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The violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville reflects the dangerous, vicious, 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. 
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Former Oklahoma death row inmate accepts settlement in $32 million lawsuit

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Yancy Douglas
OKLAHOMA CITY - A former Oklahoma death row inmate freed after a court found prosecutorial misconduct has settled his lawsuit against a former prosecutor and the state of Oklahoma for an undisclosed amount.

The Oklahoman reported Saturday Yancy Douglas accepted the settlement in the federal case in which he initially sought $32 million for wrongful imprisonment, malicious prosecution and other claims.

Douglas and another former death row inmate, Paris Powell, filed separate federal lawsuits in 2010 after their murder convictions were overturned.

The two were convicted in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 14-year-old girl in south Oklahoma City in 1993.

A federal appeals court overturned their convictions in 2009 after concluding a prosecutor knowingly used false testimony from the only eyewitness.

Powell’s lawsuit is still pending.

Source: News9.com, August 7, 2017


Former Death Row Inmate Settles Lawsuit Against Oklahoma


Former death row inmate Yancy L. Douglas has accepted a settlement in his $32 million lawsuit against a former prosecutor and the state of Oklahoma.

How much he will be paid from taxpayer dollars under the settlement was not immediately disclosed.

"The terms of it are confidential," said John W. Coyle, one of his attorneys.

Douglas, 43, and another former death row inmate, Paris Lapriest Powell, 44, filed separate lawsuits in Oklahoma City federal court in 2010 after their murder convictions were overturned.

A jury trial in Douglas' lawsuit had been scheduled to begin next week. The case was settled Wednesday.

A jury trial in Powell's lawsuit is set to begin Sept. 12. He also is seeking $32 million.

Douglas and Powell were on death row for years after being convicted at separate trials in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 14-year-old girl, Shauna Farrow.

Source: NewsOK, Nolan Klay, August 5, 2017

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