Suspect Who Ran Over Counterprotesters In Charlottesville Last Year Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

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The 21-year-old Ohio man who allegedly drove his car into a group of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last year in Charlottesville, Va., killing one woman, has been charged with federal hate crimes.

The indictment charges James Alex Fields with 28 counts of hate crime acts causing bodily injury and involving an attempt to kill, one count of a hate crime resulting in the death of Heather Heyer, 32, and one count of racially motivated violent interference with a federally protected activity.

“At the Department of Justice, we remain resolute that hateful ideologies will not have the last word and that their adherents will not get away with violent crimes against those they target,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement.

Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

4 COMMENTS

  1. How come the antifa thugs were not charged? Not that I like white nationalists, but the liberal-fascists are way more aggressive and totalitarian.

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