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Sun Aug 27, 2017, 11:23 PM

Man arrested for firing gun at Charlottesville rally

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Source: CNN

A man who is suspected of firing a gun at counterprotesters during the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month has been arrested, police said Saturday.

Richard Wilson Preston, 52, was arrested following the release of a video, filmed by the ACLU of Virginia, that allegedly shows him in a verbal altercation on August 12 with counterprotestors near the Southwest corner of Emancipation Park. In the video, counterprotesters appear to throw objects at right-wing marchers.

After several seconds, the man in the video, who is wearing a load-bearing vest, with a pistol on one leg and extra magazines on the other, turns away from the argument and walks away. Before reaching the edge of the frame, he turns back, drawing a pistol and shouting "Hey, n****r."

With his pistol out and pointed at the crowd, he walks toward them before pausing, taking a step back, and racking the slide to load a bullet in his weapon's chamber. The man aims again, seemingly lower, and quickly fires a shot, before turning around, holstering his weapon, and rejoining the march.

As the camera pans to follow the man, police officers in high-visibility vests -- including Virginia State Police troopers in their distinctive hats -- can be seen manning barricades some 50 feet away. They appear not to react to the shot.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/27/us/man-arrested-gun-charlottesville-rally/index.html

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Reply Man arrested for firing gun at Charlottesville rally (Original post)
IronLionZion Aug 2017 OP
Iliyah Aug 2017 #1
Crowman2009 Aug 2017 #2
Warpy Aug 2017 #5
SHRED Aug 2017 #3
L. Coyote Aug 2017 #8
Wellstone ruled Aug 2017 #4
progressoid Aug 2017 #6
yuiyoshida Aug 2017 #7
muriel_volestrangler Aug 2017 #9

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 11:24 PM

1. Police at the rally did nothing.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 11:34 PM

2. Wouldn't be surprised if the Nazis at the rally were friends with the local police.

I think you know what I'm talking about.

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 11:38 PM

5. Yes, skinheads/white power types have been trying to join local police forces for

at least the last couple of decades. However, it looked more like these guys got bad orders from higher up.

I'm just glad there is going to be one less trigger happy gunloon out there. He's certainly old enough to know better, so he needs to be off the street.

ETA:
Preston is reportedly an imperial wizard with the Confederate White Knights in Rosedale, a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.


https://patch.com/maryland/towson/rosedale-kkk-wizard-charged-charlottesville-shooting-report

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 11:34 PM

3. Why did the cops do nothing?

 


Those cops need to be investigated.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 12:17 AM

8. The police did plenty, they declared an illegal assembly.

The actions of the white supremacists were too violent and threatening, so the police put an end to their gathering.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 11:37 PM

4. Most likely members of the Oath Keepers.

 

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Sun Aug 27, 2017, 11:51 PM

6. Imagine what the police would have done if he was Black.

Oh, nevermind. We don't have to imagine.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 12:13 AM

7. This!

#sad

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Mon Aug 28, 2017, 02:50 AM

9. Locking - duplicate thread

of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141853912 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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