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Avowed neo-Nazi in Charlottesville car attack sentenced to life in prison for federal hate crimes

In a separate case stemming from the deadly incident, James Alex Fields Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder and other crimes in December by a Virginia jury that voted for a life term plus 419 years in state prison.

Accused ‘serial rioters’ plead guilty in Charlottesville racist mayhem

Accused ‘serial rioters’ plead guilty in Charlottesville racist mayhem

Charlottesville attacker gets nearly 4 years in prison for beating of black man

Daniel Borden, one of four men convicted of beating a black man at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017, was sentenced Monday to nearly four years in prison.

Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, hugged her husband Kent outside Charlottesville Circuit Court Tuesday.

Avowed neo-Nazi sentenced to life in prison in fatal Virginia car attack

Avowed neo-Nazi sentenced to life in prison in fatal Virginia car attack

James Alex Fields Jr.

Fields convicted of first-degree murder in car-ramming trial

Fields convicted of first-degree murder in car-ramming trial

Four members of alleged hate group charged for role in 2017 Charlottesville rally

Four members of alleged hate group charged for role in 2017 Charlottesville rally

Virginia man convicted of punching rally organizer fined $1

A Virginia man convicted of punching the organizer of last summer’s white nationalist rally after he attempted to hold a news conference has been fined $1.

Jason Kessler, organizer for Unite the Right, a gathering of white nationalists, was escorted away from his news conference after he was punched at City Hall in Charlottesville, Va., on August 13, 2017.

Virginia man convicted of punching Charlottesville rally organizer fined $1

A Virginia man convicted of an assault against the organizer of last summer’s violent white nationalist rally during a news conference has been handed a $1 fine.

Susan Bro, center, mother of Heather Heyer who was killed during last year's Unite the Right rally, and her husband, Kim, right, speak to supporters after laying flowers at the spot her daughter was killed in Charlottesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Bro said there's still

Charlottesville victim’s mother: ‘So much healing to do’

The mother of a woman killed in the Charlottesville protests a year ago visited the site of the attack to mark the anniversary of her daughter’s death.

A makeshift memorial in Charlottesville, Va., was dedicated to Heather Heyer, who was killed one year ago while protesting during a white supremacist rally.

Security out in force in Charlottesville, Va., on anniversary of white supremacist violence

The police measures alarmed activists but reassured others who said they have painful memories of last year’s chaos.

D.C.’s police prepare for white nationalists

Government and police officials are confident the city can manage a planned white nationalist rally without violence.

Chief of Charlottesville Police, RaShall Brackney, right, gestured as City leaders fielded questions from business owners during a forum in July on preparations for the one year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam proactively declared a state of emergency ahead of the one-year anniversary of the violent white nationalist rally.

A statue of Robert E. Lee is behind fencing and a No Trespassing sign in Charlottesville, Va., Monday at the park that was the focus of the Unite the Right rally. In the year since, many residents say the wounds haven’t healed and others say the violence has laid bare a disagreement about deeper issues of race and economic inequality and what should be done to move forward.

A year after deadly Virginia rally, wounds are still raw

In the year since a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, many residents say the wounds haven’t healed, while others say it has laid bare divisions over deeper issues of race and economic inequality.

 White supremacists clashed with counterprotestors in Charlottesville, Va., during last year’s “Unite the Right” event.

Organizer of deadly Charlottesville rally withdraws demand for new event

Jason Kessler withdrew his request that a federal judge order the city to grant him a permit for a ‘‘Unite the Right 2’’ rally for the weekend of Aug. 11.

Charlottesville Car Attack Suspect Indicted on Federal Hate-Crimes Charges

WASHINGTON — James A. Fields Jr., the suspect in the death of a woman who was mowed down along with other protesters last year outside a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was indicted Wednesday on federal hate crime charges in the case.

Charlottesville rally organizer plans ‘white civil rights’ march near White House

An organizer of a white supremacist rally last year in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one woman died plans to hold a march across the street from the White House on the rally’s anniversary in August, federal officials said on Thursday.

