On August 12, 2017, DeAndre Harris took part in a counter-protest against the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was physically assaulted by six White Supremacists in a parking garage and suffered extensive injuries, including broken ribs. Photojournalist Zach D. Roberts witnessed the assault.
This is the same rally where James Alex Fields Jr. has been accused of driving a car into counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer and injuring others. Fields has been charged by the State of Virginia and with federal charges and is awaiting trial.
Out of the four men arrested for malicious wounding of DeAndre, two have now been convicted and on August 23, 2018, sentenced to prison. A third defendant, Daniel Patrick Borden, has plead guilty and awaits sentencing. Tyler Watkins Davis awaits trial. Read the rest of this entry
Tadrint and Micah Washington, the owners of the car struck in the protests held in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend, have filed a lawsuit in the Charlottesville, VA circuit court.
James Alex Fields has been arrested and charged with one count of second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death. Fields was a participant in the “United the Right” demonstration organized by White Nationalists in Charlottesville, VA.
Fields allegedly drove his car into a group of counter-protesters. At his appearance on Monday in court, Fields told Chief Judge Robert H. Downer Jr. that he cannot afford a lawyer. The 20-year old Fields has been assigned court appointed attorney Charles Weber. Fields’ next court appearance is on August 25, 2017. He is currently held in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail and was denied bond.
The Washington’s allege in court documents that they were driving home when Fields drove through a group of people, ramming their vehicle from the back injuring them.
The lawsuit names Fields, “Unite the Right” rally organizer Jason Kessler and about two dozen alt-right leaders and organizations as defendants. Read the rest of this entry