Despicable: Harry Rogers, the head of the Virginia KKK, was arrested Sunday for driving his truck into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters.
Richmond Times-Dispatch reports:
Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said Monday that the Hanover County man arrested Sunday for driving his truck into a crowd of protesters “is an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a propagandist for Confederate ideology.”
Harry H. Rogers, 36, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, felony vandalism, and assault and battery. He is being held without bond.
Raw Story reports:
Over the weekend, a Virginia man was arrested for driving his truck into a crowd of protesters. It has now been revealed that the accused, Harry H. Rogers, is also the head of the Virginia chapter of the Ku Klux Klan.
WTVR CBS 6 reports Rogers, 36, made his first court appearance Monday morning, where he ”was formally charged with attempted malicious wounding (felony), destruction of property (felony), and assault and battery (misdemeanor) after police said he drove his pickup truck into a group of protesters Sunday in Lakeside.”
Virginia man charged with intentionally driving his car into a group of protesters this weekend is the head of the Virginia Ku Klux Klan. This is a headline from the year 2020. https://t.co/rLdLiZxoci pic.twitter.com/laQOerKE4k
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) June 8, 2020
The Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney said a hate crime investigation was underway against the Virginia KKK leader. In a statement after Monday’s hearing, Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said:
The accused, by his own admission and by a cursory glance at social media, is an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a propagandist for Confederate ideology. We are investigating whether hate crimes charges are appropriate.
“While I am grateful that the victim’s injuries do not appear to be serious, an attack on peaceful protesters is heinous and despicable and we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. We lived through this in Virginia in Charlottesville in 2017. I promise Henricoans that this egregious criminal act will not go unpunished. Hate has no place here under my watch.
There were no serious physical injuries in the assault.
The judge denied Rogers’ bond during Monday’s hearing.
Rogers is due back in court in August.
Bottom line: Harry Rogers, the head of the Virginia KKK, was arrested Sunday for driving his truck into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters.