ACLU Fires Back At Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Charlottesville failed to uphold law and order, plain and simple. It was another Ferguson, another Baltimore, another Berkeley where the police didn’t enforce the law.

Note: The former Charlottesville Police Chief was horrified by the failure to block the streets as well which were supposed to have been closed.

“On National Public Radio’s Morning Edition today, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe blamed the ACLU for the violence that took place on Saturday in Charlottesville.

“The City of Charlottesville asked for that to be moved out of downtown Charlottesville to a park about a mile and a half away to a park with a lot of open fields. That was the place where it should have been,” McAuliffe said. “We were unfortunately sued by the ACLU. The judge ruled against us. That rally should not have been in the middle of downtown.”

The ACLU of Virginia’s Executive Director Claire G. Gastanaga had the following response:

“We are horrified by the violence that took place in Charlottesville on Saturday and the tragic loss of life that resulted from it. The ACLU of Virginia does not support violence. We do not support Nazis. We support the Constitution and laws of the United States. We would be eager to work with the governor and the attorney general on efforts to ensure that public officials understand their rights and obligations under the law.

“But let’s be clear: our lawsuit challenging the city to act constitutionally did not cause violence nor did it in any way address the question whether demonstrators could carry sticks or other weapons at the events.

“We asked the city to adhere to the U.S. Constitution and ensure people’s safety at the protest. It failed to do so. In our system, the city makes the rules and the courts enforce them. Our role is to ensure that the system works the same for everyone.

“In the weeks after the July 8 protests, the city (working with the governor and others) had ample opportunity to put together a case and present it in court on its own motion justifying the revocation of the permit and the imposition of a prior restraint on speech. If the judge in our case had been presented with any credible evidence or testimony by the city of an imminent threat of harm (other than a list of internet entries) or evidence that the change in permit would, in fact, result in no demonstration in downtown Charlottesville, I have confidence that he would have denied the injunction, and the city would have been faced with enforcing the change of venue and protecting demonstrators and counter-demonstrators in two locations.

“Instead, the city’s pleadings said that its decision to revoke the permit was based primarily on the unmanageable numbers of people who would show up. An affidavit from the police chief said that they expected twice as many counter-protesters (2,000) as protesters (1,000). Yet, the city did not revoke the permits for the counter-protesters, too. In light of those facts, the judge couldn’t get beyond the fact that the city hadn’t revoked all permits for demonstrations downtown on Saturday.

“It is the responsibility of law enforcement to ensure safety of both protesters and counter-protesters. The policing on Saturday was not effective in preventing violence. I was there and brought concerns directly to the secretary of public safety and the head of the Virginia State Police about the way that the barricades in the park limiting access by the arriving demonstrators and the lack of any physical separation of the protesters and counter-protesters on the street were contributing to the potential of violence. They did not respond. In fact, law enforcement was standing passively by, seeming to be waiting for violence to take place, so that they would have grounds to declare an emergency, declare an ‘unlawful assembly’ and clear the area.

“Rather than seeking to scapegoat the ACLU of Virginia and the Rutherford Institute for the devastating events on Saturday, it is my firm hope and desire that the governor and other state and local officials will learn from this past weekend how constitutionally to prevent events like the horror we saw in Charlottesville from ever happening again.”

The police told the neutral Patriot groups in Charlottesville that they wouldn’t intervene or even send an ambulance when they were attacked by Antifa as well. The fake news and SPLC are spinning fabricated narratives of a “Neo-Nazi attack” when the truth is that this city descended into chaos because the police allowed it to happen for political reasons to stop the #UniteTheRight rally. A leftwing mob nearly killed Jason Kessler when he tried to hold a press conference the following day.

Note: Katie Couric and other reporters were attacked by Antifa in Charlottesville too. At one point, our people had to protect the reporter from Infowars.

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    This event is like the 1ST Battle of Manassas – a comedy of errors, in which both sides can lay claim to some good and some bad.

    We’ll learn, and find where more of their weakness lay.

