This Saturday, January 16, nearly 50 cars took to the streets in a “Not One More Death!” caravan that drove through downtown Richmond to demand protection for the state’s prisoners from the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the months of national anti-racist protests triggered by the brutal police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, around 300 protesters were arrested in Richmond. Some are facing serious felony charges.
Many individuals and organizations have been concerned about how the city jail has been handling the threat of COVID-19. Recently there have been some major improvements in the number of active cases in the jail, but little has been done to address the issue of trust. The following is an open letter to Sheriff Irving.
by Phil Wilayto RICHMOND, VA, Sept. 8 — “Some terrible mistake was made along the way.” That was how a federal judge described the recent massive COVID-19 outbreak at a private immigrant […]
June 23 would have been Angel DeCarlo’s 33rd birthday – if she hadn’t been fatally shot by a Hopewell police officer on Dec. 19, 2018.
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.
Yes, there are COVID-19 cases in the Richmond city jail. And not all those infected are showing symptoms.