A community discussion in Newton took place in 2016 in response to incidents of anti-Semitic graffiti being found in schools in the town and taunting during a high school basketball game.

Hate group and anti-Semitic incidents rose during Trump’s first year, reports find

The reports bolstered the views of hate crimes researchers and anti-hate advocates who were worried that Trump’s rhetoric had normalized supremacist activities.

White nationalists want to march again. Charlottesville says no.

The white supremacists and neo-Nazis whose rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August resulted in the death of a young woman want to mark the anniversary next year with another rally.

People flew into the air as a car drove into a group of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., in August.

Springfield officer who wrote ‘Hahahaha love this’ after Charlottesville fired

The city’s police commissioner said Conrad Lariviere’s conduct that ‘‘discredited the department.’’

Hundreds of counterprotesters gathered on Boston Common in opposition to rally organized by a group called Resist Marxism.

Rallies and protests on Boston Common, but little violence

About a hundred ralliers were on the Common Saturday, and several hundred counterprotesters came out. Police kept the groups separated.

Bob Martin (right) participated in a demonstration with hundreds of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., last August.

Disrupted America

When the pizza delivery guy is also ‘Nazi Bob’

In an instant, Chad Eisenhart was forced to confront, in a stunningly personal way, one of the most stomach-churning events since Trump’s rise to power.

The Aug. 19 rally on Boston Common drew a small crowd.

Organizers of free speech rally planned for next month will go ahead despite denial of permit

“We have a right to peaceably assemble under the 1st amendment of the Constitution and we will exercise that right,” said the group. 

Charlottesville white supremacist rally drew attendees from 35 states

The finding speaks to the ability of the self-described ‘‘alt-right’’ fringe movement to mobilize adherents nationwide.

Jason Kessler, Charlottesville protest organizer, indicted on a charge of perjury

Jason Kessler, Charlottesville protest organizer, indicted on a charge of perjury

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.


Facing history: From Charlottesville to Berlin

There’s a lot we can learn from Germany at this particular moment in time, as we debate public monuments, their symbolism, and what place they have in today’s America.

Trump says recent antifa violence justifies his condemnation of both sides in Charlottesville

Trump says recent antifa violence justifies his condemnation of both sides in Charlottesville

White supremacists clashed with counterprotestors in Charlottesville, Va., during the “Unite the Right” protest, Aug. 12, 2017.

Three charged after violence in Charlottesville

The arrests came two weeks after a rally that brought hundreds of white supremacists to Charlottesville, Va.

Torch-bearing white nationalists rallied around a statue of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville.

Republican Party formally denounces white supremacist groups

The resolution follows violence in Charlottesville, Va., and mixed messages from President Trump.


Looking for ways to ‘Stop the Madness’

Readers respond to Diane Hessan’s Aug. 22 op-ed, “Stop the Madness.”

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.

Opinion | Saul Friedlander

Have you no shame, Jared Kushner?

You have a chance to stand up to the president and condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists. Before it’s too late.

Workers removed a Confederate memorial outside the Circuit Court in Ellicott City, Md., late Monday.

A list of Confederate monuments defaced or removed after Charlottesville

About 50 Confederate monuments around the country have been removed, vandalized, or both.

A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is removed from the University of Texas campus, early Monday morning, Aug. 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. University of Texas President Greg Fenves ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become

Renée Graham

After the Confederate statues come down, then what?

Removing Confederate monuments is welcome and long overdue. But it won’t end racism.

A protestor yelled at Charlottesville, Va., Mayor Mike Signer during Monday’s meeting of the city council.

Charlottesville’s city council met Monday, and it got ugly

In the first council meeting since the white nationalist rally that devolved into violence, some residents demanded the resignation of the mayor and councilors.

President Trump shook hands Monday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Poll says Virginia voters agree with Trump’s stance, not his approach

Virginia voters were against removal of Confederate monuments, but were split on Trump’s assertion that “both sides” contributed to the violence in Charlottesville.

