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CNN: Charlottesville Jury Finds ‘Unite the Right’ Organizers Liable for Millions in Damages, No Verdict on More Serious Claims (clip)

Name: CNN


The Lead with Jake Tapper

Name: The Lead with Jake Tapper


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11/23/2021 05:23 pm
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RUSH TRANSCRIPT You re ░░░░░░░░ the Situation Room This ░░░░░░░░ CNN breaking news And ░░░░░░░░ s get right to ░░░░░░░░ breaking news The verdicts ░░░░░░░░ the civil case against ░░░░░░░░ of the unite the ░░░░░░░░ rally back in 2017 ░░░░░░░░ Todd is in charlottesville ░░░░░░░░ did the jury say ░░░░░░░░ this is a devastating ░░░░░░░░ blow to some of ░░░░░░░░ most notorious white supremacists ░░░░░░░░ white nationalist groups in ░░░░░░░░ country The lives attorneys ░░░░░░░░ victory saying this sends ░░░░░░░░ clear message to anyone ░░░░░░░░ comes to a town ░░░░░░░░ charlottesville to deliver messages ░░░░░░░░ hatred Tonight the jury ░░░░░░░░ the plaintiffs in the ░░░░░░░░ the right trial more ░░░░░░░░ 26 million in compensatory ░░░░░░░░ punitive damages on several ░░░░░░░░ Among them finding five ░░░░░░░░ were liable for racial ░░░░░░░░ or ethnic harassment or ░░░░░░░░ under a Virginia state ░░░░░░░░ and that all the ░░░░░░░░ participated in a conspiracy ░░░░░░░░ think this verdict today ░░░░░░░░ a message that this ░░░░░░░░ does not tolerate violence ░░░░░░░░ on racial and religious ░░░░░░░░ in any form Reporter ░░░░░░░░ addition James Alex fields ░░░░░░░░ the driver of the ░░░░░░░░ that plowed into the ░░░░░░░░ of counterprotesters killing one ░░░░░░░░ injuring dozens was found ░░░░░░░░ for more than 12 ░░░░░░░░ for assault or battery ░░░░░░░░ for inflicting emotional distress ░░░░░░░░ s going to be ░░░░░░░░ for the people who ░░░░░░░░ this Reporter more than ░░░░░░░░ of the damages against ░░░░░░░░ the rest spread among ░░░░░░░░ defendants from the white ░░░░░░░░ movement The defendants in ░░░░░░░░ case are destitute None ░░░░░░░░ them have any money ░░░░░░░░ don t know how ░░░░░░░░ of the plaintiffs are ░░░░░░░░ to get anything for ░░░░░░░░ of this Reporter the ░░░░░░░░ conspired to commit racial ░░░░░░░░ or failed to prevent ░░░░░░░░ The evidence included victim ░░░░░░░░ about the injuries they ░░░░░░░░ from brawling at the ░░░░░░░░ and fields car that ░░░░░░░░ through the crowd and ░░░░░░░░ communications allegedly showing organizers ░░░░░░░░ the potential for violence ░░░░░░░░ cracking skulls And even ░░░░░░░░ it s legal to ░░░░░░░░ into protesters You will ░░░░░░░░ replace us Reporter but ░░░░░░░░ defendants didn t plan ░░░░░░░░ violence It wasn t ░░░░░░░░ fault and that what ░░░░░░░░ said before the rally ░░░░░░░░ hyperbole and is protected ░░░░░░░░ speech The damages awarded ░░░░░░░░ the jury mean a ░░░░░░░░ against some of America ░░░░░░░░ most notorious white nationalists ░░░░░░░░ Richard Spencer Jason Kessler ░░░░░░░░ Christopher Cantwell The damages ░░░░░░░░ go to the plaintiffs ░░░░░░░░ include some of those ░░░░░░░░ severely injured in the ░░░░░░░░ ramming and brawling We ░░░░░░░░ a decent job on ░░░░░░░░ defense side cutting the ░░░░░░░░ down to side even ░░░░░░░░ it is many millions ░░░░░░░░ dollars Reporter this civil ░░░░░░░░ an effort to financially ░░░░░░░░ the white nationalist movement ░░░░░░░░ sets a precedent which ░░░░░░░░ if you conspire to ░░░░░░░░ violent acts especially on ░░░░░░░░ grounds you should expect ░░░░░░░░ plaintiffs will file suit ░░░░░░░░ you under these federal ░░░░░░░░ state laws in the ░░░░░░░░ So the trial in ░░░░░░░░ way is a deterrent ░░░░░░░░ future white supremacist conduct ░░░░░░░░ the kind we saw ░░░░░░░░ charlottesville in August 2017 ░░░░░░░░ attorneys for defendants at ░░░░░░░░ two of the attorneys ░░░░░░░░ the defendants have told ░░░░░░░░ a short time ago ░░░░░░░░ they are going to ░░░░░░░░ to reduce the amount ░░░░░░░░ damages to reduce those ░░░░░░░░ amounts assessed to their ░░░░░░░░ in this case Some ░░░░░░░░ these people these white ░░░░░░░░ have already been financially ░░░░░░░░ by this and other ░░░░░░░░ lawsuits But this is ░░░░░░░░ over for many of ░░░░░░░░ because the plaintiffs attorneys ░░░░░░░░ told us on those ░░░░░░░░ counts that they could ░░░░░░░░ reach verdicts on those ░░░░░░░░ counts of conspiracy to ░░░░░░░░ racially motivated violence those ░░░░░░░░ counts they are going ░░░░░░░░ try to bring those ░░░░░░░░ again Jim so they ░░░░░░░░ keep going after these ░░░░░░░░ A bad day for ░░░░░░░░ who spread hate and ░░░░░░░░ Brian Todd thanks for ░░░░░░░░ report Also CNN s ░░░░░░░░ reeve As someone who ░░░░░░░░ there back in 2017 ░░░░░░░░ on these rallies witnessing ░░░░░░░░ hate
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