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General News    H2'ed 10/14/17

There's Something Rotten in Charlottesville

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Two months before Charlottesville was in the spotlight, police arrested their most prominent critic in the middle of the night. 72-year-old progressive Jeff Fogel was running for prosecutor, and his last-minute arrest, based on the word of a white nationalist, apparently worked. He didn't win.  Then during the demonstrations on Aug. 12, the police appeared uninterested in stopping violence between white supremacists, many of whom came armed, and rival demonstrators. Later that day, DeAndre Harris was savagely beaten by 6 white nationalists wielding baseball bats and two-by-fours in a parking garage next to the police station, but no arrests were made at the time. And now there is a warrant for Harris' arrest. According to the Washington Post , the magistrate issued the warrant after a self-identified “southern nationalist”  accused Harris  of injuring him during his own assault.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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