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charlottesville, va. (ap) — an independent report that found serious police and government failures in responding to violence at a white nationalist rally in charlottesville this summer also accuses police agencies of putting up roadblocks to the investigation.the report released friday by former u.s. attorney tim heaphy said virginia state police refused to make commanders on the ground at the aug. 12 rally available for interviews or to provide most documents requested. it also said charlottesville police chief al thomas deleted relevant text messages and made officers fearful of retaliation for speaking with investigators.thomas’ lawyer denied texts were deleted. he spoke at a news conference in which community activists peppered heaphy with questions and shouted at thomas, illustrating






leader of charlottesville review seeks access to records


charlottesville, va. — a former federal prosecutor hired to lead a review of charlottesville, virginia's, response to three nationalist rallies this summer says he hasn't been given access to records he's requested from state agencies.tim heaphy said last month that he wanted to review the assistance charlottesville received from the virginia national guard, the department of emergency management and state police.heaphy told the richmond times-dispatch that as of oct. 9, he hadn't received replies to freedom of information act requests or separate requests he sent to state agencies.a spokesman for virginia gov. terry mcauliffe said the state has had "ongoing discussions" with heaphy, but is prioritizing its own review ahead of the review by charlottesville.a counter-protester was killed du






former us attorney to lead charlottesville review


charlottesville, va. (ap) — a former u.s. attorney will lead an independent review of charlottesville’s response to three white nationalist rallies, the largest of which ended in deadly violence, the city announced friday.tim heaphy, former u.s. attorney for the western district of virginia, will evaluate how the city prepared for and responded to a may torch-light rally, a ku klux klan gathering in july and the aug. 12 “unite the right” rally, the city said in a news release.the scope of his investigation will extend beyond the charlottesville police department. heaphy intends to interview agency representatives, law enforcement and government officials, and members of the community, including protesters, counter-protesters, and onlookers at each event, officials said.“our review will be






virginia gop questions pick to lead charlottesville review


charlottesville, va. (ap) — virginia republicans say a former u.s. attorney should be disqualified from leading an independent review in charlottesville because of past political donations he made to democratic candidates.the city hired tim heaphy, former u.s. attorney for the western district of virginia, to evaluate how it prepared for and responded to a may torch-light rally, a kkk event in july and the aug. 12 “unite the right” rally.the republican party of virginia said in a statement that heaphy has “several conflicts of interest,” including a $200 donation he made to charlottesville mayor mike signer’s campaign fund in 2015.heaphy tells the daily progress that his contributions will have no “bearing on the independent review.” he says the “work is not political and will be pursued w






law enforcement failed at charlottesville rally, report says


law enforcement responding to a violent white nationalist rally in virginia this summer failed on multiple fronts, including by not adequately communicating or coordinating in advance and by removing an officer from an area where a car plowed into counterprotesters and killed a woman, an independent review released friday found.the findings were those of former u.s. attorney tim heaphy's monthslong investigation of the rally in charlottesville. city officials asked heaphy, now a partner with the international law firm hunton & williams, to conduct the review after facing scathing criticism for how they handled the events of aug. 12.heaphy's team interviewed 150 people and pored over half a million documents for the report, which found a lack of preparation and coordination between state an






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






kkk leader awaits hearing on charlottesville gun charge


charlottesville, va. — a baltimore ku klux klan leader who authorities say fired a gun during a white nationalist rally in charlottesville is in custody in virginia awaiting a court appearance this week.richard wilson preston is charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school on aug. 12, the day of the rally that descended into violent chaos.the american civil liberties union said it provided law enforcement officials with a video of the shooting before preston's arrest. it shows a man yelling and firing a handgun one time while standing on a crowded sidewalk. no one was struck.the 52-year-old preston told the baltimore sun he is being misrepresented as a violent racist. preston says went to charlottesville as a member of a militia intending to protect rally participants.






kkk leader awaits hearing on charlottesville gun charge


charlottesville, va. (ap) — a baltimore ku klux klan leader who authorities say fired a gun during a white nationalist rally in charlottesville is in custody in virginia awaiting a court appearance this week.fifty-two-year-old richard wilson preston is charged with discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school on aug. 12, the day of the rally that descended into violent chaos.the american civil liberties union said it provided law enforcement officials with a video of the shooting before preston’s arrest. it shows a man yelling and firing a handgun one time while standing on a crowded sidewalk. no one was struck.in a telephone interview from jail, preston told the baltimore sun he is being misrepresented as a violent racist. preston says went to charlottesville as a member of a milit






one week later, charlottesville still trying to recover


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law enforcement failed on multiple fronts at charlottesville rally, report says


law enforcement failed to adequately plan for or respond to a violent white nationalist rally this summer in virginia, leading to "deep distrust of government" in the charlottesville community, an independent review released friday found.former u.s. attorney tim heaphy's monthslong investigation found a lack of coordination between state and city police and a passive response by officials to the chaos. the report also found that police removed an officer from an area where a car plowed into counterprotesters and killed a woman and injured 19 others, leaving only a small sawhorse in place at the time."supervisors devised a poorly conceived plan that under-equipped and misaligned hundreds of officers. execution of that plan elevated officer safety over public safety," the report found.the ci






