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Second white supremacist found guilty in group attack on a black man in Charlottesville

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A second white supremacist who participated in an attack on a black man at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last August has been found guilty of “malicious wounding.”

Charlottesville’s NBC29 reported Thursday that Alex Michael Ramos was found guilty less than two days after alleged white supremacist Jacob Goodwin was found guilty in the same attack on 20-year-old DeAndre Harris.

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As the local NBC affiliate noted, jurors only deliberated for about 30 minutes before finding the second white supremacist guilty in the attack that, at one point, led to the victim being charged in his own assault after a white nationalist lawyer convinced a magistrate he’d been struck with Harris’ flashlight.

Three other men —  Daniel Patrick Borden, Tyler Watkins Davis, and Jacob Scott Goodwin — are also facing upcoming trials in the group assault on Harris.

Ramos’ faces five to 20 years in prison for the assault in his forthcoming sentencing hearing, as does Goodwin.


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Don’t be fooled by recent rulings: ‘Deeply conservative’ John Roberts has a long game

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In the right-wing media, U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is being slammed as a traitor to the conservative cause because of his recent rulings on a Louisiana abortion law, LGBTQ rights in the workplace and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Many far-right pundits see the 65-year-old Roberts, who was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2005, as a traitor to the conservative cause. But journalist Sam Baker, in a June 10 article for Axios, stresses that Roberts — despite having some nuance — is still decidedly right-wing in his judicial philosophy.

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Trump’s friends calling him over concerns he wants their kids back in school as pandemic rages: report

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In a deep dive into why Donald Trump is hellbent on sending kids back to school as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the country, the Daily Beast reports that close friends and outside advisers to the president are calling him and questioning the move over fears about their own children.

According to the report, Trump campaign advisers are saying they have polling numbers that show getting schools up and running again appears to be a winning issue with mothers and could help the president pick up some support in the suburbs where he has been polling poorly.

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The worst may be yet to come as America finally wakes up to Trump’s incompetence and cruelty

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Since Election Day 2016, America has been in a state of mourning.

Donald Trump's Independence Day speeches offered more of the almost never-ending funeral ceremonies for America's democracy, dignity and decency. Instead of trumpet-like exhortations to American greatness and goodness on the country's birthday, Trump chose to deliver horribly off-key funeral dirges.

This article was originally published at Salon

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