They say that in addition to holding march organizers accountable for the violence, they hope to prevent similar toxic glasses-wearing hate groups in the future, relying on civil lawsuits in the absence of take decisive action by the criminal justice system…. A jury is asked to decide whether each defendant participated in a conspiracy, and if so, what compensation should be paid to the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs traced a line from Mr Fields through all of the participating organizations, linking him first to Vanguard America, the group he marched with in Charlottesville, then to other organizations and their leaders …. To find a way to prove it. Foreseeing the violence, the plaintiffs highlighted how often the idea of hitting protesters with cars came up to them. Samantha Froelich, who dated two of the main organizers simultaneously during the lead up to the protest, but who has since left the movement, testified that hitting protesters with cars was discussed at a party early that summer in “Fash Loft”, short for fascist, nickname for [Richard] Spencerher apartment in Alexandria, Virginia.
After the violence, Matthew Parrott– one of the leaders of the disbanded traditionalist Workers’ Party, modeled after the Nazi Party – and others celebrated. “Charlottesville is a huge win,” he said in a post. “Alternatives are not a pathetic and one-sided internet fad, but a fearsome street force.”
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