The scumbag who drove his car into a bunch of counter-protesters in Charlottesville in 2017 has been found guilty of murder.
From NBC News:
James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty on Friday of killing Heather Heyer when he plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters last year at a Unite the Right rally that quickly turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Fields, 21, was convicted on all counts, including first-degree murder in connection to Heyer’s death and five counts of aggravated malicious wounding, three counts of malicious wounding and one hit and run count for injuring dozens of others with his vehicle.
In addition, Fields — who a former teacher said was fascinated by Nazism and Adolf Hitler — was charged with 30 federal hate crimes. He’s been on trial since November for the murder charge and still faces trial on the additional charges.
After a week of testimony, a jury found that Fields deliberately rammed his car into the crowd after the rally, which was organized in part to protest the removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue.
Some people on the right were trying to defend or find some excuses for his actions, but he just seems like a bitter angry scumbag who did this on purpose.
It’s not just an image of Hitler, that kinda skews what it is – it is a meme of Hitler, which some can use and not be fans of Hitler, exactly. Apparently he used them a lot.
IN any case, given what his own mom said about him, I don’t know how anyone can defend what he did or pretend he’s innocent in any way:
James Alex Fields Jr., the driver charged with killing a woman at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a 12-inch knife, according to transcripts from dramatic 911 calls released Monday.
Samantha Bloom, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, repeatedly called police about her son, in 2010 and 2011, telling officers he was on medication to control his temper, transcripts from 911 calls show.
Records show that Fields was arrested and put in juvenile detention after his mother reported in 2011 that he stood behind her wielding a knife. Earlier in the year, she called 911 to say that her son was “being very threatening toward her” and that she didn’t feel “in control on the situation,” according to a dispatcher’s notes obtained by The Washington Post.
In another incident in 2010, the mom said her son smacked her in the head and locked her in the bathroom after she told him to stop playing video games.
But I’m sure there are plenty of gullible souls out there still willing to pitch conspiracy theories and ignore the obvious reality right in front of their faces. See you in the comments!! Also, #MAGA!