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orlbucfan

How come there are no reports-so far-of any arrests? Hopefully, this will be reported and I missed it. T and R, Benny!! 🙂

polarbear4

Very touching, Benny. Beautiful. Sympathies to all who knew her.

polarbear4

Heather’s death is ghastly and I hope a wake up call for spoiled children dressed up like adults who think their skin pigmentation makes them superior. Someone taught them that and now we have Trump quasi-supporting them.

Not sure if this is the place to say this, but I imagine that Heather might agree, we still want to defend their right to free speech. NOT to violence, which some say the police were letting them get away with at first, which may have emboldened this obviously sick man.

Glenn Greenwald, The Misguided Attacks on ACLU for Defending Neo-Nazis’ Free Speech Rights in Charlottesville

polarbear4

Y’all probably already have this, but i’ll post it anyway, from Nina T., Our Revolution:

Yesterday an act of domestic terrorism took the lives of Heather Heyer, a fellow Bernie supporter and coworker in the movement for social justice, and two police officers, Pilot Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bate. Many others are suffering from injuries. Make no mistake, this was an intentional act of hatred by white nationalists. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this act of terrorism and their families.

Sadly, we know that the history of this country is plagued by racial violence and the false notion of white supremacy. From Native American genocide, to slavery, and the era of lynchings, groups like the Ku Klux Klan have sought to take power from people of color through fear and violence. We will not let them, or fear, win.

Look out for updates on vigils and actions in support of Charlottesville on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” We the people, who believe in what the promise of America can become, must continue our fight for racial justice and equality by being strategic and vocal in opposing this public display of hatred and racism. We will continue this justice journey, and no amount of hatred can stop a people determined to rise together.

In solidarity,

Nina Turner
President
Our Revolution

magsview

Heather’s mother on the killer:

“I think he’s still very young, and I’m sorry he believed that hate could fix problems. Hate only brings more hate,” Bro said.

That got me pretty emotional. The fact that Heather’s mom, Susan Bro, has the strength and compassion to avoid extending the hate further:

I’m very sorry that [Fields] chose that path because he has now ruined his life as well as robbed a great many of us of someone we love very much.”

🙁

This picture of Heather as a young child also got to me.

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polarbear4

wow. incredibly strong family.

magsview

Here is a periscope live feed from the site of Heather’s murder:

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1OwxWovvXQQxQ

magsview

“It’s time to unite”

“Whatever troubles we face, let’s face them together”

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magsview

McAuliffe seems to be pretty pleased with himself, patting himself on the back that no shots were fired:

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Sunday strongly defended the police response to the violent demonstrations here on Saturday, saying that law enforcement authorities had done “great work” in “a very delicate situation.”

Governor McAuliffe, in an impromptu interview before addressing two church congregations on Sunday morning, said the police estimated that 80 percent of those at the white nationalists’ rally and counterprotests — including members of self-styled militias in camouflage gear — were armed, “yet not a shot was fired.”

He also said the death of a 32-year-old woman, Heather D. Heyer, who was killed when a driver intentionally plowed his car into a crowd, could not have been prevented, calling it “car terrorism.”

Well, as long as no shots were fired..

magsview

Hmmm, apparently the link above has been edited to take out a pretty important part of what McAuliffe said, the part about the racist demonstrators having better equipment than the state police:

polarbear4

not sure i believe him. always the excuses to up the militarization….

orlbucfan

Well, he’s a Turd Way jackass so no surprise there. Thanks for all the updates, guys/gals! 🙂 I am starting to believe I was born in the wrong damn country! 🙁

magsview

Shaun King has some pull? Of course the link could just be getting passed around via other means.

I checked this GoFundMe page just a little while ago and just now again and it increased by over $4,000 in just that short time.

At a counter-protest for the Charlottesville White Supremacy rally, a 20 year old (my daughter, a Houston native) was one of the people who got hit by a car. She’s in the hospital and we really will appriecate any help for the hospitals expences. Natalie does not have health insurance at this time and has sustained skull fractures among other injuries from the attack.
 
Thank you and God bless you.

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