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Updated: September 26, 2014
Loudoun County Officer found Justified in Shooting Suicidal Teen

Authorities have ruled that Purcellville officer was justified in the fatal shooting of a suicidal 17-year-old boy last May. Officer Timothy Hood was defended by the Loudon County Commonwealth’s Attorney as acting in self-defense when he opened fire on Christian Sierra. The ruling means that the officer will not face any criminal proceedings nor will […]

Updated: September 3, 2014
Fairfax Police Shooting Victims Family Files Wrongful Death Suit - Thomas Soldan

After a year of waiting for justice, the family of 46-year-old father of two, John Geer, has filed a law suit against the Fairfax Police Department.  The suit filed this past Tuesday by Geer’s longtime partner, Maura Harrington, alleges the Fairfax County Police Department chief and three other officers are responsible for the wrongful death […]

Updated: August 19, 2014
us arrest rates

By Julia Cole, Junior Editor United States citizens are being arrested at a staggering pace. According to a recent article published by The Wall Street Journal, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) estimates that authorities have made over 250 million arrests over the past 20 years. That means that about 12.5 million people are arrested […]

Updated: August 7, 2014
Reckless driving in Virginia can lead to jail time.

For years we have warned drivers in the Commonwealth of Virginia about the incredibly harsh punishments attached to speeding and reckless driving offenses. For those who think our efforts are a mere ploy to get people to hire an attorney, we point to the story of a Patrick George, a writer who found himself languishing […]

Updated: July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014 In scanning the news this morning, we came across an article about a Connecticut man who was wrongly convicted and imprisoned and who is now seeking restitution for the abuse he suffered. While the conviction and lawsuit involves the state of Connecticut, it was the location of the Virginia prison – where […]

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