Four legal rights groups including the Virginia ACLU are asking Governor Terry McAuliffe to investigate the military-style police tactics deployed for the recent KKK rally in Charlottesville.
A helicopter and over 100 police in riot gear were deployed amid the July 8 rally, and John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute is concerned.
"As long as you have those militaristic-looking police out there with shields, AK-47s, etc. it increases the tension."
In the wake of three pepper grenades and 23 arrests, his group and three others want McAuliffe to investigate.