charlottesville rally drew participants from 35 states


charlottesville, va. — a study has found that a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in charlottesville, virginia, earlier this year drew participants from at least 35 states.the new york-based anti-defamation league published its study sunday.the league said it was able to identify about 200 of the participants who descended on charlottesville in august. the rally drew a massive counter-protest. heather heyer, a counter-protester, was killed when she was hit by a car.the analysis found that most participants came from the eastern u.s., but some came from as far as alaska and washington state.the study also found that only 7 percent of the 200 identified participants were women, and that the charlottesville rally drew five times as many people as any other white nationalist rally in






charlottesville residents vent at ‘recovery’ town hall


charlottesville, va. (ap) — charlottesville residents told city leaders at an emotional community meeting they were traumatized by a white nationalist rally and dissatisfied with the way officials handled the event and the violence that unfolded.hundreds of people attended the event promoted as a “community recovery town hall” sunday at a performing arts center. for more than three hours, they discussed how the events of aug. 12 had left them fearful, depressed and worried for their children. they accused the police and city officials of failing to protect them. some called for resignations.“i’m going to ask the chief, the city manager, the mayor: is this the best you can do?” said charlottesville resident jim baker. “the city is crying out for leadership. you can hear that cry ringing thr






pain, confusion, frustration at charlottesville town hall


charlottesville, va. (ap) — charlottesville residents told city leaders at an emotional community meeting sunday they were traumatized by a white nationalist rally and dissatisfied with the way officials handled the event and the violence that unfolded.hundreds of people attended the “community recovery town hall” sunday at a performing arts center. for more than three hours, they discussed how the events of aug. 12 had left them fearful, depressed and worried for their children. they accused the police and city officials of failing to protect them. some called for resignations.“i’m going to ask the chief, the city manager, the mayor: is this the best you can do?” said charlottesville resident jim baker. “the city is crying out for leadership. you can hear that cry ringing through the pain






judge rules suit over charlottesville lee statue can proceed


charlottesville, va. — a judge in virginia says a lawsuit over charlottesville's plans to remove a confederate statue should go forward.local media reported wednesday that judge richard moore ruled against the city's request to drop the lawsuit.a group of plaintiffs sued after charlottesville's city council voted earlier this year to remove a statue of confederate gen. robert e. lee. among other things, they say doing so would violate a state law that protects memorials for war veterans.controversy over the statue sparked an august rally of white nationalists that descended into violent chaos. charlottesville has since shrouded the monument with a black shroud as a symbol of mourning for the woman who was killed.the city council has also since voted to remove another statue of confederate






charlottesville rally drew participants from 35 states


charlottesville, va. (ap) — a study has found that a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in charlottesville, virginia, earlier this year drew participants from at least 35 states.the new york-based anti-defamation league published its study sunday.the league said it was able to identify about 200 of the participants who descended on charlottesville in august. the rally drew a massive counter-protest. heather heyer, a counter-protester, was killed when she was hit by a car.the analysis found that most participants came from the eastern u.s., but some came from as far as alaska and washington state.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the study also found that only 7 percent of the 200 identified participants were women, and that the charlottesville rally drew fiv






judge to hear arguments in charlottesville monument case


charlottesville, va. (ap) — a judge in virginia is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit over charlottesville’s decision to remove a statue of confederate gen. robert e. lee.attorneys for both sides will be in court friday for a hearing on whether the lawsuit should proceed. the city has asked that it be dismissed.a group of plaintiffs that includes area residents and the virginia division of the sons of confederate veterans sued after charlottesville’s city council voted earlier this year to remove the statue. they say that decision violates a state law on memorials for war veterans.the controversy sparked the aug. 12 “unite the right” rally that descended into violent chaos. charlottesville has since shrouded the monument with a black tarp as a symbol of mourning for the woman who was kille






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






post-charlottesville, confederate monuments begin to fall across the u.s.


charlottesville, like many other cities, has struggled over what to do with its confederate-era statues, which some view as markers of history. however, others see them as symbols of hate and reminders of pain.        






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






man arrested on charges related to charlottesville protest


charlottesville, va. (ap) — charlottesville police have arrested a man they say was wanted on charges stemming from the aug. 12 unite the right rally. wset-tv reports that police on friday arrested 23-year-old counter-protester corey alexander long, who was photographed holding a makeshift flame thrower at the rally, and charged him with assault, battery and disorderly conduct.police say long turned himself in to investigators and was released on bond.






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federal judge tosses out texas voter id law supported by trump administration


president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






south pasadena man given life in prison for murdering 5-year-old son after trip


president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






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president trump again addressed charlottesville yesterday -- this time, he called out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the kkk. trump went back to blaming both sides for the deadly weekend violence in charlottesville. corporate america has had enough of president trump's response to charlottesville. president trump appears caught in a cycle of anger and provocation. a tourist district in barcelona became the scene of terrorism thursday. credits: gary coronado / ktla






syrian troops take control of water facility from rebels


damascus, syria (ap) — syrian government troops gained control of the village that houses the main water source for damascus urday, as fighters begin to evacuate, in a major development that caps weeks of fighting in the area, according to syrian state tv and opposition media.the development could signal the end of a standoff in the barada valley that restricted the water flow to nearly 5 million residents for nearly a month. the fighting t ped tens of thousands of civilians in the rebel-held area.syrian state tv showed buses lined up to transport rebel fighters out of the village of ain el-fijeh. the village houses the water source with the same name, which was the major source of water for damascus.the opposition monitoring group syrian observatory for human rights said government forces