Jury Orders $25 Million to Compensate Victims of Charlottesville Suprematist March

WorldJury Orders $25 Million to Compensate Victims of Charlottesville...

a jury Feather America has decided that a . the organizers of march too far made four years ago CharlottesvilleMILF who left a dead and at least 19 injured, they have to pay more $25 million Feather Compensation,

Thus ended the civil suit filed by the residents of that city. Virginia State, which were influenced by August 2017 Rally under the motto unite the right) was against the plan of the Municipal Corporation to withdraw the picket image NS General Robert E. Lee, who commanded the forces on the south side prosclavitude During the American Civil War between 1861 and 1865.

The performance began on the night of 11 August with a march, in which Neo-Nazis And white supremacist did torches, The next day, in the midst of clashes with counter-protesters, a neo-Nazi sympathizer, James Fields, drove his car into a crowd of people, killing Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman.

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The jury investigating the civil case was unable to agree on two federal cases conspiracy, but found the defendant liable for civil conspiracy and other claims under Virginia state law.

Twelve people and five neo-Nazi and white nationalist groupsIncluding the National Socialist Movement and Vanguard America, were ordered to pay more than $25 million in damages.

Roberta Kaplan, plaintiff’s attorney, said the verdict “is a message that this country in no way tolerates violence based on racial and religious hatred.” “And that no one will ever bring violence to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, because now they know what will happen if they do,” he said.

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In a joint statement, nine plaintiffs He said he hoped the decision “will encourage others to feel more secure in the future by defending human dignity and raising their voices against white supremacy.”

After acts of violence in Charlottesville in August 2017, then-President Donald Trump said there were “very good people on both sides”, which accused him of complacency with the far-right.

Fields was later sentenced to life imprisonment.

NS civil procedure, launched in 2017 by the victims, progressed slowly, particularly due to the lack of cooperation from the defendants. During the trial, most of them did not deny their beliefs, including racist ones, but denied planning the violence.

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The organizers of the demonstration argued that they were only doing their exercise. right to freedom of expression Guaranteed in the First Amendment to the Constitution.

In the 1980s and 1990s, civil cases presented by anti-racist activist They brought various extremist organizations to their knees, forcing them to give up their properties to pay compensation as determined by the courts.

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