- Daniel Caesar dons cape for whiteness—and gets canceled Wednesday 4:29 PM
- Triton is a new malware ‘deliberately’ designed to put lives at risk Wednesday 3:23 PM
- ‘Into the Dark: I’m Just F*cking with You’ is one of the series’ best Wednesday 1:54 PM
- Trump’s latest prop, a map of ISIS, gets memed Wednesday 12:54 PM
- HBO sends fans on a global scavenger hunt for 6 Iron Thrones Wednesday 11:51 AM
- The Awkward Family Photos game is Cards Against Humanity for meme lovers Wednesday 11:50 AM
- London firefighters’ organization accuses ‘Peppa Pig’ of sexism Wednesday 11:41 AM
- YouTuber accused of abusing her children to make kid-friendly content Wednesday 11:20 AM
- Ari Fleischer’s Iraq War tweet isn’t going over well Wednesday 10:54 AM
- Cop arrested for recording man’s genitals, forcing mentally ill man to twerk Wednesday 10:37 AM
- MoviePass rebrands its unlimited plan, again Wednesday 10:37 AM
- Former Alaska senator launches meme-filled 2020 primary campaign Wednesday 10:17 AM
- The Shane Dawson cat controversy has resulted in these sex memes Wednesday 10:06 AM
- Sarah Sanders mocks CNN reporter with ‘dear diary’ tweet Wednesday 9:03 AM
- Know what you’re signing up for thanks to these dating site reviews Wednesday 8:58 AM
Neo-Nazi who attacked Charlottesville crowd faces 29 hate crime charges
The neo-Nazi from Ohio who rammed his car into a crowd protesting the “Unite the Right” gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August has been indicted on 29 counts of federal hate crimes, Vice News reports.
James Alex Fields Jr., 21, was handed down the charges Wednesday. One charge relates to the death of Heather Heyer, the 32-year-old counter-protester killed when his Dodge Charger hit the crowd. In December, Fields was charged at the state level with first-degree murder for Heyer’s death.
The indictment says Fields “stopped and then observed the crowd while idling in his vehicle” before speeding into the “racially and ethnically diverse crowd of individuals were gathered at the bottom of the hill,” Vice News reports. He then threw his car in reverse and fled the scene, leaving Heyer dead from blunt-force trauma to the chest and 35 others injured.
“At the Department of Justice, we remain resolute that hateful ideologies will not have the last word and that their adherents will not get away with violent crimes against those they target,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement, per Vice News. “Last summer’s violence in Charlottesville cut short a promising young life and shocked the nation.”
H/T Vice News
Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.