Demonstrators protested against hate, white supremacy groups and President Trump earlier this month in Chicago.

Opinion | Michael D’Antonio

The lazy habits of Trump’s heart and mind

What makes the president more racist than most of us is his refusal to recognize it.

Opinion | Diane Hessan

Trump voters in the aftermath of Charlottesville

Trump voters are not ignoring his words, but the overwhelming majority are not racist demons.

Boston, MA- August 19, 2017: Members of the antifa movement protest at the entrance to the “Boston Free Speech” rally on Boston Common, Boston, MA on August 19, 2017. Thousands of protesters are expected to flood downtown Boston Saturday, with the “Boston Free Speech” rally on Boston Common likely surrounded by several different counter-actions. (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: metro reporter:

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

There’s more than one side to the story

Let’s not allow the fascists and anti-fascists distract us from the most significant source of political violence: radical Islamic extremists

Confederate monuments called white-supremacist rallying points

Leading Democrats on Sunday defended moves by local governments to remove the monuments.

Protestors stood in front of police line during a confrontation on Washington Street Saturday.

Police, protesters commended for Saturday’s show of peace

More than 40,000 people merged on Boston Common Saturday to protest a “free speech” rally that drew only a handful of people.

Thousands of people marched down Tremont Street on Saturday.

Resolute and ready, Boston marchers made voices heard

One week after violence in Charlottesville, anything seemed possible. Would there be bloodshed here, too?

James Alex Fields Jr., second from left, at a white supremacist rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.


Racists’ under-the-radar recruitment

For those aware of them, all the signs were there with James Alex Fields Jr.

18nestornazi -Matthew Colligan, (mustache,) marches with Members of the Alt-Right led a torch march through the grounds of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Friday night. (Andrew Shurtleff / Daily Progress)


Outed online, a local man is now tied to Charlottesville rally

When his face was recognized in the torch-lit crowd at the Charlottesville rally, a local man was outed as a notorious Nazi apologist.

Police Commissioner Bill Evans says anybody getting anywhere near violent will be introduced to a holding cell without a view.

kevin cullen

When Harry Potter robes are preferable to white sheets

The Boston cops are under no illusions about the potential for violent confrontations.

From left ro right, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, and Speaker Robert DeLeo took part in signing a resolution at the State House on Thursday.

State leaders condemn white nationalism, neo-Nazism

Beacon Hill’s three most influential figures issued a bipartisan response to last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Sessions says Charlottesville car attack could be prosecuted as a hate crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said federal authorities ‘‘intensely’’ probing the case could ultimately decide to prosecute the driver in a number of different ways.

President Donald Trump spoke to the press about protests in Charlottesville in the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday.


What Trump’s words say about him

The Trump on display Tuesday was indeed the real Donald Trump, someone who is at the very least accepting of ethnic hatred and white bigotry.

Susan Bro, mother to Heather Heyer, speaks during a memorial for her daughter, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, Va. Heyer was killed Saturday, when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally. (Andrew Shurtleff/The Daily Progress via AP, Pool)

Hundreds mourn for Heather Heyer, killed during protest in Charlottesville

Heyer’s mother says the 32-year-old’s death “just magnified her.”

Ben Carson accused the media of overreacting to Trump’s comments — both his initial remarks Saturday and his comments during a news conference Tuesday.

Ben Carson calls criticism of Trump blown ‘out of proportion’

‘‘We the people have got to be smarter than this,’’ Carson, a retired neurosurgeon and the only African-American Cabinet member, said.

‘Wow’: Stunned TV hosts reacted in real time to Trump’s Charlottesville remarks

“What I just saw,” a visibly stunned Chuck Todd said on MSNBC, “gave me the wrong kind of chills.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


A career-defining test for Jeff Sessions

The world is watching how the Department of Justice handles the Charlottesville investigation.