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Tue Nov 23, 2021, 03:15 PM

Jury Finds Rally Organizers Responsible for Charlottesville Violence

Source: NYT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Jurors on Tuesday found the main organizers of the deadly right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 liable under state law for injuries to counterprotesters, awarding more than $25 million in damages. But the jury deadlocked on federal conspiracy charges.

The case in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville, was brought by nine plaintiffs, four men and five women, including four people injured in the same car attack that killed one counterprotester, 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

In addition to their physical injuries from the crash, including three concussions and a skull fracture, the plaintiffs testified that they suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, including insomnia, the inability to concentrate, flashbacks and panic attacks.

All were seeking compensatory and unspecified punitive damages, including payment for medical costs as well as $3 million to $10 million for pain and suffering depending on the degree of their injuries.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/23/us/charlottesville-rally-verdict.html



Spencer, Kessler, Cantwell and other white supremacists found liable in deadly Unite the Right rally

Prominent white supremacists Richard Spencer, Jason Kessler and Christopher Cantwell and others engaged in a conspiracy in advance of the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017, a jury has ruled.

The jury did not reach a verdict on two federal conspiracy charges, but did find that every defendant was liable for civil conspiracy under Virginia law.

The jury then awarded $500,000 in punitive damages against all 12 individual defendants, and $1 million against five white nationalist organizations on that conspiracy count. Other damages followed on further counts.

The 11 jurors need only to find “a preponderance of the evidence,” rather than the higher bar of “beyond reasonable doubt” in criminal trials. But they deadlocked on two federal claims of a race-based conspiracy, while agreeing that there was a conspiracy under Virginia state law and that the victims were entitled to compensation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/11/23/charlottesville-verdict-live-updates/

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Reply Jury Finds Rally Organizers Responsible for Charlottesville Violence (Original post)
demmiblue Nov 23 OP
packman Nov 23 #1
Downtown Hound Nov 23 #2
gademocrat7 Nov 23 #3
iluvtennis Nov 23 #4
calimary Nov 23 #5
Roc2020 Nov 23 #6
electric_blue68 Nov 23 #7
FakeNoose Nov 23 #8
Volaris Nov 23 #9
asiliveandbreathe Nov 23 #10
turbinetree Nov 23 #11
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 23 #12
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 24 #13
2Gingersnaps Nov 24 #14

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 03:33 PM

1. Well ---

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 03:51 PM

2. Sweet!

It's important to celebrate our victories as well as mourn our defeats.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 03:58 PM

3. Good news!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 04:57 PM

4. Bravo!!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 05:00 PM

5. Well how 'bout that. Good news from a jury!

For a change!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 05:37 PM

6. Awesome

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 05:39 PM

7. Very good!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 06:01 PM

8. Thank you Charlottesville jurors for doing the right thing!

Nobody's going to jail because this wasn't a criminal trial, but the defendants will all pay fines that will be awarded to the victims. That's good enough for me.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 06:11 PM

9. They will gofundme the cash they need to cover the payouts.

Short of declaring bankruptcy and just starting a new grift she'll company, they wont be hurt.

At least the victims will have some cash in their pockets...

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Response to Volaris (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 06:39 PM

10. Hopefully, gofundme will not allow fund raising for these white supremicists..

They need to see it for what it is..and what it is not..

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 07:13 PM

11. Trumps RNC will help pay for it.....just wait and see ....

and just think Spenser and this bunch of traitors will be indicted... for an insurrection, if memory serves me correctly....

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 07:19 PM

12. Great

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:46 AM

13. It's a shame democracy itself can't sue them.

Just like the January 6th insurrectionists, these fascists put another dent in America's Democracy and in international trust in her light on the hill.

Their beloved GOP does not care and in fact encourages more violent fascist actions.

KY.......

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:33 AM

14. There was no mistaking the dog whistles in 2015,

but this incident is where the domestic terrorist Brownshirt movement for Hair Fuhrer went full public, culminating in January 6.

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