A Standoff in Pikeville

Policing White-Supremacist Rallies: Lessons from Small-Town America

With smaller budgets and fewer personnel, several rural law-enforcement agencies have managed to protect both free speech and public safety when white supremacists come to town. While metropolitan Charlottesville erupted, these places kept the peace. On August 12, white supremacists, Southern nationalists and other groups under the “alt-right” banner fought […]

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‘Appalachian Shaming’ on Day 100: The White Supremacist Rally and Counter Protest that No One Wanted here

On President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, a Saturday afternoon standoff in Pikeville, Kentucky between a coalition of white supremacist groups and anti-fascist counter protesters fell short of violence that had local officials on high alert in the days and hours leading up to the event.  Hundreds from each […]

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