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US: Virginia (News/Activism)

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  • Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Confirms Gov. McAuliffe ‘Made the Decision…to Shut Things Down’

    08/18/2017 3:36:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-17-18 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran told Richmond talk radio host Jeff Katz on Monday that Governor Terry McAuliffe “made the decision . . . to shut things down” at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville...August 12. Appearing on Katz’s 1140 AM WRVA radio program, Moran explained the rapidly moving sequence of events that began at 11:22 a.m. when he phoned Governor McAuliffe from the City of Charlottesville Command Center located on the sixth floor of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Charlottesville, just a few blocks from Emancipation Park. “In light of the escalating violence we had...
  • Manassas Cancelled

    08/18/2017 2:57:36 PM PDT · by satan · 63 replies
    Officials in Manassas, Virginia, say they are canceling an upcoming Civil War Weekend due to safety concerns. The event had been planned for later this month. "Recent events have ignited passions in this country surrounding the Civil War and the symbols representing it. The City of Manassas is saddened by these events and abhors the violence happening around the country," according to a statement from the city's communications manager Friday.  The statement went on to say Manassas doesn't want to "further exacerbate the situation." The city's Civil War Weekend had been scheduled to be held Aug. 25-27. Officials have called...
  • Charlottesville: We’re Being Played

    08/18/2017 1:22:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 08/18/2017 | Baron Bodissey
    The clash between the alt-right and the hard left at last Saturday’s aborted “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville ended in what appeared to be a deliberate atrocity on 4th Street just below the Downtown Mall. One woman was killed, and nineteen others wounded when James Fields ran them down with his car. The reason for the car’s sudden acceleration is not yet clear, but the Antifa action with the baseball bat immediately prior to the incident does raise questions (see this post for more).Given the speed at which the car was traveling, and the number of people on...
  • Charlottesville mayor wants special session to remove Confederate statue

    08/18/2017 12:29:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 8/18/17 | reuters
    Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said in a statement that whether the monuments go to museums, cemeteries or elsewhere, "it is clear that they no longer can be celebrated in shared civic areas, like Charlottesville's Downtown Mall."
  • Charlottesville and Its Aftermath: What if It Was a Setup?

    08/18/2017 10:32:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    The ridiculous campaign by virtually every media outlet, every Democrat and far too many squishy Republicans to label Trump some kind of  racist and Nazi sympathizer is beginning to have the stink of an orchestrated smear.   The conflagration in Charlottesville is beginning to feel like a set-up, perhaps weeks or months in the planning.  Planned by whom?  Time may tell.  We know that Michael Signer, the mayor of Charlottesville, declared his city to be the "capital of the resistance" just after Trump's inauguration.  We know that Gov. Terry McAuliffe is a corruptocrat, joined at the hip to the Clintons. ...
  • Charlottesville Police Come Forward: We Were Told to “STAND DOWN” to Ignite Race War (Video)

    08/18/2017 7:15:04 AM PDT · by WashingtonSource · 69 replies
    Truth Uncensored ^ | August 16, 2017 | Lauren Richardson
    A Charlottesville police officer has come forward to express his outrage at being told to “stand down” by the city mayor during violent clashes between protesters. The officer also claims the protests, which pitched “white supremacists” against members of Antifa, were “set up” to allow for the groups to ignite into exactly what happened. “We [Charlotesville police] were ordered to bring the rival groups together. As soon as they were in contact with each other, we were told to stand down. It was outrageous. We weren’t allowed to arrest anyone without asking the mayor first. We weren’t even allowed to...
  • MSNBC’s Katy Tur shamelessly tries to bait mother of Charlottesville victim

    08/18/2017 8:56:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/18/2017 | Rick Moran
    Trump haters, intoxicated on the Nazi-KKK-Trump meme they are pushing, are unmasking themselves as hateful cynics. Yesterday, we saw Katy Tur of MSNBC metaphorically morph before our eyes into a vulture feasting for political carrion on the body of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer. Interviewing Susan Bro, Heather Heyer’s mother, Tur asked five straight questions, trying to get the grieving mother to stop being scrupulously nonpolitical and give her something to use against Trump. How is this not exploitation? How is this not harassment?
  • Charlottesville victim's Mother rebukes Trump

    08/18/2017 8:46:59 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 74 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th August 2017 | BBC News
    The mother of a woman killed in violent clashes at a white supremacist rally has said she has "no interest" in speaking with President Donald Trump. Susan Bro said she refuses to speak to Mr Trump after hearing him equate demonstrators, like her daughter, with white supremacists. Her daughter, Heather Heyer, was killed on Saturday after a car ploughed through a crowd of counter-protesters. She said she did not "want to be used for political agendas". Mrs Bro told ABC New's Good Morning America television programme she missed a call from the White House, which appeared to have been made...
  • ACLU blames McAuliffe, police for Charlottesville

    08/18/2017 7:39:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 67 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | Liam Clancy
    In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one dead and at least 38 injured, many members of the national media were quick to blame the “Unite the Right” rally attendees for the outbreak of street warfare between “alt-right” and “alt-left” protesters. But according to the ACLU and reporters covering the rally, the violence escalated due to what many believe was an intentional lack of police oversight, with the blame aimed squarely at Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe. “The police actually allowed us to square off against each other,” one counter-protester told CNN. “There were fights, and the...
  • The Democrats Wanted Charlottesville (This is good)

