Posted on June 28 2018
“If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."- Heather Heyer
In 2017 Fields was originally charged with: first-degree murder, five counts of malicious wounding, three counts of aggravated malicious wounding, and failure to stop in event of injury or death. All the aforementioned charges are felonies. Furthermore this federal indictment has absolutely zero effect on the current state charges pending against Fields. In early January 2018, a Virginia Circuit Court Judge docketed a three week jury trial. In which the Virginia (City of Charolletsville) Commonwealth Attorney will start the trial in the Charlottesville Circuit Court on Monday November 26, 2018. The Office released the following Press Release, link found here.
Rule 3.6 of the Virginia State Bar's Rules of Professional Conduct states, in pertinent part: "A lawyer participating in or associated with the… prosecution … of a criminal matter that may be tried to a jury shall not make or participate in making an extrajudicial statement… that the lawyer knows, or should know, will have a substantial likelihood of interfering with the fairness of a trial by jury."
As a result, the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Charlottesville will have no further comment at this time. Please bear in mind that neither state or federal indictments are evidence of guilt and that Mr. Fields is presumed to be innocent.
Unite the Right
and the senseless murder of Heather Heyer
JAMES ALEX FIELDS JR.
30 Count Federal Indictment - HATE CRIMES
The DOJ-OPA unsealed the 8 page Indictment yesterday afternoon, predictablly is news was greatly overshadowed by the following events that only happened yesterday. The frenetic pace in which we as a country careen from Trump intitiated Crisis after self created Crisis...IT. IS. EXHAUSTING.
Keep in mind this is a partial list of what occurred yesterday, in the same news cycle as the WDVA Grand Jury handing down a 30 Count Federal Indictment...
- (not unexpected) Announcement of Justice Kennedy’s retirement
- Stock market plunging (3rd day in a row)
- Trump Putin summit
- the Court unsealed the 50 Page Manafort Warrant & Affidavit
- Unaccompanied Minors, only 6 UAM reunited since June 21st
- HHS OIG formaly announced they have launched a probe
- SEC Azar & HHS grilled by the House subcommittee
- Search Warrant. See link to unsealed Indictment, found here
- Strozk HPSCI closed hearing
Page 2 paragraph 5 and 6 where the Government lays the foundation to argue in the near future, Fields’ state of mind, and (possibly) premeditated “criminal intent” both of which are cornerstone of criminal complaints: “mens rea and actus reus...out of the gate...Fields :prolific use of numerous social media accounts, that afforded Fields a platform to spread his hate, concurrently amplifying others who share his views on non-whites.
...obtained multiple social media accounts,...express his beliefs regarding race, national
origin, religion and other topics.
On these accounts, FIELDS expressed and promoted his belief that white people are superior to other races and peoples; expressed support of the social and racial policies of Adolf Hitler and Nazi-era Germany, including the Holocaust; and espoused violence against African Americans, Jewish people and members of other racial; ethnic and religious groups he perceived to be non-white.
FIELDS also expressed these views directly in interactions with individuals known to him.
I now refer you to paragraph 5, which reads in part...
August I 1, 2017 , as Defendant JAMES ALEX FIELDS JR. prepared to leavehis home in Maumee, Ohio, to travel to Charlottesville, Virginia, a family member sent him atext message urging him to be careful...
FIELDS replied to the text message that "We're not theones who need to be careful."...FIELDS attached an image of Adolf Hitler.
paragraphs 6 & 7, wihich reads in part:
...”afternoon of August 11,2017 , Defendant JAMES ALEX FIELDS
JR. departed Maumee, Ohio, driving his gray Dodge Challenger bearing Ohio license plate GVF-1111, and arrived in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the early moming of August 12,2017”
This is me being devil’s advocate here, so please don’t take it literally. I do see a potential for Defendant Fields to use the; your honor, ladies & gentlemen of the Jury, my client suffered from “sleep deprivation” becusd my client drove all night long.. He traveled all the way from his home in Ohio to the Unite the Right Rally, held in,Charolettesville, VA It is both plausible & probable, and it’s a relatively strong counter argument.
Based on various GPS mapping websites, there are 2 possible Routes Defendant Fields could have used. Oddly both routes require tolls. Which means I’m certain the investigators have already reviewed the Toll Booth/Plaza videos and may have gone as far as to download all of the data stored in Defendant Fields’ car, such as; lemgth of driving, speed, acceleration, etc.
- 1) Route I-80 west, 540 miles, estimated drive time 8 hours and 14 minutes.
