Before Charlottesville Was in the Spotlight, Police Arrested Their Most Prominent Critic in the Middle of the Night

by Alex Emmons from the Intercept

Jeff Fogel woke to the sound of someone furiously banging on his door. He quickly threw on a T-shirt and pajama bottoms while the banging continued, and stole a glance at his alarm clock before running downstairs. It was 12:30 a.m. in Charlottesville, Virginia.

When Fogel opened the door, he couldn’t believe what he saw. He was face-to-face with five police officers on his front porch and behind them, five police cars lit up the neighboring houses red and blue with their flashing lights.

As one of the city’s leading defense attorneys, Fogel was on a first-name basis with a lot of Charlottesville’s top cops, but he was confused about why they would seek him out so late. As a joke, Fogel put out his hands, wrists pressed together in a handcuff position. “Haha. You’re all here to arrest me, right?”

It wasn’t a joke. “You’ve gotta be kidding me,” he half-shouted…

Fogel moved to Charlottesville and set up a private practice in 2007. He took cases that involved false arrests and excessive force, among other abuses, and quickly established himself as one of the city’s leading defense attorneys.

To give a cheeky example, in 2012 Fogel handled the case of a black man who was arrested for saying “fuck you” to a patrol officer. The judge threw out the case, because cursing at a cop is protected speech. Fogel helped him sue the department for damages, and the city settled.

Fogel has also been an outspoken critic of the city’s stop-and-frisk system. Throughout the years, he told me, the department’s data has shown that around 70 to 80 percent of the people stopped were black, even though the population of Charlottesville is only 20 percent black…

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Charlottesville Attack: Did Counter Protest Leaders Know What Was About to Happen? Looks that way

The counter protest was supposed to follow White Nationalists… but they didn’t. Instead someone stopped them at 4th, bunched up the protesters into a pile, then apparently turned them up 4th street at the EXACT same time the Challenger turned off Market St. heading their way. Someone bunched them up and then turned them up the ONLY street that car could have come down and hit them. Why? Another coincidence the leaders strayed from following the White Nationalists and turned their bunched up protesters right into oncoming traffic? Or did someone leading that march lead their lambs to slaughter?

Had those counter-protesters continued down Water St. to 5th, they would have been well past 4th by time the Challenger got there. He couldn’t have followed them down Water because it was an active street. Traffic could have gotten in his way. On that note, the van that was parked there was there to keep cars from turning north on 4th from Water… so they wouldn’t get in the way of the Challenger.

The scene was clearly staged. It was set up like a trap for those protesters. And someone did it deliberately.

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What a Bunch of Mental Gymnastics from WSWS – Are They Looking for Some Antifa/Soros Money?

by Scott Creighton

This is a fascinating one.

Over at the WSWS, a source I routinely check on a weekly basis, they have been drinking the Kool-Aid of the Charlottesville attack since Day One. According to them, now watch the mental gymnastics here, President Trump “exposed himself” for trying to create a fascist brigade that was the measly 200 or so for-hire pretend racists who showed up in Charelottesville last weekend.

According to at least three writers for the WSWS, the whole plan, created by Trump himself, was to create a new Brownshirts brigade. But that didn’t work and the exposure of his fascist effort to create a fascist brigade by the fascist media threatened the interests of fascist Wall Street and the fascist generals who serve them so they came up with a plan to rebrand the image of the White House… by going all in… on fascism.

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Charlottesville Attack: Uniformity of the Nazi Message

by Scott Creighton

This morning the message about Trump’s “support” of Nazis has died down a bit. Now they have something NEW to attack him on and that is the mass casualty event in Barcelona. Barcelona just recently decided to support the boycotting of Israeli products made in occupied West Bank by the way (April 20, 2017)

This morning, MSNBC decided to break up their latest Trump-bashing orgy with a flashback to last night’s Trump-bashing orgy by showing an interview with some poorly informed Trump supporter who was spoken to like an ignorant child by the interviewer. The whole point the guy was trying to make was that violence was committed by and planned for by BOTH SIDES which is hardly a point that can be argued by any rational adult. But, of course, who says MSNBC is staffed by rational adults?

The arrogant and misinformed host of the show decided to “show him the facts” and played A CLIP of the press conference given by Chief of Police Al Thomas, who I wrote about yesterday. The clip he played was Thomas’ response to a similar question about violence being conducted by BOTH SIDES… something the president rightly pointed out.

The condescending and dishonest host played the first half of the police chief’s response:

This was an alt-right rally.” Al Thomas

And then the host sat there with a smug look on his face.

What he left out was this:

We did have mutually combative individuals in the crowd.Al Thomas

That was the very next sentence and in fact, the answer to the reporter’s question.

We all know the media lies constantly. We know that. But this is just so blatant. Just so fucking obvious. What are they going to do next? Just make up whatever quotes serve their purpose?

 

After the sheep-dipped military assets running the honeypots like Vanguard America put out a national call to arms to get folks to show up at that stupid rally, only 200 people showed and most of them were on the payroll. 200 fucking people out of nation of 330,000,000 or so. 200. What is that? o.oooooo6% or something? I don’t even have a calculator to do that kind of theoretical math.

AND MOST OF THOSE FUCKS WERE PAID TO BE THERE!!!!

Let me share a couple relevant Tweets with you and talk a little about how dangerous it is when we see the uniformity of the distorted message we are seeing right now. We’ve seen it before.

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The Moral Equivalency Question: Justifying Violence Against People Who THINK THE WRONG WAY

The Nazis, the REAL Nazis, rounded up people who THOUGHT THE WRONG WAY and they justified that action to the public in a myriad of ways. One of which was they were destabilizing the country and presented a threat to the German people. Today the “moral equivalency” propaganda is doing the same exact thing. Ironic? No. Deliberate.

First they came for the alt-Right, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a protectionist.

Then they came for the Bernie-bros, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the bloggers and Youtubers and I did not speak out—
Because I didn’t have opinions of my own and didn’t dare think for myself.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

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I Rest My Case: Vanguard America is Indeed a Honeypot Run by a Marine Corp Recruiter

by Scott Creighton

Here’s what I wrote a couple days ago about James Alex Fields Jr.

Fields was in the military a total of 4 months. Went through basic training and then left.

There is a long history of various intelligence and law enforcement agencies recruiting directly from the ranks of the military and then sending those young recruits off to join various white supremacist movements and or militias. I’m not saying that is what happened with this guy, but it’s been done before. I covered one such operation in a previous American Gladio operation during the Obama days, though I can’t remember which one it was.

Vanguard America is definitely a honeypot operation.

And here is the story from Stars and Stripes published today (you’re gonna love this):

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