March 22 2018

No bail for Charlottesville vehicle attack suspect James Fields

March 22 2018, 03:59 | Geraldine Moore

No bail for Charlottesville vehicle attack suspect James Fields

Trump Walks Away From Reporters After Being Asked To Denounce White Supremacists

Accused white supremacist killer James Fields made his first appearance in court on Monday where he was denied bail after being charged with ramming his auto into a crowd in Charlottesville - murdering one and injuring dozens more.

In high school, Fields was an "average" student, but with a keen interest in military history, Hitler, and Nazi Germany, said Weimer, who said he was Fields' social studies teacher in his junior and senior years at Randall K Cooper high school in the U.S. state of Kentucky.

Fields also wrote a deeply researched paper about the Nazi military during the Second World War, Weimer said.

Police charged Fields, of OH, with second-degree murder and other counts after the silver Dodge Challenger they say he was driving barreled through the crowd.

The next scheduled court hearing is August 25, though Fields' attorney could request a bond hearing before then.

And in an interview on Saturday night, Field's mother, Samantha Bloom said that she knew her son was going to a political rally, but she tries to keep out of his political ideologies.

"We were up to nearly $25,000 after two hours", she said.

She said Ms Heyer was a sweet person who died standing up for people of colour, adding she and the other counter-protesters put their lives on the line to confront bigotry. "I hear her crying", Herring said.

Mark Heyer said he didn't always agree with his daughter's viewpoints.

James Alex Fields Jr., a 20-year-old OH man, has been arrested in connection with the incident Saturday that, in addition to killing Heyer, sent 19 people to the hospital.

Fields, now the subject of a federal civil rights investigation, was arrested shortly after the incident.

Heyer was "a very strong, very opinionated young woman" who "made known that she was all about equality", he told Reuters on Sunday. "The FBI will collect all available facts and evidence, and as this is an ongoing investigation we are not able to comment further at this time".

SMITH: After President Trump spoke yesterday about what had happened in Charlottesville, you spoke and said that the president and the people around him were partially responsible for an increase in racially-motivated violence.

In a statement from his New Jersey golf club, President Donald Trump said that he condemned the "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides".

But the White House has defended his remarks as explicitly condemning the white supremacy groups involved.

It was a deadly coda to day of anger and rage on the normally genteel streets of the southern city that pitted hundreds of white supremacists, Ku Klux Klansmen and neo-Nazis versus an army of anti-racism protesters. He really bought into this white supremacist thing. Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old victim, was marching alongside members of the Democratic Socialists of America and other activist groups at the time she was killed, according to witnesses.

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