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    Jury resumes deliberations at the “Unite the Right” trial in Charlottesville: NPR

    Charlottesville, Virginia — In a white supremacist civil trial accused of attempting racially motivated violence at the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, 2017. , The jury resumed deliberations on Monday.

    Judges in the US District Court are being asked to determine whether white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and white supremacist organizations are responsible for violence during the two-day demonstration. The jury also determines whether the nine defendants who filed a federal proceeding after suffering physical or mental injury are liable for compensatory and punitive damages.

    The jury deliberated on Friday for about seven and a half hours without reaching a verdict.

    From August 11-12, 2017, hundreds of white supremacists apparently landed in Charlottesville to protest the city’s plan to remove the statue of General Robert E. Lee of the South Army.

    During a march on the premises of the University of Virginia, white supremacists surrounded the rebels and shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” And he threw a burning Tiki torch at them. The next day, admirers of Adolf Hitler deliberately pushed the car into the crowd, killing a woman and injuring 19 others.

    James Alex Fields, Jr. of Maumee, Ohio, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and hates crime in car attacks. He has also been nominated as a defendant in the proceedings.

    Plaintiffs’ lawyers are partially dependent on 150-year-old legislation passed after the Civil War to protect liberated slaves from violence and protect their civil rights. This law, commonly known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, contains rarely used provisions that allow civilians to sue other citizens for civil rights infringement.

    In closing arguments, plaintiffs’ lawyers told the jury that defendants “planned, executed, and celebrated racially motivated violence that killed one rebel and injured dozens in two days. “.

    Defendant used closing arguments to distance himself from Fields. Some defendants testified that they had resorted to violence only after they or their associates were attacked. They blamed the violence against anti-fascist protesters, known as anti-fascists, and blamed each other.

    The proceedings seeking financial damages and the defendant’s infringement of plaintiffs’ constitutional rights are funded by the Integrity First for America, a non-profit civil rights organization.

    Jury resumes deliberations at the “Unite the Right” trial in Charlottesville: NPR

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