wondering how the crying nazi spent the anniversary of the violence he helped orchestrate last year?
he celebrated a woman's murder & then set up a webstore to sell walkie talkies.
from the man who will sell you you autographed copies of a book he not only did not write but has not read... overpriced two way radios!
to be fair, i don't know if he's still offering to personalize copies of mein kampf purchased on his website now that he's selling a translation that he hasn't even read. i wouldn't want to make any untrue allegations about a man whose catchphrase is "okay! fuck it! nazi time!"
arriving a little late & a little wet to the second meeting this week of the police civilian review board. they’ve got a working draft of their bylaws!!
oh this is VERY boring.
i’m already nostalgic for the meeting i just came from.
an attorney from legal aid justice center is guiding them through shaping this section. there have been a lot of questions in the past about how independent they can really be of the same lawyer represents them & the police.
despite the flash flood warning, tonight’s joint session of charlottesville city council & the human rights commission is still on!
(i’ve seen pictures of some flooding in other parts of town, but i didn’t encounter any downtown. the albemarle county school board meeting is off.)
it looks like there’s only ONE actual member of the commission here?
charlene green (staff, not on the commission) from the office of human rights is addressing interim city manager mike murphy & councilors hill, signer, and galvin.
city attorney john blair is in the audience.
ann smith, the commission’s chair & the only member present tonight, is reading from a powerpoint about the role & history of the commission.
i’m unable to locate an agenda for tonight’s work session...
jason is mid-meltdown over on gab, but there is an important point here -- i've spent a significant portion of the past year sitting in courtrooms for arraignments, trials, sentencings, you name, it for folks across the political spectrum.
fascists don't do court support.
white supremacists, white nationalists, white identitarians, fascists, nazis, klansmen, whatever flavor of shit you can think of -- no one comes to support them. there is no solidarity, no love, no support for one another as comrades in the struggle.
because their movement is about hate. the reason they don't support each other when times get tough is the same reason jason failed to 'unite the right' - you cannot unite something that is inherently about division. there is no solidarity in shared hatred.
with so many disasters and so many folks collecting money for disaster relief, it can be hard to know for certain you're donating to a legitimate cause. here's one gofundme you should NOT be donating to.
using that fundraiser money to help fellow whites ONLY.
shealyn really ought to put more work into her klan paraphernalia website -- there aren't any products in the store.
after being sentenced back in march to 8 months and 5 months, respectively, for trespassing and destruction of property charges related to removing the tarps from the confederate statues, brian lambert and chris wayne were arraigned today for their appeals.
both men, now represented by a new attorney, entered not guilty pleas today. lambert's trial will be january 9th, wayne's is feb 20th. both men waived the right to a jury trial, which was probably smart. they aren't exactly the most charming individuals.
in this study, white female undergrads overestimated the age of black teenage boys by an average of 4.5 years. these women are barely out of their teens themselves - imagine how much stronger that tendency to overestimate is if you’re a racist old man.
i don’t want you to check out my soundcloud or my instagram but i do want you to support my community. the charlottesville resilience fund has paid the court costs for many local activists fighting white supremacy.
we talk a lot about the lee & jackson statues in charlottesville, but did you know there's a statue of a confederate soldier in the same park as the jackson statue, in front of the albemarle county courthouse?
while lee & jackson are in the city, johnny reb is county property.
johnny reb was paid for by the united daughters of the confederacy, the city, and the county in 1909. he's been watching over all who come & go from the albemarle county courts for 109 years, reminding black folks every day that they aren't equal here.
last night, richmond's city council voted down a resolution to ask the general assembly for permission to decide locally the fate of their confederate monuments. a former city councilor spoke during public comment on what these symbols mean to him.
james alex fields is back on the charlottesville circuit court docket this afternoon for more pretrial motions. will this be another 2 hour pretrial conference in chambers with no actual statements made in court? that's pretty likely. gonna go anyway.
as expected, just another pretrial conference in chambers. they spent an hour in conference discussing “how we’re gonna move people in & out;” “no legal issues, not substantive matters,” according to judge moore.
so after another 90 minutes in the courtroom this afternoon, all i got was a minute of very spooky eye contact with a murderer.
just another completely normal day here in charlottesville. attorney richard harry appeared before judge moore this morning to withdraw in the washington v fields et al civil suit... because he was never actually retained by any of the defendants
judge moore told harry this morning “i’ll let you out of the case,” but he can’t enter the order until it’s signed by jason kessler or elmer woodard, who has apparently not formally withdrawn as counsel in this case. neither kessler nor woodard appeared in court.
some dixie defenders here in the gallery at the richmond city council meeting tonight. they’re expected to vote on whether or not to ask the legislature to allow the city to decide what to do about the confederate monuments.
this is one of the worst things i've ever accidentally stumbled upon. i was just looking for more evidence about the time this klansman conspired to commit perjury. i did NOT need to see this.
i found the worst part of the internet
(for those of you new to “jokes,” specifically the “dark humor” and/or “gallows humor” subset of “jokes,” these are NOT the worst things i found while digging through klansmen’s posts. these images are, on the surface, ludicrous, but represent deeply held genocidal beliefs.)
this is from last year but particularly relevant today - we’re gonna see abortion rights go back to states’ discretion. progressives will abandon the south, rural, and traditionally republican areas - we’ll be on our own
because those who can afford it will just travel to states where it’s still allowed. “well it’s still legal here,” they’ll say in new york while people die in mississippi and texas. they’ll chide us for being backwards, for voting against our own interests.
pretty pumped to be at a school board meeting i didn’t feel the need to warn my lawyer i’d be at
charlottesville city school board: theater kids singing a selection from the heathers musical to celebrate a grant that will send them on a trip to NYC
albemarle county school board: a plainclothes cop punching my friend in the face
the first (non-musical) public comment is an educator congratulating & thanking the school board for their work on education, training, and policy reform for equity.