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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...

Creative Campaigning in the Time of COVID-19: Joe Biden’s Environmental Policies

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by Cindy In this time of COVID-19, campaigns are having to really think outside the box on how to reach voters, and how to message...

Will Del. Jay Jones Carry on Family’s Civil Rights Legacy as 2021 Candidate for...

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by Cindy Jay Jones, who was elected in 2017 to the House of Delegates, in the same 89th district seat in Norfolk that his own...

8th CD Resolutions Package to be Voted on Tomorrow at Convention

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by Cindy Tomorrow Virginia's 8th Congressional District Democratic Convention meets. In addition to voting on delegates and an elector to send to the national convention...

Virginia GOP Okay With Parole…As Long As No One Gets Paroled

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by Cindy With Governor Northam urging the Virginia Department of Corrections to make use of early release to ease the spread of COVID-19 in prisons;...

Believe Women…But Verify

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by Cindy Like just about every woman I know, I have my share of sexual harassment/assault stories. I’ve had co-workers and bosses that made inappropriate...

VA Department of Corrections’ Inmate Early Release Plan Uses Racially-Biased Risk Algorithm

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by Cindy When Governor Northam sent back budget amendments to the General Assembly for the Reconvene Session, he included, in an attempt to minimize the...
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