Charlottesville and the Car-Crash Policing of a Demonstration

by Max Musson

IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT that you have just attended your first political demonstration, a demonstration that had been billed as a peaceful event, but which had ended in violent turmoil.

Picture a scene in which you form up at the designated location with your fellow demonstrators and suddenly find yourself under violent attack from counterdemonstrators dressed in riot gear, wielding baseball bats and metal poles and armed with pepper spray. Worse still, you witness one of your fellow demonstrators fall victim to an acid attack in which corrosive fluid is squirted into his eyes and he is carried away to hospital by ambulance.

Instead of defending your group, armed and heavily armoured riot police herd you out of the relative safety of the park in which you were licenced to demonstrate and force you to run the gauntlet of the violent Antifa counterdemonstrators. You get punched and kicked a few times and manage to dodge the pepper spray, but you see many of your fellow demonstrators taking direct hits from bricks and bottles flung by the mob.

You are not a seasoned demonstrator and so decide to split and at the first opportunity you break away from the demonstration and run as fast as you can to where you parked your car. Some of the Antifa see you and run after you calling on their comrades to block your exit. You manage to escape momentarily, but an armed Antifa mob are still running after you, and unluckily you turn into a crowded street that is full of Antifa.

You break momentarily but the Anifa mob are not far behind and bottles and rocks start to land on your car, the mob are calling to their comrades further down the street to close ranks and block your retreat and as you drive forward desperately looking for a way out, an individual from the sidewalk strikes the back of your car and more missiles begin to bounce off the bodywork.

You can see no way out. You are trapped in a street with an armed and violent Antifa mob in front and an armed and violent Antifa mob behind. They are baying for your blood and you know that if you stop they will wreck your car and probably drag you out and beat you badly — they will probably pepper spray you, possibly pour acid on your face — and possibly beat you to death. What would you do in that situation?

Thankfully most of us will probably never find ourselves in such a predicament where we have just seconds to make a life or death decision, but James Fields was not so lucky, and last Saturday he attempted to bulldoze his way past the cars that were blocking his exit and in doing so inadvertently bulldozed those cars into more Antifa demonstrators beyond.

The mob were then all around his car climbing on the back and smashing his car windows with their clubs. Still panicked James Fields slammed his car into reverse gear and reversed back up the street at high speed and finally managed to make his escape from the mob, but not before injuring many and causing the death of one young woman who died of heart failure at the side of the road.

It is unclear whether James Fields handed himself in to the police or whether he was apprehended by them, but according to Col Martin Kumer, the superintendent of Albemarle-Charlottesville regional jail, Fields, “Has been charged with second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death”.

This was the incident about which Republican Senator Marco Rubio tweeted it was important to describe it as a “terror attack by white supremacists”, when clearly once all the factors at play that day are taken into consideration, it was nothing of the sort. As one would expect, the published responses from all public officials and elected politicians has echoed Marco Rubio’s clearly politically motivated assessment. All elected politicians except one that is, as President Trump alone has had the wisdom to realise that there are two sides to most stories and has condemned the violence perpetrated by both sides.

So what has led me to the reconstruction that I describe above?

If we closely observe the following video clip (Clip 1), it begins with the sound of an impact and the car driven by James Fields then accelerates down the hill. There are already Antifa running after him and calling to the others at the bottom of the hill. The impact was probably a bottle hitting the back of the car or one of the Antifa mob striking the car with a club of some sort.

As Fields approaches the Antifa crowd ahead of him, he applies his brakes as is shown in the still photograph near the top of this article.

Had Fields intended to cause as much damage as possible, had it been his intention to kill people, he would not have braked, but he did so allowing the Antifa to get out of his way.

Fields’ car is then struck from behind as the second still picture above shows, and in Clip 1 above we can hear the sounds of further impacts before Fields accelerated into the back of the silver-grey convertible and the minibus ahead of him.