    • That is a good, historically informed analogy, Genr’l. But I think of the UTR debacle in Lee Park as being more like Hitler’s failed beerhall putsch against the Bavarian government in 1923. Hopefully some valuable lessons have been learned – BUT I DOUBT IT.

      • Thank you, Spahn.

        We are learning all the time. You can go back several years ago, and watch the videos from that time, and see what has developet.

        As to your analogy, I like it. In fact, I often say that where Whites are, in this country at this time, is like the NSDAP in the early 1920s.

        And the most preeminent and impactful amongst us is Imperial Wizard David Duke.

        If there is a ‘National Fuhrer’ ,in this country at this time, for Whites, it must be him, although, Richard Spencer comes in a close second – just as Dr. hill is for The White South,

        Better to have more leaders than less, as it is harder to knock them out and or marginalize them.

        At any rate – all the best to you and yours!

  2. My only complaint against the ACLU regarding Charlottesville is their “We do not support Nazis” statement. Where is their “We do not support anarchists” statement?

  3. “Nazis”?

    Where are they? There was one flag among hundreds that day. The night before, when the torchlight rally was organized there were none. On the other side, there were dozens of communist and communist inspired flags. Somehow an ideology that has killed over 100+ million people is less reprehensible than the Nazis, who at max, had killed a fraction of that number.

    • And you ought to know damn well WHY?!

      The Bolsheviks and Communists were JEWISH in origin, leadership, and methodology.
      The National Socialists, otoh, were WHITE EUROPEANS, merely trying to stop the COMMUNIST menace, and the foreign (((ETHNOS))) who were behind it.

      The ACLJew is posturing. They are trying to pretend to care for rule of law, but all they care for is their PERCEPTION as a ‘free speech’ organization.

      But at least this should lay a precedent for all sorts of lawsuits against C’ville Mayoral ‘team,’ and the RECALL and OUSTER of McAuliffe, the Butcher… for it was HIS ACTIONS that caused the death of the two helicopter pilots, and the lack of oversight of the Anti-Fa(ggots) that caused that woman’s death.

      • The ACLU is absolutely posturing, but they aren’t the only ones doing so in this Kabuki theater.

        Things are deeper and more sinister than even you’re acknowledging here.

    • @Thought…

      We are all Nazis, Thought. – all of us who want a White Gentile dominated society that is out from under the yoke of Organized Jewry – and this term, ‘Nazi’ even applies to those with Jewish blood, who desire the same.

      • juniusdaniel1828,

        National Socialism is an historical movement from Germany.

        Why defend it here? We’re not Nazis. We’re Americans. And we should pursue whatever policies are necessary and deemed positive. Germans in the US who insist on using the Nat Soc banner are just highlighting themselves as foreigners, to distance themselves from others in the US. It’s not helpful for unity. This isn’t Germany.

        I agree that *capitalism* creates disunity. But the banner of Nat Soc also creates disunity. We don’t need to be bourgeois capitalists.

    • Thought, at least one of the groups identifies as “fascist” on its website: Vanguard America.

      And “Nazi” and “fascist” are being used interchangeably right now.

  4. What’s bet he mysteriously dies in jail?

    James Fields
    Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail
    160 Peregory Lane
    Charlottesville, VA 22902

  5. Do not surrender to fear. We need more protests, not less after this. It needs to become normal. The media right now is trying to break peoples resolve, and that is how they’ll win or we’ll win. If they scream this much now, it will be harder next time to scream that much again. That is how the media rolls. They always have. They roll as one. We roll as one. They hit us with their fake news, we hit them back with the facts and our own news.

    They tell us protesting is bad, we protests some more until they and cucks get the picture that we aren’t going anywhere. Keep it peaceful and keep it clean. That is all.

  6. I just read on that the nigger deputy mayor of Charlottesville has resigned, ostensibly because of some typically niggerish tweets he posted online. I certainly hope he, along with the kike mayor, mulatto police chief and carpetbagging governor, gets bombarded with dozens of lawsuits for his criminal misconduct.

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