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15 hrs ago | via NBC29
An updated sexual violence and harassment policy is now in effect at UVA. The policy is for students and many other people in the community. Comment?
18 hrs ago | via WWWV-FM Charlottesville
At approximately 10:51 pm on June 25, 2015, Charlottesville Police officers responded to the 200 block of 10th St. N.W. for a reported shooting. The victim, 33-year-old Derrick Marshall Washington of Charlottesville was found lying in the street with multiple gunshot wounds. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via WRIC-TV Richmond
The statue was tagged with the phrase "Black Lives Matter," according to 8News affiliate WCAV. The vandalism was reported around 7:30 Tuesday morning. Comment?
Sunday Jun 28 | via Forbes.com
For three years, I'm circling America to live for a month each in 28 cities, starting from Miami and ending in New York City. The point is to write a book about revitalizing cities through Market Urbanism-which is the intersection of free-market economics with urban issues. Comment?
Friday Jun 26 | via WWWV-FM Charlottesville
At approx. 10:51 pm on June 25, 2015, Charlottesville Police officers responded to the 200 block of 10th St. N.W. for a reported shooting. Comment?
Saturday Jun 20 | via NBC29
During Juneteenth events at Piedmont Virginia Community College the City of Charlottesville is opening up dialogue about how to bring police and the community closer together. Charlottesville's Office of Human Rights held a discussion at PVCC Saturday to come up with ways to improve relations between police officers and the people they're supposed to protect. Comment?
Friday Jun 19 | via NBC29
The Charlottesville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the male and female subjects in the attached photos. Both subjects were involved in a credit card theft/fraud incident that occurred in the City of Charlottesville. Comment?
Thursday Jun 18 | via SFGate
Fairfax County, Va., Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh, center, talks to reporters in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, June 18, 2015, after a hearing in which the victim of a 2005 sexual assault gave victim-pact testimony that will be used at the sentencing of Jesse Matthew, 33, of Charlottesville, Va. Matthew is charged in an unrelated case with the abduction and killing of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Comment?
Thursday Jun 18 | via USA Today
This was Martese Johnson's first reaction upon hearing that the charges brought against him in his March 18, 2015 arrest - public intoxication or swearing and obstruction of justice without force - were dropped. Johnson attracted international attention in spring after a video surfaced showing the arrest, during which Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control officers pinned a bloodied Johnson to the ground outside a Charlottesville, Va. Comment?
Wednesday Jun 17 | via Switched
MARCH 26: University of Virginia student Martese Johnson and his lawyer, Daniel Watkins walk to the Charlottesville District Court before Johnson's hearing on March 26, 2015 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Johnson was arrested by Virginia's Alcoholic Beverage Control agents on March 18. Video in which Johnson appears bloodied, went viral after his arrest. Comment?
Friday Jun 12 | via Norwalk Citizen News
Martese Johnson, left, speaks with reporters outside the Charlottesville General District Court with attorney Daniel Watkins after all charges against Johnson were officially dropped, Friday, June 12, 2015, in Charlottesville, Va. Johnson received two misdemeanor charges after a March 18 arrest left him bloodied, requiring 10 stitches. Comment?
Friday Jun 12 | via KNEB-AM Scottsbluff
Speaking outside the courthouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, Friday morning after the charges were dismissed, Johnson said he was "elated" and "very excited" about the decision. "It was a large moment of injustice in my opinion, but I think that injustice is going to fill something that's so much more beautiful and so much more powerful within our community, but also throughout the entire nation," he said. Comment?
Thursday Jun 11 | via USA Today
Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1SakFLQ Martese Johnson, 20, of Chicago was on hand as fellow University of Virginia students protested on his behalf March, 18, 2015, in Charlottesville, Va. Officials on Thursday decided not to prosecute Martese Johnson, the University of Virginia student who was injured during his arrest outside a bar in Charlottesville, Va. Comment?
Monday Jun 8 | via The Washington Post
Jesse L. Matthew Jr. looks toward the gallery while appearing in court in Fairfax, Va. during a November 2014 hearing. Comment?
Thursday Jun 4 | via WWTC-AM Eagan
A woman who authorities say was sexually assaulted by the same man charged with killing a University of Virginia student came face to face with her alleged attacker in a Fairfax courtroom Thursday. The encounter was brief, and the woman's testimony was focused on a narrow legal question, though she did testify that his face looked familiar. Comment?
Thursday Jun 4 | via USA Today
A woman whom prosecutors say was a victim of the same man accused of killing a University of Virginia student last year identified him in court Thursday as her attacker in a 2005 sexual assault. 2nd victim IDs accused Hannah Graham killer in court FAIRFAX, Va. Comment?
May 28, 2015 | via Chicago Sun-Times
Charges have been dropped against a University of Virginia student whose bloody arrest sparked a public uproar and a state police investigation, a prosecutor said Thursday. Charlottesville Commonwealth's Attorney David Chapman said he made the decision after reviewing results of the investigation into Martese Johnson's arrest. Comment?
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