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Palast Calls The FBI To Report
A Crime In Charlottesville

On August 12, 2017 a 20-year old school teacher named De'Andre Harris was brutally attacked with iron bars and pieces of wood by a group of neo-Nazis.

The attack took place in a parking garage on Market Street — right next to the Charlottesville Police Station. Our photographer Zach Roberts took photos of the attack, which have since gone viral [1] and have been reprinted online and in newspapers around the world. However, neither Roberts, Harris, or myself have been contacted by police, the FBI or Department of Justice officials.

Since this is a federal crime, involving actors who conspired and crossed state lines, we decided to contact the FBI ourselves to seek justice for Harris. This video documents the seven calls we made on Friday, August 18 in a frustrating attempt to report the near-murder of Harris.

You can see more of Zach D. Roberts's images from Charlottesville here [2]. Zach also got an exclusive interview with De'Andre Harris, which you can find here [3].


Photojournalist Zach D. Roberts is Associate Producer and stake-out videographer for Greg Palast’s film, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy [4].”  We are now making the post-election update [4].  You can add your name as a producer [5] for a minimum tax deductible contribution of $1,000 [5]  ($500 [6] for Co-Producer [6]) or get a screen credit as a supporter [4] for $100 [4] minimum donation.  And you’ll get a signed copy of your film on DVD. Or help us fund our continued investigation of 'their' vote-swiping schemes for any amount [7] no matter how large or small.


Before turning to journalism as an investigative reporter for The Guardian and BBC Television, Greg Palast was an investigator of fraud and racketeering for governments and labor unions worldwide. His investigations have appeared in Rolling Stone, Harper's and New Statesman. Known as the reporter who exposed how Katherine Harris and Jeb Bush purged thousands of Black voters from Florida rolls to steal the 2000 election for George Bush. Palast has written four New York Times bestsellers, including Armed Madhouse, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, now a non-fiction movie [8].

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