August 15, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson Media Interviews

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, [CN]--They're armed, trained on the use of their weapons and with a duty, they say, to uphold the U.S. Constitution. Armed groups of private citizens have increasingly been taking on a security function at public events where the possibility of violent protest exists, including the past weekend at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. "We've seen violent clashes in the past between the left and the right, that's nothing new," says Daryl Johnson, who spent years as a Department of Homeland Security analyst. The new wrinkle, he says, is "guys walking around in military garb with guns. You think that's the police but in reality it's the local militia or The Three Pe  

August 15, 2017 Posted by Daryl Johnson White Supremacist Movement

CHARLOTTESVILLE, [VA]--The man suspected of ramming his car into a crowd here, an attack that authorities said left one person dead and 19 more injured, was denied bail during his first court appearance in a downtown courtroom on Monday. A statement by city officials said Fields, 20, was the driver of the Dodge Challenger that drove into a group of counter-protesters Saturday, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, after a rally of white nationalists in a city park spun out of control, resulting in melees in the streets. Downer said he would not grant bond to Fields, at least until he met with a court-appointed lawyer, Charles Weber. Fields answered Downer’s questions simply, saying, “Yes, s