Society has long been concerned with safety and security. A community that is safe is perceived to be more productive and profitable than one that is not. Unsafe communities lead to individuals feeling unsafe and stifled in terms of their ability to be productive and contributing members of society.
Most frequently people do not understand the whole process that happens after one gets charged with any kind of crime.
The Nixon Administration started the War on Drugs as an attack on black Americans and anti-war protesters.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring has reached a settlement that will dissolve two nationwide sham cancer charities.
The Chief Medical Examiner unveiled the facial approximations of eight individuals found dead in Central Virginia, but who have not yet been identified.
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a local woman with two felonies stemming from the April 24 theft at the BP Station. Diana Elizabeth Pacheco, 31 years old, is facing grand larceny and credit card theft charges.
Virginia’s official and only comprehensive report on local and statewide crime figures for 2014 is now available online at the Virginia State Police website at www.vsp.virginia.gov, under “Forms & Publications.”
Governor McAuliffe receives final recommendations of Governor’s Task Force on Campus Sexual Violence
Governor Terry McAuliffe attended the final meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Campus Sexual Violence today and received a briefing from Attorney General Mark Herring on the task force’s recommendations.
The Waynesboro Police Department arrested two Waynesboro men after a SWAT raid Tuesday night at an apparent drug flophouse.
The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested a Waynesboro man after he beat and robbed his girlfriend last Tuesday night.
The Waynesboro Police Department arrested a Waynesboro man on several charges after a weekend assault on his girlfriend. Officers charged Steven Joseph Faulkner, 28 years old, after he viciously attacked the 24-year-old victim in the home that they share.
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Stuarts Draft man for a brutal assault on his ex-girlfriend that occurred last Thursday. Justin Brian Balser, 33 years old, faces one felony count of malicious wounding after an argument between the two of them got violent as they sat in her vehicle on the Kroger parking lot, 245 Arch Avenue.
Those selective leaks making their way to the news media on the Baltimore police investigation into the April death of Freddie Gray that led to charges for six officers involved in his arrest and detention sure are convenient.
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged three Florida men with fraud after they passed several forged checks at Target, 811 Town Center Drive in early February.
Constituents contacted me recently about a Richmond Times Dispatch article headline they felt was misleading: “Ken Plum says Pre-K education leads to less crime and welfare.”
Today, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee will discuss SB 799 a bill that Senator Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) introduced to address the perpetration of hate crimes against LGBT individuals.
U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are now accepting applications for the position of U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia to fill the seat left vacant by Timothy Heaphy, who left office in December after five years of distinguished service.
As Americans prepare for New Year’s celebrations, AAA Mid-Atlantic is reminding drivers and passengers alike of the dangers on the roads this New Year’s Day, which consistently ranks among the year’s deadliest days for alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
This time of year, with all the holiday parties and festive occasions, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, the Virginia State Police has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
People are gathering in cities across the country – New York City, Washington, Berkeley – to protest decisions by grand juries in Missouri and Staten Island against bringing back indictments in cases in which cops were responsible for the deaths of unarmed petty-crime suspects.
Augusta Free Press editors Crystal Graham and Chris Graham dive into two major news stories in this edition of Inside the Newsroom.
I read this post from the blog Gawker on a topic related to the racial tensions resulting from the inexplicable grand-jury actions in Missouri and New York that let a pair of cops who killed unarmed petty-crime suspects go free.
Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Subcommittee on Personnel, noted the important steps that have been taken towards eliminating sexual assault within the military.
At the surface, the tensions over the failure of grand juries in Missouri and New York to indict cops who killed unarmed suspects in a pair of recent petty-crime cases have been directed at police.
The National Retail Federation predicts that approximately 95.5 million shoppers nationwide will take advantage of Black Friday deals and nearly 26 million on Gray Thursday (Thanksgiving Day).
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the decision by Timothy Heaphy, United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, to step down.
The ACLU of Virginia released a letter it sent to members of the Virginia State Crime Commission recommending against any legislation to criminalize teenage sexting.
University of Virginia Rector George Keith Martin on Thursday issued the following statement regarding the recent story on sexual assaults at UVA.
Virginia is the only state in the nation that lacks a law against human trafficking for sexual exploitation, a crime that impacts an estimated 100,000 U.S. children each year.
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a New York City man with several felonies after a month long investigation of credit card fraud that was sparked by an incident last month.
Attorney General Mark Herring today urged members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to support legislation that would help prevent children from being trafficked on the Internet.
Attorney General Mark Herring sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a House Judiciary Subcommittee expressing support for the Amy and Vicky Child Pornography Victim Restitution Improvement Act of 2014.
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) reminds the citizens of the Commonwealth of an important tool called the Victim Information & Notification Everyday (VINE®) Program.
Police may have the big break they have been looking for years to get with news Monday that forensic evidence has linked Jesse Matthew to the 2009 disappearance and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Staunton man who is already facing over 30 sex crime related charges in Staunton and Augusta County with two additional felony sexual assault charges.
Following last year’s increase in drunk driving fatalities – the first rise in six years – Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe unveiled a powerful new tool to keep drunk drivers off of the Commonwealth’s roadways.
The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested several members of the same family after they were involved in a slew of thefts in the city recently.
Marcus Williams, the enforcer for the “36 Street Bang Squad Bloods” was convicted Thursday for his role in the 2008 murder of two Newport News teens.
The Obama administration released new health survey data showing a significant decline in drug use among our nation’s young people.
The Waynesboro Police Department has charged a Stuarts Draft couple after they went on a shopping spree with stolen credit cards last month.
Sexism is socially-constructed gender bias, creating a culture that objectifies females as mere collections of body parts. Sexism ensures a climate in which women are viewed as possessions, as property, as somehow inferior by definition, with the result that male domination of females is sanctioned.