Fighting the creation and distribution of child pornography is a global battle with a Virginia task force prominent in the field. There is a process of stopping child sexual exploitation.
On any given day news feeds will include stories of people being arrested on child pornography charges. While child porn existed long before the internet, high-speed global connections have made the distribution of it as easy as watching legal movies or downloading family pictures.
A Virginia lawyer is on his way to the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the right of a man to grow a beard. Seven states will be watching that case closely.
Gregory Holt is serving a life sentence for burglary and domestic battery in Arkansas – one of seven states that bar prisoners from growing a beard. His lawyer says that’s a problem, because Holt is a Muslim.
Douglas Laycock, a professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Virginia. He says Holt got all the way to the Supreme Court without the help of a lawyer:
Police officers in Chesterfield County have received some personal insights on interacting with mentally ill individuals...and a Hampton Roads woman found out it's not always easy to take a child out of martial arts training.
Those stories have been among the most frequently viewed over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.