The steady drizzle may have dampened the 3.1-acre grassy field, but not the spirits of the nearly 90 people who showed up Oct. 10 at Richmond’s African Burial Ground for the 18th Annual Gabriel Gathering.
For the first time since 1993, the Democratic Party controls both houses of the state legislature and the governor’s mansion, but that still hasn’t resulted in the critical police-abuse reforms demanded by thousands of Richmond anti-racist protesters.
MAJOR BLACKWELL’S BRIEF TENURE SHOWS WE NEED REAL COMMUNITY INPUT INTO THE SELECTION OF RICHMOND’S NEXT POLICE CHIEF!
Local media has just reported that Richmond Interim Police Chief William “Jody” Blackwell “stepped down” today and will return to his position as a major in the police department. The undersigned organizations welcome this development and call for meaningful community input into the selection of both the next interim and permanent police chiefs.
RICHMOND, VA, June 15 — After months of the coronavirus lock-down and more than two weeks of Black Lives Matter protests that have been met with new police aggression, it looks like things could get even tenser in the capital city.
RICHMOND, VA, June 13 — The largely youthful anti-police-abuse protests of the past two weeks in Richmond got a voice of their own today as several hundred mostly young people turned out for what was promoted as an RVA Youth Rally.
RICHMOND, VA, June 12 — Richmond police have confirmed the arrest of one of several heavily armed individuals involved in an incident early this morning at the Lee statue on Monument Avenue. Several others were “detained,” but apparently have not yet been charged.
Statement by member of the Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality Joseph Rogers regarding the night of June 1, 2020.