First-hand accounts of the first four days of the Richmond Rebellion, May 29 – June 1.
The Virginia Defender
Established in 2005 as The Richmond Defender, The Virginia Defender is a free community newspaper, published quarterly for the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality. Print distribution is 16,000 and statewide. The online publication launched in Summer 2020.
The following seven demands have been generally adopted as the goals of the Richmond Rebellion.
These are just some of the shootings of civilians by Richmond law enforcement officers over the past 19 years. Unless otherwise noted, all the victims were Black.
It was Monday, Aug. 10, about an hour before sunset, and Jeffrey Peters was where he often is these days: At the circle named for his nephew, Marcus-David Peters.
The protests that erupted after the public police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis have grown into the broadest and most sustained rebellion against racism in U.S. history.
Yes, there are COVID-19 cases in the Richmond city jail. And not all those infected are showing symptoms.
If you’re sitting at a table outside a restaurant, you’re expected to buy something. That’s understood. But if you’re homeless and it’s a really hot day and the unused table is in the shade, you might think it wouldn’t be a big deal to rest there a bit.