Council passes use of force policy that prohibits a police officer from using deadly force unless as a last resort.
Craig Rice beamed and Will Jawando teared as a unanimous roll call of Montgomery County’s Council effected change and policy hundreds of years in the making.
The public has 90 days to respond to a proposed $11 billion project that would impact 48 miles of the Beltway, the American Legion Bridge, and land and water below for generations to come.
The risk is $11 billion and contamination of waterways and parkland for generations to come.
Calls to 911 could be dispatched differently from the start.
Only 40% of Fairfax County Police officers are currently trained in crisis intervention techniques.
Arrests of Black people disproportional in every police district in the county.
Of all arrests made by police officers in the county, Black people are arrested 38.54 percent of the time. Black people are targets of police use of force 45.63 percent of the time in the county. Black people make up less than 10 percent of the population.
Regional perspective: pandemic exposes health inequality leading up to discrepancies in life expectancy.
In Alexandria, the Latinx population, which comprises 16.8 percent of the City, accounts for 55.5 percent of Alexandria’s positive cases of COVID-19.
FIREWORKS? NEXT YEAR: Fourth of July celebrations; “Germantown Glory” and “Mid-County Sparkles” have been cancelled.
Disproportionate treatment of African Americans recorded in every police district in the county.
While Black people are less than 10 percent of the Fairfax County population (9.7 percent), they are the targets for use of force by police 46.53 percent of the time.
Will decriminalization of marijuana stop inequitable treatment for communities of color?
Who is more likely to be charged, asked Braddock Supervisor James Walkinshaw. An executive of a defense contractor smoking marijuana on his deck overlooking woods in Clifton or Great Falls, or the Black teen or young adult walking down Route One in Mount Vernon, or on a street in the Annandale or Culmore sections of Fairfax County?