Crucially, although several people were clipped by Fields’ car and knocked off their feet, no-one was crushed between Fields’ car and the silver-grey convertible. Fields braked just long enough for people to get out from in front of his car before bulldozing the cars blocking him in. The following video clip (Clip 2) shows that no-one was crushed between Fields’ car and the silver-grey convertible. This can be clearly seen at 0:31 in that video.

Immediately the cars came to rest following the impact, Antifa thugs who had been pursuing Fields down the street arrived and began smashing the windows in of his car in an attempt to get at him as the following video clip (Clip 3) shows.

It has been alleged that he reversed back over the bodies of people he had already run down, but this is not so. Fields did not actually run over anyone. Clip 3 shows that there are no people lying injured either behind or beneath Fields’ car. Several people clipped by his car and knocked off their feet are lying to the sides, but no-one directly behind. It is with the arrival of the violent Antifa thugs that Fields slams his car into reverse gear and reverses back up the street at high speed injuring some of his attackers.

All of this evidence supports the explanation of events I gave at the beginning of this article and disproves any intention on the part of Fields to commit murder.

Had Fields intended to kill people he would have continued to accelerate all the way down the hill, he would not have braked and he would have aimed his car at people not vehicles. Instead he braked and aimed at the vehicles in an effort to bulldoze them out of his way, and when that didn’t work he accelerated back up the street and fled the scene. Someone intent on murder, a terrorist, would have repeatedly reversed back and then driven forward into the crowd, again and again, causing as much injury and as many fatalities as possible, but Fields didn’t do that, he was in my view simply trying to escape.

Responsibility for the mayhem that took place in Charlottesville must lie with the police who defied a court order permitting the Unite the Right demonstration and who deliberately forced the Alt-Right demonstrators to run the gauntlet of violent Antifa mobs who were allowed to prowl the streets of Charlottesville uncontrolled.

As the Unite the Right demonstration came to an end, there would obviously be some lone demonstrators trying to make their way home and the probability of those lone demonstrators encountering one of the Antifa mobs was very high. The police place young James Fields in an invidious situation in which he had to make a life or death decision and had just two choices: to allow himself to be pulled from his car and possibly beaten to death by a violent mob; or to use his car as a battering ram and try to bulldoze his way to safety. The human instinct for self-preservation being what it is, there could only ever be one outcome and the police must now take the blame. I don’t believe that James Fields is a murderer and neither is he a terrorist. The very most he should be charged with is involuntary manslaughter as there was evidently no intention on his part to kill. The police however are a different matter, they should face charges of criminal negligence because they created the circumstances in which a tragic event such as this was likely to happen.

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Source: Western Spring

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A Swedish Man
A Swedish Man
18 August, 2017 7:22 am

Every time a muslim terrorist runs over a bunch of people here in Europe (must be 6 or 7 larger attacks by now) every good-hearted liberal airhead will sing the same apologetic tune: “We do not know his motives, not all muslims are evil, he was just a lone wolf, we can not blame all immigrants for this, lets not allow the racists to exploit this tragic event for spreading hate”. And so forth. But rest assure that every single person critical of immigration, from the meekest alt-light to the most radical national socialist will be held responsible for this event, for years to come. And i am absolutely certain that the next time a crazed muslim does the deeds his imaginary god commands him to do (such as in… Read more »

Will Williams
Will Williams
18 August, 2017 9:31 am

Read about the Bill in the North Carolina state legislature that would have protected people like James Fields from anti-White mobs:

The bill, which was approved by the North Carolina House of Representatives in April by a 67-48 vote, would make drivers immune from civil liability for causing injuries to protesters who are blocking roadways if the driver is “exercising due care” in navigating. It does not protect drivers if the protesters have a permit to demonstrate in the roadway, or if the driver’s actions resulting in injuries are “willful or wanton.”

Unfortunately, this Bill has now lost traction , as have similar Bills put forth is several other state legislatures.

Reply to  Will Williams
19 August, 2017 12:49 am

Thanks for sharing Will Williams, I wonder that because these bills were possibly going to be passed, in some way they wanted something like this to happen? It is an interesting, but truly sad thought.

