CNA Week #3

White supremacists attempting to recruit on college campuses; fliers found in Lynchburg

Identity Evropa, a white supremacist group that participated in the Charlottesville protests, tweeted pictures of its propaganda fliers on college campuses throughout the United States, including Lynchburg College and Liberty University. Upon removing an Identity Evropa sticker from its campus and notifying students, Lynchburg College sought the advice of local law enforcement on how to prohibit unwelcome protests on campus and shared a message with students and faculty encouraging diversity and inclusion. As explained in this article, no stickers were found on the Liberty University campus, suggesting Identity Evropa photoshopped the image it had tweeted in an attempt to spread its agenda by affiliating itself with the university.

Police: Lynchburg man charged with murder after providing heroin to woman who overdosed

A 40-year-old Lynchburg resident, Carrie Catherine Joshlyn, died in the Lynchburg General Hospital of what was later determined to be a heroin drug overdose. The Lynchburg Police Department investigated her death and discovered that 27-year-old Darius Terrell Payne had provided the heroin to Joshlyn. As detailed in this article, Payne was arrested on two charges, including felony murder, and is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

Man caged in NYC zoo to receive historical marker in Lynchburg

Ota Benga, a Congolese man displayed at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis and later at a New York City zoo, will receive a posthumous historic marker at a ceremony Sept. 16. Rescued from his inhumane treatment in 1910, Benga studied at the Virginia Theological Seminary and College before committing suicide six years later. As this article explains, the marker will detail Benga’s major life events, from his origins in the Congo to his unhappy demise.

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