Tuesday, April 18, 2023

"At least three men" who marched in the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville have been criminally charged


Prosecutors allege the torch carriers violated a rarely enforced criminal statute, which makes it a crime to burn objects with intent to intimidate


But the case took nearly six years to get to the grand jury. [The elected prosecutor in office at the time] declined to seek charges against the torch carriers.


“He was voted out of office,” [a professor] said. “The voters replaced him, and one of [the current elected prosecutor's] promises — if you look at his campaign material, he said that he thought these charges should be brought.”