The Summer 2020 issue of the Virginia Defender was published on August 14, 2020. Click here to find a full PDF and links to each story.
Here in Virginia, the protests in the wake of the U.S. assassination of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani have spurred the formation of two new antiwar coalitions.
In September 2019, Richmond city council rejected a controversial resolution submitted by Mayor Levar Stoney on behalf of Weimans Bakery LLC.
In a major milestone in the decades-long struggle to reclaim and properly memorialize the downtown area that once was the epicenter of the U.S. domestic slave trade, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has publicly committed $3.5 million in City money to create the Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park.
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Jermaine Doss has a parole hearing scheduled for Aug. 25, his first since he was sent to prison back in 2000 for a crime he did not commit. The irony is that, after 20 years of fighting his conviction in the courts, it may finally be another judicial injustice that opens his cell door to freedom.
While the global COVID-19 pandemic rages largely unchecked across the U.S., American jails and prisons have become something of a series of petri dishes, and the Richmond Justice Center is no exception.