- 2) Route I-64 West, 543 miles, estimated drive time 8 hours and 24 minutes.
I now turn your attention to pages 3 & 4, this is where the aforementioned state of mind and possible pre-meditation occurred. Specifically paragraphs 9 & 11, there are three NEW pieces of information disclosured:
🚩Many of the individuals in the crowd were chanting and carrying signs promoting equality and protesting against racial and other forms of discrimination. FIELDS slowly proceeded in his vehicle toward the crowd and stopped and observed the crowd while idling in his vehicle. With no vehicle behind him, FIELDS then slowly reversed his vehicle back toward the top of the hill,near the intersection of Fourth and East Market ("Market") Streets.
🚩FIELDS JR. stopped his vehicle. FIELDS rapidly accelerated,
through a stop sign and across a raised pedestrian mall, and drove directly into the crowd.FIELDS's vehicle stopped only when it struck another vehicle near the intersection of Fourth and Water Streets.
FIELDS then rapidly reversed his car and fled the scene. As FIELDS drove in to and through the crowd, FIELDS struck numerous individuals, killing Heather Heyer and injuring many others.
18 U.S.C. $ 249 (a)(1) - Hate Crilme Resulting in death. Hate Crime Act involving Attempt to Kill - COUNTS 1-29
18 U.S.C §245 (b)(2)(B) - Bias-Motivated Interference with Federally Protected Activity Resulting in Death
NOTICE OF SPECIAL FINDINGS
PURSUANT TO TITLE 18. UNITED STATES CODE. SECTIONS 3591 AND 3592
18 U.S.C. §3591(a)(2)(A)); intentionally killed Heather Heyer
18 U.S.C. §3591(a)(2)(B)); intentionally inflicted serious bodily injury that resulted in the death of Heather Heyer.
You can read the Official DOJ-OPA unsealed Western District of Virginia Grand Jury Indictment, via the DOJ-OPA link found here.
Statement from Heather Heyer’s mother Susan Bro:
I can not emphasize enough. The president, Donald J Trump, waited DAYS to call or even attempted to call Heather Heyer’s mother. When Trump or his staff realized....wait for...it...president Trump:
“After what he said about my child, and — it’s not that I saw somebody else’s tweets about him, I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters like Ms. Heyer with the KKK and the white supremacists,” Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro
“You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying I’m sorry,” Bro said. “I’m not forgiving for that.”
Trump and/or his Staff,
CALLED HEATHER HEYER’S MOTHER
DURING HER CHILD’S FUNERAL...
Who does that?
Who calls a grieving parent during their own child’s funeral?
The lack of situational awareness and compassion is incomprehensibly cruel.
But then again Donald Trump and his equally cruel supporters started sending death threats to Heather Heyer’s mother. They send deaths to the mother of Heather Heyer...see full NBC News interview here.
I think the president has found a niche in voters of the people who feel marginalized and I think he has continued to nurture those marginalized voters,” she said. “I’ve had death threats already ... because of what I’m doing right this second."
Statement from FBI Director Wray:
“Hatred and violence have no place in our communities," said FBI Director Christopher Wray. “The investigation of hate crimes is a top priority of the FBI, and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure those who perpetrate such despicable acts are held accountable.”
Statement from WDVA AUSA Cullen:
As this case indicates, our office will aggressively prosecute hate crimes and other civil-rights offenses committed because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, or national origin of any individual or group,” U.S. Attorney Thomas T. Cullen stated. “We are grateful to the FBI and our state and local law-enforcement colleagues who conducted the parallel federal and state investigations in a cooperative fashion, enabling us to vindicate this critical federal interest.”
Statement from FBI Special Agent in Charge Lee:
The events of Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville are a grim reminder of why the FBI prioritizes its investigations of civil rights violations among the top of its criminal programs. I hope today will also be a reminder to those who are motivated by hate and intent on committing violence; we are going to be there, just as we were in this case,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Lee of the Richmond Division, who also oversees the office in Charlottesville. “I want to thank the Civil Rights Division and the United States Attorney’s Office for their outstanding partnership, my team of FBI agents and analysts who worked tirelessly to put the case together, and the business owners and residents of Charlottesville who worked with us and provided a massive volume of evidence in this case.”
Statement from the Racist in the White House:
It is really worth pointing out that Donald J Trump is an unmistakable racist and has normalized White Supremacist, Neo Nazis and KKK. They just love that bloated Orange Hate Goblin, Mr “there are very fine people on both sides”
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