Many are still in shock over the events that transpired in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday. Early in the day violence broke out at a “Unite the Night” event, at which members of alt right, neo-Confederate, Neo-nazis, white nationalist and white supremacist movements were protesting the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park.
As the rally was coming to a close, a car drove straight into the crowd of people, described by a witness as “anti-racist protesters”, killing a 32 year old woman, and injuring 19 other people.
President Trump’s response stumped many, as he did not seem to condemn the racist behaviors that resulted in such a terrible occurrence. Trump stated:
‘I condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of violence and bigotry on many sides.’
What Trump fails to realize, as it seems, is that there would have not been any violence or bigotry if the racist, hateful protesters had just stayed home. James Alex Fields Jr., the driver of the car, was known to have neo-nazi views.
Many wondered if the FBI or Department of Justice would be looking into the deadly terror attack, and it seems that they now have the answer.
The president retweeted an article, which stated that U.S officials have announced that they have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack at the rally. The investigation was announced Saturday by officials of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia and the Richmond field office of the FBI.
The DOJ is opening a civil rights investigation on the car attack in Charlottesville https://t.co/bkqmQENipV
— Axios (@axios) August 13, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that U.S. Attorney Rick Mountcastle has already began the investigation, and has the full support of the DoJ. He also stated:
‘The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice. When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated.’
Twitter rejoiced over the fact that there would be further investigations into this matter, while slamming Trump for refusing to specifically condemn white supremacists, or even refer to the tragic event as what it was, a terror attack.
Why won't you explicitly condemn Nazis and white nationalists?
— ?Gringo Covfefe 25.4 (@SweGringo) August 13, 2017
Civil rights? Lemme guess: the dead woman violated the driver's lawful right to kill her with his mom's car? Sessions makes it her fault.
— thinman (@thinman) August 13, 2017
— Jim Petras (@jimpetras) August 13, 2017
— Craig Harner (@cbharner) August 13, 2017
We know why you won't personally condemn white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists: they are your most passionate supporters. pic.twitter.com/EnfvOGD81U
— Harmless (@InertAlien) August 13, 2017
Open a terrorism investigation…
— Sedition (@Sedition1216) August 13, 2017
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