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The Blissful Ignorance of American neo-Nazis

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The violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville reflects the dangerous, open-the-floodgates culture that having a Bully-in-Chief in the White House has created in America.
Hundreds of protesters descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017 for a “Unite the Right” rally. 
The rally was dispersed by police minutes after its scheduled start at noon, after clashes between rallygoers and counter-protesters, and after a torchlit pre-rally march Friday night descended into violence.
But later that day, as rallygoers began a march and counterprotests continued, a reported Nazi sympathizer drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing one and injuring 19.
Self-described “pro-white” activist Jason Kessler organized the rally to protest the planned removal of a statue of confederate general Robert E. Lee from a park in Charlottesville. 
Kessler is affiliated with the alt-right movement that uses internet trolling tactics to argue against diversity and “identity po…

No Trial Date or Death Penalty Decision in Dylann Roof Federal Case

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Dylann Roof
There is still no trial date in the federal case against accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof, and still no decision on whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty.

At a hearing this morning, Judge Richard Gergel heard from both sides of the case on their progress towards trial. 

Prosecutors said their case likely wouldn't be ready before Roof's trial on state charges in July. One reason for the delay is the lack of resolution on the death penalty. 

Roof's attorneys have already indicated his willingness to plead guilty to the federal charges if the death penalty is taken off the table. 

But that decision likely won't come for a few more months as the government says it will forward the case to a committee that will then make a recommendation to the attorney general on whether the death penalty should be sought.

Roof faces 33 federal charges in the June 17th shootings at Emanuel AME church in downtown Charleston that left 9 people dead and 3 others wounded. 

Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson has already said she intends to seek the death penalty for Roof on the state charges.

Source: NBC news, December 1, 2015

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