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17:15  12 december  2017
17:15  12 december  2017 Source:   newsweek.com

2nd report finds law enforcement missteps in Charlottesville

  2nd report finds law enforcement missteps in Charlottesville A report on Virginia's response to a violent white nationalist rally this summer has found some missteps by law enforcement, including a "chaotic scene" in a joint incident command center and little "on-the-ground cooperation" between agencies.The report prepared by the International Association of Chiefs of Police is the second independent review released this month on the deadly Aug. 12 rally in Charlottesville.Some of the report's findings overlap with a blistering, much longer report by former U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy, who conducted a review for the city. But it is generally far less critical of the state's response.

Unite The Right rally organizer Jason Kessler is escorted by police after he attempted to speak at a press conference in front of Charlottesville City Hall Organizers of the deadly Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last summer have been denied permits to hold a second rally in

Organizers of the deadly Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last summer have been denied permits to hold a second rally in August 2018 on its anniversary. On Monday the City of Charlottesville , Virginia

a man sitting in a car engine © Provided by IBT Media Organizers of the deadly Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last summer have been denied permits to hold a second rally in August 2018 on its anniversary.

On Monday the City of Charlottesville, Virginia, called the prospect of a second rally “a danger to public safety” in a document denying white nationalist organizer Jason Kessler permits to march in the city’s Emancipation Park.

The city said it couldn't guarantee it has sufficient funds for police to keep the event free of violence.

Kessler organized the Unite the Right rally that brought white supremacists from across the U.S. to Charlottesville last August to ostensibly march in protest at the city’s proposal to remove a statue of Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee, who led the Southern states during the Civil War in their fight to keep slaves.

Officials deny permit for violent rally anniversary event

  Officials deny permit for violent rally anniversary event Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, have denied a permit requested by an organizer of the August white nationalist protest that turned violent.The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/214yLJ2 ) that City Manager Maurice Jones wrote Monday that the "proposed demonstration or special event will present a danger to public safety.

The Unite the Right rally was a white supremacist rally that occurred in Charlottesville , Virginia, from August 11 to 12, 2017. Protesters were members of the far- right and included self-identified members

If the racist “ alt - right " wants to unite again in 2018 , it may not be in Charlottesville . In a letter posted online by Kessler, Charlottesville Events Coordinator Maurice Jones recounted the violence that accompanied the rally earlier this year in rejecting the proposed anniversary gathering.

Carrying tiki torches and Confederate flags, the protesters at the rally chanted “Jews will not replace us” and “blood and soil”—a German Nazi slogan.

Clashes in the streets with counter-protesters ended in the death of anti-racism activist Heather Heyer when a member of the hard-right rammed a car into a crowd of pedestrians, injuring 19 others. Earlier this month an independent report found police failed to provide enough protection during the rally.

Read more: 'Neo-Nazi cowards' return to Charlottesville with torches to stage white nationalist protest

Members of the KKK, neo-Nazis, and the alt-right—a group of white nationalists and conspiracy theorists—were at the rally.

In the wake of the violence, President Donald Trump blamed people “on both sides” for what happened. There were “some very fine people on both sides,” Trump said.

Charlottesville survivor still healing after deadly rally

  Charlottesville survivor still healing after deadly rally Four months after James Alex Fields, Jr. drove his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring 19 others, Marcus Martin is still healing. On this chilly, fall day in Charlottesville, Martin, 27, said his leg is stiff because of the cold weather and occasionally hurts when he walks on it. He got an aircast boot taken off his left leg last month, a result from the surgery he underwent for a broken ankle, twisted tibia bone, and destroyed ligaments. Wearing tennis shoes, he walks with a slight limp, but hopes physical therapy will strengthen his leg.

The Alt - Right ‘Unite the Right 2’ rally takes place in Washington DC on Sunday, August 12, one year after hundreds of white supremacists and white The 2017 Charlottesville 'Unite the Right ' rally was marred after a Nazi Germany sympathizer, James Alex Fields Jr, drove a car into a crowd of

Content warning: everything you might expect to be present at a rally attended by a bunch of neo-nazis. Hate speech of every kind.

Former KKK leader David Duke praised Trump’s response because it didn’t specifically target white supremacists.

Kessler wanted to hold the second event over two days on August 11 and 12, 2018 to “rally against government civil rights abuse and failure to follow security plans for political dissidents.” Permits sought by one of his associates for events in Charlottesville’s McGuffey and Justice parks were also denied on Monday.

Kessler said he will sue the city and vowed the 2018 rally is still on.

“Communist government of Charlottesville denies permits for multiple right-wing rallies including the Unite the Right Anniversary Rally. BUT WE WON'T BE STOPPED,” Kessler tweeted.

“The *initial* permit decision is bogus. The rationale they give for denying it almost makes it seem like they want me to win. See you guys in court!” Kessler wrote. “Rally still happening in Charlottesville's Lee Park August 11-12th, 2018!”

Charlottesville Street Renamed In Honor Of Heather Heyer .
The Charlottesville, Virginia, street where Heather Heyer was killed on Aug. 12 has been renamed “Heather Heyer Way” in her memory. Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal passionate about social justice, died when a car plowed into a group of anti-racist demonstrators who were protesting a white supremacist rally in the city. © GoFundMe At a ceremony on Wednesday, Charlottesville honored Heyer’s memory by renaming the part of Fourth Street where she was struck. Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, spoke at the dedication event and talked about how hard it is for her to come to the street.

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