- A counter protester had thrown a rock at the vehicle, causing the driver to swivel around and ram into people and cars in its way, before driving off with someone’s shoe attached to its bumper.
- The ‘pro-white’ rally was organized to protest Charlottesville’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee
( Daily Mail ) At least one person is dead after a driver intentionally plowed into a group of anti-fascist protesters hitting up to 26 people in Charlottesville, Virginia, after violent clashes erupted between white nationalists and activists on Saturday.
Video shows the Dodge Charger accelerating into the crowd throwing bodies into the air as people scream before reversing at high speed – sending 19 people to the hospital for their injuries and leaving one dead.
It came after violent clashes erupted as hundreds of white supremacists including armed militias marched into Charlottesville sparking violent confrontations with the counter-protesters. Police cleared the scene with tear gas but the violence continued.
…..There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them and police said the crash happened near the intersection of Fourth and Water streets.
Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said counter-protesters were marching when ‘suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound.’
The silver sedan smashed into another car, then backed up, plowing through ‘a sea of people.’
People scattered, running for safety in different directions, he said.
Witness Nic McCarthy told C-VILLE Weekly: ‘There was someone in a dark vehicle that sped, very quickly, down this road and rammed into the crowd.
‘People… He backed up and he went back in again.’
McCarthy added: ‘There was a girl that was caught and she was trying to get up and it ran over her again. I hope the cops catch these terrorists.’
….Police were in position at Emancipation Park and downtown Charlottesville by 6am as they prepared for the rally.
Between 4,000 and 6,000 people from groups including white nationalists, neo-Confederates and alt-right activists were expected to protest at the park, which had recently been renamed from Lee Park.
Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler planned what he called a ‘pro-white’ rally to protest Charlottesville’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Supporters and counter-protesters screamed, chanted, threw punches, hurled water bottles and unleashed chemical sprays on each other. Men dressed in militia uniforms were carrying shields and openly carrying guns.
The protest hadn’t yet begun when two people were seriously injured and protesters reportedly deployed pepper spray, according to state police.
Read more: One dead as car mows down anti-fascists at white nationalist rally: Driver ‘intentionally’ accelerates into crowd and leaves 19 hurt after riot cops use tear gas to break up violent clashes in Charlottesville
- Trump: “YUGE rally in Youngstown, Ohio at 7 PM. Team Trump taking their message directly to the people. This administration is listening and cares!”
- To protester: “He’s a young one, he’s going home to Mommy, he’s in trouble … and I’ll bet his mommy probably voted for us, right?”
Liberal heads breaking and exploding today! After a 40,000-crowd from Boy Scouts event last night, President Trump returns to the people of Youngstown, Ohio today for another big rally, celebrating Obamacare vote, slamming the media and the usual interruption from protesters.
Photos of Trump supporters and protesters:
Trump 7/25 Ohio rally: Takes victory lap on Obamacare vote, interrupt by usual protesters, jokes about being on Mount Rushmore at Ohio rally with support from Melania and pregnant daughter-in-law Lara.
- ‘In America we don’t worship government. We worship God.’
- ‘We will never be silenced by the media,’
- And the president pledged to defend America’s borders. (Cue the shouts of ‘Build that wall!’) ‘Don’t even think about it. We will build the wall!’ he insisted to cheers.
From Daily Mail:
Donald Trump took a victory lap Tuesday night in Ohio, hours after being on the winning side of a legislative squeaker that will restart the national debate over Obamacare.
‘You think that’s easy? That’s not easy,’ the president declared as e congratulated the U.S. Senate for moving ‘to begin debating a bill repealing and replacing the Obamacare disaster!’
‘It’s time for Democrats to stop resisting. That’s their term. “Resist! Resist!”‘ Trump fumed, moments after drawing a giant ‘Boooo!’ at the mention of President Barack Obama’s name.
‘They have to do finally what’s right for the American people, but probably we’ll do it ourselves,’ he said, referring to Republicans in Congress.
‘Today we won 51 to 50 and didn’t get one Democrat vote. Think of it,’ he vented.
Earlier, after a raucous round of ‘CNN sucks!’ cheers brought on by a presidential critique of ‘fake news,’ a more sinister roar floated through a Youngstown arena.
A man holding a pillowcase painted with ‘Trump/Pence Must Go’ shouted at the president from about 20 yards away.
For two full minutes police made their way to the solo demonstrator as fans clawed at his banner. Trump stood silent, watching and furrowing his brow.
At last, with the protester and his banner yanked outside, Trump deadpanned: ‘Where the hell did he come from?”
Another disruption came in the form of a teenager hoisting a Russian flag to Trump’s right.
‘Boy, he’s a young one!’ Trump marveled after cops dragged him off in handcuffs.
