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Charlottesville, Virginia / Hate Crime / Fields #1135980

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019
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(Studio: Cecilia Vega) Report introduced.

(Washington: Kyra Phillips) The guilty plea by neo-Nazi James Fields to federal charges for his action in Charlottesville, Virginia, examined; scenes shown of Fields ramming his car into the crowd of counterprotesters killing Heather Heyer. [ - explains the deal.] The backlash to comments from President Trump noted. [August 15, 2017, TRUMP - says there was blame on both sides.] [Heyer's MOTHER - speaks about the civil rights battle.] The FBI note of an increase in hate crimes in the US & the likely sentence for Fields discussed.

Vega, Cecilia;
Phillips, Kyra

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