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A Tale of Two Crashes – American Renaissance

While I was covering the Waukesha Christmas Parade murder trial for American Renaissance, I was struck by similarities to the case of James Fields, the white man who drove his car into a crowd of protesters on August 11, 2017, at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both Darrell Brooks and James Fields were accused

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Jury awards $26M in damages for Unite the Right violence

A jury ordered 17 white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay more than $26 million in damages Tuesday over the violence that erupted during the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017. After a nearly month-long civil trial, the jury in U.S. District Court deadlocked on two key claims but found the


‘An incredible day’ as Lee statue removed in Charlottesville

Cheers erupted Saturday as a Confederate statue that towered for nearly a century over downtown Charlottesville was carted away by truck from the Virginia city where it had become a flashpoint for racist protests and deadly violence. It was a day of palpable joy and immense relief for scores of residents and visitors who lined

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