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The #Charlottesville Madness

Posted on | August 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

 

At this point — it’s about 7:25 p.m. ET — police have still not identified the suspect who drove a car into a crowd protesting against a neo-Nazi gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia. We know that a 32-year-old woman was killed, and dozens more injured, but we don’t know who did it, and therefore we don’t know why it happened.

Caleb Howe at Red State has some disturbing video of the attack.

UPDATE: Now the suspect is identified:

Col Martin Kumer, the superintendent of Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, told the Guardian that 20-year-old James Fields of Ohio had been arrested following the attack.
“He has been charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death,” Kumer said in an email.
Ohio state vehicle registration records show that a Dodge Challenger car with a licence plate matching the one used in the attack is registered to Fields at his address in Maumee.

So at least we know that much. Honestly, if I was a young man and had a nice car like, I’d be picking up girls, not ramming it into a crowd. But the world has gone crazy, and nothing makes sense anymore.

UPDATE II: Judging from this report, that Fields was in the Army less than four months in 2015, my guess is he washed out of basic training.

 

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