‘He’s going back home to mommy! He’s in trouble! And I’ll bet his mommy voted for us, right?’
Trump’s rhetorical knives were out, slicing through the air as he mocked the news media for parsing his every word.
‘Every president on Mt. Rushmore believed in protecting American industry,’ Trump declared at one point.
…’In America we don’t worship government,’ he said in a Reaganesque flourish. ‘We worship God.’
‘We will never be silenced by the media,’ Trump vowed.
And the president pledged to defend America’s borders. (Cue the shouts of ‘Build that wall!’)
‘Don’t even think about it. We will build the wall!’ he insisted to cheers.
( Fox News ) An 8-year-old Ohio boy wanted a cheeseburger so badly, he got behind the wheel of his dad’s van and took matters into his own hands, police said.
The boy said it was simple: He just watched some YouTube videos on how to drive a car, according to investigators. Before long, they said he chauffeured his sister effortlessly to the McDonald’s half a mile from his East Palestine home while his parents were sleeping.
Witnesses said the 8-year-old obeyed all traffic laws like making sure to stop properly at red lights, waiting for traffic to pass before taking a left turn, and staying within the speed limits, Fox 5 reported.
When the two siblings pulled up to the drive-through window with piggy bank money in tow, the McDonald’s workers were convinced this was all a prank.
“The workers thought that the parents were in the back, but obviously they weren’t,” responding patrolman Jacob Koehler told WFMJ.
When confronted by the police, the boy realized he had done something wrong and told Koehler through tears that he just really wanted a cheeseburger, according to the Weirton Daily Times.
The children did get to eat at McDonald’s while they waited for their grandparents to pick them up. No charges are being filed.
Brittany Cater, 23, charged with rape and robbery of a male taxi driver.
- During the ride, police said Jackson pulled a knife on the 29-year-old driver and Carter performed an unspecified sexual act on him.
From Daily Mail:
A 23-year-old woman from Ohio has been arrested and charged with rape and aggravated robbery targeting a male taxi driver.
Brittany Carter, of Freemont, was indicted earlier this month on two first-degree felony counts in connection to the incident that took place in late January.
Carter’s suspected accomplice, 23-year-old Cory Jackson, has been charged with aggravated robbery and complicity to commit rape but remains at large.
According to the Findlay Police Department, at around 4.25am on January 28, Carter and two ‘black males,’ one of them identified as Cory Jackson, called the Trinity Express Cab Service asking to send a taxi to pick them up from the TownPlace Suites hotel on Tiffin Avenue in the city.
During the ride, police said Jackson pulled a knife on the 29-year-old driver and Carter performed an unspecified sexual act on him. The attack took place in the 200 block of Larkins Street in Findlay.
Before the suspects fled on foot, Carter and Jackson allegedly stole $32 from the victim’s pocket.
The driver then went to the police to report the incident and warrants were later issued for Carter and Jackson’s arrests. Their third accomplices has not been named and Hancock County Prosecutor Phil Riegle told The Toledo Blade he does not expect to bring charges against that person.
Fiat Chrysler said Sunday it would spend $1 billion on U.S. manufacturing, including modernizing plants in Michigan and Ohio, in a move that’s set to add 2,000 new jobs, Reuters reported.
According to the company’s plan, the plant in Warren, Michigan will be made capable of producing a pickup truck currently built in Mexico.
The Warren plant will make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. A plant in Toledo, Ohio also will get new equipment to make a new Jeep pickup.
The move by Fiat Chrysler follows a similar recent announcement made by a competing auto brand.
On Tuesday, Ford said it would cancel a $1.6 billion plant planned for Mexico and instead invest $700 million in a Michigan assembly plant. Though CEO Mark Fields said the decision would have gone ahead whether or not Donald Trump was elected president, Fields also said Trump’s “pro-growth policies” gave the company’s executives confidence.
OLIVE GARDEN DONATES $5K TO RICKY SMITH’S CHARITY AFTER BLACK WAITRESS SAID SHE ‘DOESN’T LIKE SERVING BLACKS’ AND TOLD THEM THEY CANNOT HAVE A WHITE SERVER.
Olive Garden donates $5,000 to comedian Ricky Smith’s charity ‘after a waitress told him she didn’t like serving black people’
- Ricky Smith said he was asked to leave Olive Garden ‘because we asked for a new server because our server said she doesn’t like serving blacks’
- Olive Garden employee said in 911 call the customers were ‘rowdy’ with a female manager and ‘making sexual comments to our server’
- Smith has denied those claims
- Restaurant said it put the waitress, who is black, and manager on leave
- Comedian says Olive Garden donated $5k to his charity and gave him a $1,000 gift card which he’s planning to use on people in need
- Smith says he asked for the waitress and manager to not be fired