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ixnar  ·  1292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Charlottesville: Violent clashes over US far-right rally

    The mayor of Charlottesville, where the now-cancelled rally was taking place, said he was "heartbroken" at the death.

Myeah, as I understand the mayor had the power to stop this and did nothing. Jerk.

johnnyFive  ·  1292 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not sure he could've. They'd already moved the rally due to safety concerns, and the city is being sued as a result.

edit Correction: they tried to move the rally, but were blocked.

cgod  ·  1290 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yea! The government should start regulating speech! Oh wait, Trump is president. Maybe we should hesitate before we yield the very 1st amendment of the Constitution to the whims of elected officials who might have very different ideas about right and wrong from a significant portion of our society

ixnar  ·  1289 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You don't realize white nationalists use "free speech" as a way to appeal to centrists? There's something to be said about the danger of relying on state power of course, but it should also be apparent that white nationalism is violence in-itself. There is no democratic value in protecting it.