Jordan McNeish

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Nina Antony said the city couldn’t prosecute Jason Kessler for his words alone.
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Kessler dodges disorderly conduct charge, man who spit on him pleads not guilty

The Charlottesville commonwealth’s attorney today asked a judge to not prosecute a disorderly conduct charge against Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler stemming from the May 14 vigil at Emancipation Park, after torch-carrying white nationalists marched through it the night before. And protester Jordan McNeish, who confronted the “you will not replace us” gang […]

Jason Kessler Photo by Eze Amos

Tactical change: Not your grandpa’s protest

In images from the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ’60s, African-Americans in their Sunday best peacefully protested, and when violence occurred, it came from police or from virulent racists. Those are not the optics of today’s demonstrations. Instead, protesters knock cell phones out of people’s hands, blast them with bullhorns, block filming with […]

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