Unite the Right

As white supremacists battled their opponents in Charlottesville last summer, a counterprotester used an aerosol can to create a small flame-thrower.  He said he did so in self-defense and the prosecutor argued for leniency, but Corey Long may be headed for jail.

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Several white supremacists have been tried and sentenced for violent acts in Charlottesville on August 12th, but no one has been charged with assaults that occurred the night before on the University of Virginia campus. 

Now, a law professor and two of her students are asking the Commonwealth’s Attorney to prosecute those who carried burning torches across the school’s historic lawn. 

City of Charlottesville Photo

A former George Washington University police chief has been tapped to lead the city of Charlottesville's police department after its previous chief departed in the aftermath of a white nationalist rally.


Last week, two men went on trial for the beating of a black man in a Charlottesville parking garage after the Unite the Right rally, and this week a third will have his day in court.  The parents of the first man – Jacob Goodwin – are featured in a new documentary produced by NBC Left Field – a division of the network that produces programs seen through social media. 

Students and faculty rallied Friday after the University of Virginia banned Jason Kessler, a blogger who brought hundreds of white supremacists to Charlottesville last summer.