Sunday, August 13, 2017

Three Dead in Virginia

White nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the "alt-right" clash with counter-protesters as they enter Lee Park during the "Unite the Right" rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. After clashes with anti-fascist protesters and police the rally was declared an unlawful gathering and people were forced out of Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla)

The suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists was identified late Saturday, as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail.

Fields was being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death.

Pilots Lt. Jay Cullen, 48, (l.), and Berke M.M. Bates, 40, (r.), died in a helicopter crash while monitoring the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Virginia State Police)

The chopper was hovering low over houses before it went down roughly two hours earlier in a wooded area near the Birdwood Golf Course, the Daily Progress newspaper reports.


Cory Panshin said...

For whatever it's worth, Fields appears in the photo to be holding his Vanguard America shield upside down, with the axe blades of the fasces at the bottom instead of the top. But what this might signify -- except that he was a dumbass -- I do not know.

JP said...


"General Lee" is the name of the car in "the Dukes of Hazzard"

PDXWiz said...

Maumee, Ohio. is the home of Bigfoot Studios, a recording facility.

Maumee is near Toledo. There's a Toledo in Oregon, east of Newport, and it will be in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse. The so-called "Longest Road in America", US 20, runs from Newport, Oregon, to Boston, Massachusetts. US 20 runs through Maumee.

In Maumee, there was a report of a UFO sighting on April 22, 2014. The map of the report on the UFO Hunters website shows it to be over US 20, one block from Wayne Street and three blocks from US 24, here called the Anthony Wayne Trail, both named for American Revolutionary War hero General Mad Anthony Wayne, whom you've discussed before with the name Wayne.,%20OH%20on%20Tuesday%2022%20April%202014

Charlottesville also has some UFO reports. One dates to 1899, and in a different portion of the newspaper recounting that possible unknown, was a report of a 12 inch long animal tooth! I'm sure it wasn't Gigantopithecus, but it would be interesting to know what it was!