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Read the single email the city of Charlottesville says it sent to militia leader George Curbelo one day before the Unite The Right rally...

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In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the city of Charlottesville has provided a single email from Charlottesville Police Department Officer Braden Kirby, to George Curbelo, the leader of the New York Light Foot Militia contingent who inserted themselves into the middle of the cluster**** known as the Unite The Right rally on August 12, 2017.









The city of Charlottesville gave no indication that the email was redacted, but it contains no message, it is simply just a blank email. It's unclear if any message was redacted, but prior FOIA redactions from the city included typical black bars. The email is dated August 11, 2017, one day before the Unite The Right rally. According to Charlottesville Police Department Officer Cheryl Sandridge, the email was an attempt to "establish correspondence with Mr. Curbelo." The single email creates more questions and appears to answer none. Read the email below for a good laugh. 









Restoring the honor!



Did authorities finally nab the elusive "Boonie Hat"?

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Yesterday, news broke that a 4th arrest had been made in connection with the alleged beating of Deandre Harris in the Market Street parking garage on August 12, 2017. Tyler Watkins Davis, 49, of Middleburg, Florida was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding. Davis is currently being held in Florida awaiting imminent extradition to Charlottesville. Social media posts appear to show that Davis was a League of the South member, and by extension was part of the Nationalist Front contingent who were in Charlottesville that bloody day in August.










In a bizarre twist, Elmer Woodard, the mutton-chopped Revolutionary War era LARP-yer who is representing multiple Unite The Right defendants may have inadvertently pressured authorities into making the arrest. According to a Cville Weekly article published on December 19th, Woodard described an elusive figure known only as "Boonie Hat", in connection with the parking garage melee. Woodard apparently inquired in court why Detective D…

Read 300 pages of emails and attachments referenced in the endnotes of the Charlottesville Independent Review...

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In response to recently filed Freedom of Information Act requests for approximately 130 individual emails, nearly 300 pages of emails and attachments have been released which were directly referenced in the endnotes of the Charlottesville Independent Review. Prior to redaction and total exemption from release, the full trove of documents was said to be 1,100 pages. The city of Charlottesville invoked multiple exemptions which allowed them to totally withhold certain documents and which are noted below:



"Certain records have been withheld, in whole or in part, pursuant to the following sections of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act:
§2.2-3705.1(1)
https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title2.2/chapter37/section2.2-3705.1/
"1. Personnel information concerning identifiable individuals, except that access shall not be denied to the person who is the subject thereof. Any person who is the subject of such information and who is 18 years of age or older may waive, in writing, the p…

Infighting erupts upon news of potential breach of League of the South data security...

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On the heels of a newly published article by Wired about data scientist Megan Squire, an extremely amusing cat fight has broken out in the Alt-Right between many of the big names like Brad Griffin, Andrew Anglin, Matt Parrott and Matthew Heimbach. At issue is the authenticity of a spreadsheet leaked to the internet and what it potentially means for the security of the identities of thousands of individuals who are or were alleged members of the League of the South. Brad Griffin, the League of the South's PR Chief stated on Gab that the document was a hoax, because according to Griffin, even his name isn't on the alleged membership list. Does Griffin have a copy? How does he know this? 





A source tells me that according to the document Griffin joined on October 4, 2012 and was issued a membership number 9488. Because the authenticity of the document could not be confirmed, and also because it contained reams of sensitive information, I made a conscious decision not to share it,…

Executive Director of the ACLU of Virginia suggests Jason Kessler could face further perjury charges...

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Claire Gastanaga, the Executive Director of the ACLU of Virginia was a guest on Inside Charlottesville hosted by Coy Barefoot on December 11, 2017. Gastanaga reflected on the ACLU of Virginia's lawsuit which secured an injunction barring the city of Charlottesville from moving Jason Kessler's Unite The Right rally to McIntire Park. In the podcast, Gastanaga explains that the complaint that the ACLU of Virginia and the Rutherford Institute represented Jason Kessler in, was a "verified complaint", in which Kessler was under oath and could face future charges for perjury if he wasn't honest.





(Skip to 10:22)Claire Gastanaga: "The ACLU said in the 30's when the Nazis were marching that we didn't have any obligation to represent anybody who wanted to parade with arms, and obviously the Constitution guarantees the right to peaceably assemble, not the right to violent assembly, and in this case, I mean in this particular case we made the permit applicant, Mr…