    08/18/2017 3:05:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | William L. Gensert
    The riots were not about a statue and it was not about the alt-right. Antifa (an umbrella term for different nominally “anti-fascist” groups) has been itching for a real fight for a long time. It was only fun attacking Trump supporters for so long (as they did in Seattle over the weekend), and their exposure in the press has been diminishing. What’s the point of rioting if you can’t get your group on CNN? Sure, you can’t let your identity be known because of potential criminal charges but the mask takes care of that. Then, you can tell your friends...
  • CNN Infobabe Loses Her Mind When Her Conservative Guest Won’t Conform

    08/18/2017 4:52:24 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Some awesome audio sound bites are coming up, including Cookie found the exchange on CNN I was talking about where some poor Republican was being challenged to condemn practically the sun coming up if it came up over Nazis. “Do you condemn…? Do you condemn…?” “Yes, I condemn, but I also…” “You do! Do you condemn…?” It’s incredible. In fact, the infobabe got so frustrated she told him to shut up and let her talk at one point. It was Kate Bolduan, one of the infobabes at CNN who was devastated that Hillary lost. You realize these people still...
  • Majority of Americans oppose removing Confederate Monuments.

    08/17/2017 10:39:25 PM PDT · by Merrittk · 52 replies
    WTVR ^ | 08/16/17
    "A majority of Americans polled in an NPR/PBS News Hours/Marist poll believe that statues of honoring leaders of the Confederacy should remain as a historical symbol."
  • Democrats plan events to boost support after Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 11:49:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2017 3:06 PM EDT
    The Democratic National Committee plans more than 160 events across the United States this weekend, aiming to seize on the outrage following last weekend’s white supremacist rally in Virginia. DNC officials have declared a “Weekend of Action” with a theme of “Rise and Organize.” A DNC statement says the plans are a response to President Donald Trump blaming “both sides” for the deadly violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia. …
  • Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump

    08/17/2017 11:42:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 17, 2017 2:42 PM EDT | Josef Federman
    Israel’s prime minister faced growing calls on Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump’s response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic displays in Charlottesville, Virginia, even at the risk of angering the American leader. Benjamin Netanyahu has remained largely silent during the unfolding crisis in Virginia. While issuing a terse condemnation of neo-Nazis and racists, he has said nothing about Trump’s apparent defense of the actions of white supremacists during last weekend’s deadly violence. […] Trump has acknowledged there were some “very bad people” at Saturday’s rally, where a woman was killed when a car slammed into a crowd of...
  • Ayatollah Khamenei Demands America ‘Tackle White Supremacy’ After Charlottesville

    08/17/2017 7:08:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 August 2017 | John Hayward
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used his English-language Twitter account on Wednesday to declare, “If the U.S. has any power, they better manage their country, tackle white supremacy rather than meddle in nations’ affairs.” Khamenei linked this comment to the Twitter hashtags for #WhiteSupremacy and #Charlottesville. He included a photo of indeterminate origin showing a younger version of himself holding a black child, which is presumably supposed to demonstrate his superior racial sensitivity. To its credit, the Washington Post was sharply skeptical of the tweet, noting that Khamenei routinely seeks to exploit American crimes and tragedies for political advantage....
  • As Arlington Cemetery's fills up, should Confederates make room? [yes, barf alert]

    08/17/2017 5:52:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 6/27/17 | Dan K. Thomasson
    Arlington National Cemetery, it seems, is running out of space. A bugler might need to play taps for the holiest and most visited of the nation's military resting places sometime around midcentury if the burial ground isn't further expanded. But oh yes, I forgot. Some space could be made in Section 16, where one can find buried Confederate dead and a memorial to those who fell trying to form a separate union. With today's full-out mania to wipe away visible Civil War history, at least the tributes to the South's heroes, perhaps some plots could be freed up by removing...
  • Armed Antifa Protesters Crash Funeral For Charlottesville Victim

    08/17/2017 5:46:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Unfortunately, there are no straight videos, just edited affairs with editorializing and a narrator.
  • Virginia EBT System Down For SNAP Recipients

    08/17/2017 4:13:20 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 142 replies
    WDBJ ^ | 08/17/17
    ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) The contractor that maintains EBT services for Virginia's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is experiencing multi-state service problems. This has resulted in an EBT System outage. It is unknown when the system will be restored. SNAP clients can call (866) 281-2448 to check on the status of the system restoration. Clients can also call 2-1-1 to learn of food resources that might be available to supplement their needs during the temporary outage. Also, clients can call the Enterprise Customer Service Center at (855) 635-4370 with any additional questions related to their benefits.
  • Stonewall Jackson's great-great-grandsons call for statue of their ancestor to be taken down

    08/17/2017 3:18:07 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-17-2017
    The great-great-grandsons of Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson said the monument to the legendary Confederate general and others in Virginia's capital city were constructed as symbols of white supremacy and should be taken down. They added: 'While we are not ashamed of our great great grandfather, we are ashamed to benefit from white supremacy while our black family and friends suffer. We are ashamed of the monument.'
  • AP FACT CHECK: Viral photo doesn't show 'antifa' beating cop

    08/17/2017 3:12:02 PM PDT · by FourtySeven · 22 replies
    MSN ^ | 17 Aug 2017 | AP
    A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image. The image showing a man wielding a club and wearing an "antifa" jacket while standing over a downed officer was widely shared after the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The image has been circulating for several months among those opposed to the antifa movement, which is comprised of far-left-leaning militant groups that resist neo-Nazis and white supremacists.