• My name is Erick Murph, what I learned from researching Charlottesville is that people protested. The people protested because of the talk of hearing some people was going to remove Robert E. Lee Statue. Some

    • I really appreciate your post Erick,
      I agree with you, I believe that the US is not headed in the right direction when it comes to the issues that are being portrayed in the news nowadays. I also like how you incorporated your life into your post and informing us where you come from as a person. That is truly amazing, I liked the line where you state that “[you] don’t feel safe when [Trump]” is in charge. A lot of people also do not feel too safe with the way the president is currently handling the situations with North Korea as well as Charlottesville. I found an article that you may be interested in reading, it is very reassuring article that talks about how the US will be just fine.

      https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/obamas-final-presser/513551/

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts on such a controversial topic. I wish you the best and hope you continue to write because you provide solid insight on topics such as these. I look forward to seeing your future work.

    • Dear Erick
      I believe that you have found a great topic concerning the riots in Charlottesville, but perhaps you should go a bit more in-depth into the reasons as to why the riots really started. I found this article on the Washington Post that really goes into detail with the background and aftermath of the protest, and I feel as though it could really help you with your research. In fact, it contained a particular quote that I found interesting myself:

      “On Twitter, another report arrived: A helicopter had crashed in Albemarle County, just a few miles from downtown Charlottesville. A little after 7 p.m., officials said, one of the state police helicopters monitoring the rally had crashed. Two state troopers, Lt. H. Jay Cullen, 48, and Berke M.M. Bates, who would have turned 41 on Sunday, were dead. There had been no distress call, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday.”

      I myself wasn’t aware of this development, so I felt that you might want it too. Thank you for sharing this and I look forward to what you find out in the future.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/local/charlottesville-timeline/?utm_term=.5f4a18c83157

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