Racist milita group arrive in Charlottesville without being stopped by police. via @craigstanley Twitter

Hundreds of racists White protesters made their way to Charlottesville, Virginia. They were armed with machine guns, shields, pepper spray, sticks, and other weapons. They yelled racial slurs and held Confederate flags, and signs with the Nazi symbol. They attacked others who protested against their racial views.

But while all of the racial violence occurred, police were relatively calm. The scene in Charlottesville was a far contrast from what happened in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland.

During the uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore, police dressed in military uniforms drove tanks down the street, they threw tear gas at crowds, they made dozens of violent arrests. The scenes in Ferguson and Baltimore were both  reminiscent of the the civil unrest during the 1960s when police used force and brutality against Black protestors.

However, the reaction by police in Charlottesville was horrific and another example of how White men in America are allowed to commit crimes without repercussion.

Police should have arrested those White men as soon as they arrived at the rally with machine guns, shields and weapons. It was obvious that those White men were looking for a fight. It was a show of violence that would have never occurred if it was a Black Lives Matter rally.

But racial tension in America has been fueled by Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric. He was supported by White nationalists throughout his campaign. It took hours for Trump to tweet about the racial violence in Charlottesville and he never denounced hate groups and White racists.

The incident in Charlottesville is the reaction of what occurs when a known bigot serves as commander and chief.

A.R. Shaw

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  • britishrose

    yes forsure , it in your face racism , the power of it the metrics the audacity .. trump is oviously not caring, if he want to change minority view of him he would have sent the national guard down there immediately the way LBJ sent them to that white protest in 1956 when little black kids IN LITTEROCK ARKANSAS were trying to enter a school and racist whites armed with hammer knifes and spit , were protesting . LBJ saw the need to show america is not playing with racist ,,HE SENT AN ARMY DOWN THERE .. 60 years later america police law ,enforcement , is allowing these racist to have what ever weapon they want ,, they should be gassed down and every weapon checked to see if it registered properly .. blacks in ferguson didnt even have guns or knife, yet they were .. met with uzzies , tanks , and teargas?????????????????? dammit im sick of this sh………t !!!!!!! why the hell whites feel they can do this? they have read donald trump message he is a racist , and the few whites who hate him dont hate him for the reason we do .. … . so its uneffective what he does with blacks or what he allows kkk members to do ..
    its not the mexicans they going after that was a wool trump pulled over all americans , ,he dont want the mexicans to go home as bad as he want blacks to be torchured and disrepected and steve harvey went to kiss butt ? kanye west too . i saw pictures of kim kardashian all hugged up with trump ., reason kenya went there is clear ,, kim kardashian aslo is hated for this reason too . if you friends with trump blacks dont buy your OVER INFLATED NON TALENTED FAME .. thats why black kids dont buy kylie products .. lol ..

  • Oak510finest

    White terrorist doing what they do best…terrorize.

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  • Mason Youngblood

    This will never make sense to me. If people carry assault rifles at a Black Lives Matter rally the police would mow down everyone in the rally with their own assault rifles.

    • britishrose

      right.. because they see blacks as a threat , its like i dare you enforce the rights you have ….we have a right to defend oursellves , look at white america . . most all the power is in the judicary and whites are not approving the order to change police training . and better america

  • Jock40

    As a non-American, when I saw pictures of this so-called militia strutting through town in they military-style uniforms, fingers on the triggers of their assault rifles, I couldn’t believe it was allowed in the USA. I can’t think of any other country in the Western world where such boofheads would get away with it. How the hell do you let a bunch of heavily armed, highly dangerous racist thugs do that? Especially at a public event where emotions are already going to be running high? It’s just asking for mass murder to take place. These clowns are going to keep doing this and it’s only a matter of time before there’s a massive bloodbath. Laws need to be changed to prevent private armies of crazies like these carrying weapons in public. And quickly.

    • Triumphofthewill

      If I were antifa I would go back to their safe spaces and stay there.