11 items from 2017
- Ken Meyer
Celebrities and politicians are speaking out against President Donald Trump‘s confusing comments after a rally organized by the alt-right and white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, left threee dead and dozens injured.
On Saturday, a pre-planned “Unite the Right” rally erupted into violence as the white supremacist protesters clashed with counter-protesters who were demonstrating against the event. After Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and canceled the rally, a 20-year-old man identified as James Alex Fields Jr. allegedly intentionally drove his car into a group of counter-protesters, killing one 32-year-old woman and injuring at least 19 people. He is being held for second-degree murder, »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
The Writers Guild of America East has issued a strong condemnation of Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., and urged President Donald Trump to condemn white nationalism.
The New York-based WGA East, which represents about 4,000 writers, issued the statement in the wake of the death of a 32-year-old woman after a car plowed into a crowd. At least 30 others were injured as white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed over the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at a “Unite the Right” rally.
Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and the National Guard joined local police in clearing the area. Trump, speaking at a veterans’ event at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., described the situation as “the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia. »
- Dave McNary
As you might expect of a gathering of self-proclaimed “white nationalists,” today’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent. One person was killed and several more were injured after a car drove into a group of people protesting the event, and a state of emergency has been declared by Governor Terry McAuliffe.
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“The truth is: we are living at this time. And we are tolerating it.” #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/U4qBQl93qV
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) August 12, 2017
By the way, fuck these nazi motherfuckers. #Charlottesville
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) August 12, 2017
Hell of a day for the President to forget how to tweet. pic.twitter.com/ABffmwwH8D
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 12, 2017
Can y’all stop trying to erase racism from the story of the #Charlottesville white supremacists, »
- Michael Nordine
[[tmz:video id="0_59eqly1i"]] 3:30 Pm Pt -- The Charlottesville police chief says the victim killed was a 32-year-old woman who was crossing an intersection. The driver -- a male -- was captured moments after attempting to flee the scene of the crime. He's in police custody, and charges are expected for criminal homicide. The chief says at least 35 people total were injured Saturday as the result of "premeditated violence" -- including 19 from the car plowing into the crowd of protesters. »
- TMZ Staff
[[tmz:video id="0_6exmxmg0"]] A "Unite the Right" rally in downtown Charlottesville has been met with protesters, and so much violence erupted ... the governor declared a state of emergency. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe made the declaration Saturday morning amid clashes between white nationalists and thousands of protesters. City officials deemed the rally an "unlawful assembly" and state police equipped with riot gear cleared Emancipation Park. Video of the violence shows brawls, tear gas being used and people holding weapons. »
- TMZ Staff
[[tmz:video id="0_hgd4xtkb"]] Gov. Terry McAuliffe has a clear message for Donald Trump for the sake of world salvation -- "Knock it off." We got the Virginia democrat at an event Wednesday in Pentagon City, and he's alarmed to say the least at the President's "fire and fury" rhetoric directed at North Korea. It's interesting ... check out this video of President Harry Truman back in August 1945 -- the day we dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima -- when »
- TMZ Staff
“Homeland” has settled on Virginia as the filming location for its seventh season.
“Homeland” revolves around Washington, D.C.-based CIA operatives and alumni engaged in counterterrorism and national security operations. The Virginia setting suggests the show’s storylines will be staying close to home again for the coming season. Season 4 was shot in South Africa while the fifth season was lensed and set in Berlin. The show’s first three seasons were largely shot in North Carolina, which doubled for the D.C. and environs.
“We’re thrilled to bring the production of ‘Homeland’ to the »
- Cynthia Littleton
Terry McAuliffe, the governor of Virginia and a Clinton ally, could not really name anyone today who is leading the Democratic party right now. »
- Josh Feldman
On a quiet spring morning in 2007, stay-at-home mom Lori Haas was shopping with her minister in Richmond, Virginia, when her phone began ringing — and would not stop.
It was an Emt who said Haas’ 19-year-old daughter, Emily, a sophomore at Virginia Tech, had been shot twice in the head during a shooting rampage on the bucolic campus.
When her daughter got on the phone, “She said, ‘Hi mommy. I’ve been shot,’ ” Haas, 59, tells People.
Trembling, she listened as the Emt got back on the line. They told her that two bullets had grazed Emily’s skull but that she »
- KC Baker
The names of the five people killed in the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooting are beginning to come out, hours after the deadly incident that left at least an additional six people injured.
Terry Andres, 62
Andres, from Virginia Beach, was fatally shot at the airport, his daughter confirmed to 10 On Your Side. He was there with his wife, heading out on vacation. She was unharmed.
Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe gave his condolences to the Andres family Friday.
“This is just heart wrenching,” he told 10 On Your Side. “We’ve got to get to the bottom of this. We’ve got to »
- Julie Mazziotta
11 items from 2017
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