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Ahmaud Arbery's mom: Thankful for justice and son's legacy

Nov. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Ahmaud Arbery's mother woke up Thursday with a new, very important blessing on Thanksgiving Day. But there will still be an empty chair at the family's celebrations. It is a reminder that while she feels justice was served when the three white men...

Collecting $26M award vs. white nationalists may be tough

Nov. 24, 2021 19:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nine people who sued white nationalist leaders and organizations over the violence at a deadly rally in Charlottesville in 2017 won a $26 million judgment for the injuries and trauma they endured. But whether they will be able to collect a significant chunk of that...

Jury awards $26M in damages for Unite the Right violence

Nov. 23, 2021 22:41 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury ordered 17 white nationalist leaders and organizations to pay more than $26 million in damages Tuesday over the violence that erupted during the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017. After a nearly monthlong...

Jury deliberates for 2nd day in 'Unite the Right' trial

Nov. 22, 2021 17:36 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors on Monday finished their second day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the trial of white nationalists accused of conspiring to commit racially motivated violence at the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville in 2017. ...

Jury begins deliberations in 'Unite the Right' civil trial

Nov. 19, 2021 17:19 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury on Friday deliberated for over seven hours on Friday without reaching a verdict in a civil trial of white nationalists accused of conspiring to commit racially motivated violence at the deadly “Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville four years ago. ...

'Unite the Right' trial jurors hear closings in Virginia

Nov. 18, 2021 19:25 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (AP) — White nationalists “planned, executed and then celebrated” racially motivated violence that killed one counterprotester and injured dozens, lawyers for nine people hurt during the 2017 “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville said Thursday as they urged...

Attorney: Charlottesville organizer sought to mislead police

Nov. 16, 2021 18:04 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An organizer of the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville appeared to instruct supporters to mislead law enforcement about the potential size of the 2017 protest, according to communications presented in court Monday. Jason Kessler...

Hogan announces steps to address anti-Asian hate crimes

Nov. 15, 2021 14:53 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced actions on Monday to address anti-Asian hate and bias crimes that have increased since 2019. The initiatives are the product of a workgroup the Republican governor formed in April. They include enhanced safety...

Former police chief faces retrial on hate crime charges

Nov. 11, 2021 15:49 PM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey police chief already convicted of lying to the FBI is facing a retrial on hate crime charges. Jury selection began this week in federal court in Camden in the case of Frank Nucera, the white former police chief in Bordentown, who...

Los Angeles County hate crime reports increased 20% in 2020

Nov. 10, 2021 17:42 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of hate crimes reported last year in Los Angeles County was the highest in 12 years, led by a spike in racial crimes, the county Commission on Human Relations said Wednesday in an annual report. The total of 635 hate crimes reported in 2020...