Judd 4 The Defense
Judd 4 The Defense
18 August, 2017 9:46 am

I tended to believe James Fields was guilty until I read this analysis. Now I’m convinced he was merely trying to escape that downtown rat’s maze of antifa when he was attacked and pursued down the street, and in a desperate and confused attempt to get away, rammed into the cars blocking the street. Thus, this was not murder, but an unfortunate accident.

Randal A Salvatore
Randal A Salvatore
Reply to  Judd 4 The Defense
13 September, 2019 2:31 am

I had watched the video before it was removed. It clearly showed a woman with a flagpole slam it into the back of the Dodge just before it accelerated. It was never shown on any major media outlet. I now see how parts of news is censored. Is it because that woman with the pole would have trouble living with herself for spooking the driver? And why did youtube eliminate it? I guess some truth is not allowed to be shown.

19 August, 2017 12:45 am

Thank you so much for posting these articles on the driver and the truth about Charlottesville. It seems like most now have just decided to accept the first media’s response on this, instead of truly investigating the situation. I can tell you if that was me, I would be terrified that I would be dying by being pounded to death by these Antifa/BLM paid for protesters. And, if that happened would there have been any thought for that man if they beat him to death?
Again thank you!

Troy Efforst
Troy Efforst
20 August, 2017 12:07 pm

LOL. This is purely an attack. I am glad the police at least know what they are doing with clear video of a car plunging into a crowd of people. I don’t see any bats hitting his car, I don’t see anything that was written in this article even happening. However, I do see alternate street to go down. Looks like the driver, after backing up, could have just made a right turn onto a different street, but no, in all his reasoning and intelligence, he decides, “yea, I’m going to run right into the crowd, full force”. haha This man is a murderer, and if this decision to kill was out of confusion of where to go, we have a lot more to worry about in America.

Will Williams
Will Williams
Reply to  Troy Efforst
20 August, 2017 6:53 pm

Tell it to the judge, our learned counselor for the prosecution.

Things are certainly not as they appeared on TV during the first day of reporting. The young man deserves better than a court-appointed defense attorney. First defense motion: request for change of venue to a rural SW Virginia county where he’s more likely to be tried by his peers.

Kevin Alfred Strom
Kevin Alfred Strom
Reply to  Troy Efforst
20 August, 2017 7:55 pm

You don’t see anyone hitting Fields’ car with a weapon? You’re blind, or lying. It happens at the 3 to 4 second point in the “clip 1” video. That exact moment also was caught in a photograph, the second one displayed in this article. Then, after Fields’ impact with another vehicle, antifa climb on to the back of Fields’ car and break out his rear window — just before he starts backing up. All of this is as clear as PPG’s best plate glass with a fresh wash of Windex. Also Fields’ car never touched Heather Heyer. Fields ran into a second car (probably because he was looking back to see his attacker), then the second car ran into yet a third car. It was the third car that hit… Read more »

Saint Al of Braunau
Saint Al of Braunau
Reply to  Kevin Alfred Strom
21 August, 2017 12:43 am

The jew media has ginned up the anti- European Christian mobs to orchestrate a co-ordinate pogrom. They want all of us murdered. If we resist, it is further justification to murder us. We are not safe anywhere, while they reap untold profits and live securely behind wall and arms that we are denied.

They slaughtered 100 Million of not even a century ago, they are desperate to add to that total now. That poor car driver could be anyone of us. Reginald Denny is the model we are supposed to follow according to our jewish slavemasters. If we resist we are monster who must be killed, if we allow our murders we are monsters that were righteously exterminated.

Will Williams
Will Williams
Reply to  Kevin Alfred Strom
21 August, 2017 4:46 pm

KAS: Fields’ car never touched Heather Heyer…

I’ve heard Miss Heather had a Negro boyfriend. Imagine that. Also heard she ultimately died of a heart attack, not from her injury. Who knows? The facts will eventually out.

Meanwhile, Kevin, save some of the footage and commentary in this piece before it’s shunted down the Memory Hole: