For years, the city of Charlottesville has debated whether to install security cameras in public places.
Opponents have successfully argued that surveillance in public places is an invasion of privacy, but with the disappearance and death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, public sentiment may have shifted.
Since 2007, Charlottesville’s chief of police has been asking City Council to install surveillance cameras on the Downtown Mall. This week, he brought the City's top prosecutor to make the case.
When he's sentenced tomorrow will a former Virginia Governor get a slap on the wrist with community service or a short time in prison for 11 corruption convictions—or will U.S. District Judge James Spencer sentence him to a lengthy stint behind bars?
Marijuana is now legal in four states, the District of Colombia and South Portland, Maine. It’s been decriminalized in 17 states – among them our neighbors, North Carolina and Maryland.
So where does that leave Virginia? Is anyone calling for legal reforms here?
Jordan McNeish was a bright kid who finished high school early and began taking courses at Piedmont Virginia Community College. He’d been arrested once for possession of marijuana, paid a fine but spent no time in jail. Then, in 2009, he was charged with a second offense.
Despite criticism from gun-rights advocates and GOP legislative leaders, Governor McAuliffe is not retreating on a package of gun-control measures that he has proposed for the upcoming General Assembly session. McAuliffe says this was one of his campaign promises, so no one should be surprised.
Conservatives say the Governor is catering to the anti-gun agenda of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose Super PAC donated to his campaign. But McAuliffe says this is about keeping people safe.