There are some who profit from cultural disrespect, and there are few who kill for it. We all know Kim Kardashian’s new shape-wear line named “Kimono” sparked outrage. Kimono is a traditional Japanese outfit. But Kim reduced it to an underwear and the Japanese aren’t too happy about it.
Kim can reverse her mistake but James Alex Fields cannot. He is the culprit behind the Charlottesville Car Attack. In August, 2017 there was a “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. There were many white nationalists there who wanted to protest against the removal of statue of Robert E.Lee. But there were also many anti-racists and the scene got violent.
Fields drove his car from his home Maumee, Ohio to the rally. But he deliberately drove his car into the crowd. He killed one anti-racism protestor and also injured a dozen of people.
This event stirred a lot of tension in the country. But President Donald Trump blamed the violence of the rally on “both sides”. And he sparked a controversy for not condemning the anti-racism.
In March this year Fields pleaded guilty to 29 out of 30 federal hate crimes. And in a plea deal with the prosecutors he got death sentence off his table. In a deal between Fields lawyer and the prosecutors he might be sentenced to death.
But recently, in a memo filed in the court last week Fields’ lawyer asked the U.S District Judge Michael Urbanski to consider a period “less than life”.
He admitted that, his client’s crimes are heinous but there is no way to backtrack. He said “No amount of punishment imposed on James can repair the damage he caused to dozens of innocent people. But this court should find that retribution has limits.”
His lawyers raised his mental health issues. He had a troubled childhood and showed signs of mental health issues. And he had inexplicable volatile outbursts as a child, and he was also diagnosed with bipolar and Schizoid personality disorder.
Even his mother Susan Bro wants him to get some help. She is in full support of whatever decision the court takes because if he gets out, then the court sends out a wrong message.