Charlottesville Cops Were Slammed for a Hands-Off Approach. Local Police Across the Country Are Taking Notice.
Mother Jones
August 15, 2017

“On Monday, Texas A&M University canceled a ‘White Lives Matter’ rally planned for early September, citing reasons related to student safety. In a press release to promote it, a former student and one of the rally’s organizers linked the event to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend, writing, ‘TODAY CHARLOTTESVILLE TOMORROW TEXAS A&M.’ The event was also set to feature a speech by white nationalist and ‘alt-right’ figurehead Richard Spencer, who was a prominent presence in Charlottesville. While it’s still possible it will happen, Texas A&M campus police, who’d only been alerted to the plans last week, are still likely breathing a small sigh of relief.”

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