crime and punishment

Gideon’s Trumpet Continues to Blare

Unlike Gideon’s biblical victory over a larger army (Judges 7:16-22), neither Virginia’s nor the nation’s criminal justice system has succeeded to a clear and convincing standard of equal justice for all. Virginia’s experience with the frailties and inconsistencies of its… Read More ›

Brief Cases

WATER BALLOONS DAMPEN CIVIC DISCUSSION It was all set. Richmond residents, local elected officials, and community organizers gathered on the medians on Monument Avenue to discuss citywide issues, including public safety and criminal justice, mental health and healthcare, housing, and… Read More ›

Give the NRA a Break?

An August 8 editorial in The Washington Post argued in a closing paragraph for leniency for the National Rifle Association (NRA) from a penalty of dissolution proposed by the New York State Attorney General in its lawsuit alleging a spate… Read More ›

Brief Cases

ELSIE REPATRIATED! In January, VoxFairfax disclosed the sad news that Borden Dairy’s beloved icon Elsie the Cow would be no more (“Beloved Bovine Buffered by Bankruptcy“, https://wp.me/p9wDCF-10x). Borden, which filed for bankruptcy in January, agreed to sell itself to a… Read More ›

Tough on Crime, Rough on Justice

It was August 1994 and Virginia Gov. George Allen’s administration had devised a vigorous “tough on crime” plan, estimated to cost $850 million, that would abolish parole, increase sentences for violent criminals by as much as 700 percent, and require… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY RECLAIM “SILENT SENTINEL” The Loudoun County chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy has offered to provide a new resting place for a Confederate monument under consideration for removal.  Installed in 1908 on the… Read More ›

Brief Cases

SHENANDOAH COUNTY PASTOR CALLS 911, IS ARRESTED A black pastor in Woodstock Virginia was visiting an apartment property he owns when he saw a man and woman he knew did not live on the property dragging a refrigerator to the… Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

MICHAEL AVENATTI Michael Avenatti, 49, is presently under house arrest at a friend’s home in Venice, California, banned from using a computer and the internet and required to wear an electronic ankle bracelet.  Released from a New York jail in… Read More ›