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Who Will Serve As Citizen Members on the Virginia Redistricting Commission? Ed Gillespie? How...

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by Cindy The Redistricting Amendment that will come before the voters this November creates a bipartisan Redistricting Commission comprised of eight legislators and eight "citizens."...

Sun Gazette’s Attacks on Women of Color, Criminal Justice Reformers, Climate Activists, the LGBTQ...

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Note: While I would ordinarily exercise good journalistic habits, and include direct links to articles mentioned, in this post I opted not to, for...

It’s Not Just Policy But Culture: Cop Pulls Gun on Sen. McClellan’s Dad for...

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by Cindy At last night’s Arlington Young Dems criminal justice reform forum, the last question of the evening was about whether the legislators would be...

Welcome To the TOP HITS of Gerrymandering…and Why Virginians Should Vote NO on the...

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Welcome to the TOP HITS of Gerrymandering! Confused, and wondering what to think about the Redistricting Amendment that will be on your ballot this...

Virginia Is At a Flashpoint in History; Time to Tackle Policing and Prison Reform

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by Cindy I know everyone has a lot going on, and it’s hard to attend every Zoom and every event. But in the aftermath of...

Jury Sentencing: Ending Virginia’s Game of Russian Roulette

by Cindy In the late 1700s in Virginia and the Colonies, if a jury found someone guilty of a felony, such as “mayhem,” larceny, or...

Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Justice for Rojai Fentress

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by Cindy Rojai Fentress walked out of prison on Wednesday, after spending 24 years incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit. His lawyer’s black lab—a...

Ramin Fatehi Hopes to Continue Norfolk’s Criminal Justice Transformation

I had a great conversation this weekend with Ramin Fatehi, who is running to replace his boss, outgoing Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Greg Underwood. Norfolk...

Assault (on a Cop) With a Loaded Finger – Six Month Mandatory Minimum

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by Cindy While law enforcement are rarely prosecuted for beating or even killing people while on duty, the charges for hurting or killing a law...

Gov. Northam Has Opportunity to Address Racial Inequities with Bold Clemency Actions

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The criminal justice and court systems—nationally and in Virginia—are known to suffer from racial inequities. These systems have disproportionately harmed communities of color. Governor...
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