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.
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.
After the Richmond city government tore down Cathy’s Camp, displacing more than 100 formerly homeless people, it promised to house the residents in temporary housing until they could find something more permanent. Camp residents were placed into local hotels and motels, including the Day’s Inn on Midlothian Turnpike, the Diamond Inn on Arthur Ashe Boulevard and the Massad House hotel on North 4th St. in downtown Richmond.
It’s no secret that Richmond is in a severe housing crisis. To its shame, Virginia’s capital city has the second-highest rate of evictions of any city in the country, with some 2,000 city households currently facing the possibility of being evicted. While some may find cheaper housing or double up with relatives or friends, others will inevitably end up on the street.
First-hand accounts of the first four days of the Richmond Rebellion, May 29 – June 1.
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.