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VA House GOP Goes on Unhinged Twitter Rant to Prove It...

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by Cindy Emulating its leader in the White House, the Virginia House GOP went on a string of crazy-uncle tweets last night, demonstrating its utter...

Virginia Senate Democrats Present Justice Reform and Equity Proposals

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From the VA Senate Democratic Caucus: SENATE DEMOCRATS PRESENT JUSTICE REFORM AND EQUITY PROPOSALS RICHMOND – Today, Senate Democrats presented their justice reform and equity proposals....

Nick Rathod: Thinking Long Term During Virginia’s Special Session

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by Nick Rathod Next week, the Virginia General Assembly convenes for a special session to respond to both the budget crisis caused by the COVID-19...

Video, Highlights From the Third and Final Public Hearing as the...

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See below for video and highlights from today’s public hearing (the third and final of three public hearings - see Day #2 highlights here)...

Video: Day #1 of Virginia House of Delegates Public Hearings on...

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See below for video from the first Virginia House of Delegates public hearing on police and criminal justice reform leading up to the special...

Virginia Is At a Flashpoint in History; Time to Tackle Policing...

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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...

Criminal Justice Reform in the Commonwealth: 1.6 Million People in Virginia with...

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From the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, which turns consistently excellent material...like this. Criminal Justice Reform in the Commonwealth: 1.6 Million People in Virginia with a...

Jury Sentencing: Ending Virginia’s Game of Russian Roulette

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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...

VA Senate Dems Announce Police Reform & Criminal Justice Equity Plan...

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From Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Fairfax/Prince William County): This afternoon, the Virginia Senate Democrats announced its Police Reform and Criminal Justice Equity Plan for the Special Session likely...