Articles by Whittney Evans
A town hall last night in Richmond, hosted by the Campaign to Reduce Evictions drew only a few residents. But the ones who did attend told painful stories about losing their homes.
James Alex Fields Jr., the Ohio man found guilty Friday of plowing his car into a group of counter- protesters during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last year, could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
In May of 2017, James Alex Fields Jr. posted a meme to Instagram that showed a car crashing into a crowd of people. It said, “you have the right to protest, but I’m late for work.” Prosecuting attorney Nina-Alice Antony said late Thursday, Fields was presented with an opportunity to turn that violent meme into reality.
The man accused of plowing his car into a group of counter-protestors in August of 2017 during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, can be heard in a recording, sobbing and hyperventilating after police tell him someone had died in the crash.
Attorneys in the James Alex Fields Jr murder trial may use the testimony of a University of North Carolina professor and anti-fascism activist as evidence that Fields acted in self defense.
Potential jurors in the James Alex Fields Jr. murder trial were peppered with questions Monday about their impartiality. Fields is accused of ramming his car into a Charlottesville crowd in August of last year, killing one woman and injuring others.
A federal judge in Virginia ruled last week that a lawsuit filed this summer against the federal government on behalf of detained immigrant children in Virginia may continue.
Attorney General Mark Herring introduced a package of bills aimed at curbing hate crimes and white supremacist violence in Virginia. He said the proposed policy changes will make it harder for hate groups to intimidate or hurt Virginians.
A committee tasked with improving safety in Virginia schools presented two dozen policy recommendations Wednesday that it will submit to the General Assembly.
The House Select Committee on School Safety is calling for state funding to pull school counselors in the state off of administrative duties, so they can focus on students health and well being.
This falls in line with other recommendations, including a statewide mental health and suicide prevention tip line and a requirement that mental and emotional health be taught in schools.