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June 20,2020

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3/6/2019

Article by Stephanie Younger, a Richmond activist; regarding the continuous unjust killings of of black people by those sworn to protect and serve.  Ms. Younger also expresses her expectations for the incoming Richmond Police Chief.

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1/22/2019

       Waiting For Justice

               

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      Richmondmagazine.com

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11/15/18

Official Press Release: RPD Chief to Retire, Reflecting on the Leaked Conversation between Durham and Nolan

On November 13, a brave woman named Trina Louis stood in front of Richmond’s City Council and shared some extremely insensitive, threatening, and unprofessional comments overheard from Jim Nolan, Press Secretary for Mayor Levar Stoney...

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7/31/18

Family, community activists push Mayor Stoney, Chief Durham for answers surrounding Marcus-David Peters' death

Community activists and the family of Marcus-David Peters, who was fatally shot by a Richmond police officer in May, are continuing to raise questions about the details surrounding his death, as well as transparency concerns...

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7/31/18

Mayor Stoney's Community Meeting 

The family of Marcus-David Peters confront Mayor Levar Stoney at a community meeting Thursday evening at Huguenot High School...

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Style Weekly

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7/27/18

“When did the Police Ever Protect and Serve?”: Marching for Marcus-David Peters

On a half-sunny, half-rainy Saturday afternoon, June 2, a rally and march of roughly 300-400 took the streets of Richmond to demand justice and reformation for Marcus-David Peters, killed by Richmond police on May 14. The color burgundy (Marcus’ favorite color), dominated the scene, as people marched through the VCU section of W Broad street...

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5/25/18

Family of Marcus-David Peters to speak at community meeting May 26

The family of Marcus-David Peters, the 24-year-old biology teacher who was fatally shot by a Richmond Police officer on May 14 after running naked from his car on Interstate 95, is calling for justice and accountability.

The family is holding a community meeting 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at Second Baptist Church, 1400 Idlewood Ave. in the West End...

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RVAMag Updates on RPD

Marcus-David Peters Declared an Act of "Justifiable Homicide" By Commonwealth Attorney...

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7/27/18

Protesters March in Response to Police Shooting

Hundreds of protesters are demanding answers about last month’s fatal shooting of a man who had run naked onto an interstate highway.

 

The protesters marched Saturday afternoon down Broad Street in Richmond holding signs that said “Help Not Death” and “Justice for Marcus-David.” The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia was among the groups participating in the protest...

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7/27/18

Family of man fatally shot by officer on I-95 demand answers from mayor

It was supposed to be an office hours-style meeting for Southside residents to ask questions of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.

But the first person up to the microphone was the sister of Marcus Peters, the man shot to death by a Richmond Police officer on Interstate 95 in May. She claimed to have the medical examiner’s report and wanted answers to some specific questions...

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5/26/18

Williams: There's more to transparency than showing a video. Richmond police leave questions unanswered in the shooting of Marcus-David Peters.

“Stay in the car!”

Once we can hear the video, the first sound we hear from Richmond police officer Michael Nyantakyi is this shouted instruction as he points his firearm at the car Marcus-David Peters had driven into a stand of trees.

“Male seems to be mentally unstable as we speak,” Nyantakyi says into his radio...

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8/9/18

Toxicology report rules out drugs in Marcus-David Peters’ death, family says

A local activist coalition and a victim’s family continue to question the details of the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Marcus-David Peters by a Richmond Police officer in May...

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7/27/18

Marcus-David Peters' Family Says Autopsy Report Showed No Drugs in System

Princess Blanding, the sister of the late Marcus David Peters, has come out saying she has the autopsy report of her brother, which she said establishes that there was no drugs in his system at time of death...

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7/24/18

It is Our Responsibility as Virginians to Direct Attention to and Put Anti-Black Racism through Police Violence to an End

Virginia, we have a problem. We need to come to terms with our state’s history of the marginalization of the black community.

Virginia is where the first enslaved Africans were brought to Virginia. We live in Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy...

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ACLU of VA

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5/26/18

Community Protests Death of Marcus-David Peters in Fatal Police Shooting

More than 200 people turned out for a community meeting Saturday to protest the death of a young Black man who was fatally shot by a Virginia police officer after he ran naked onto an interstate highway.

Speakers at the meeting at Richmond’s Second Baptist Church said they were angry that police used deadly force on Marcus-David Peters, 24, who was unarmed and behaving erratically during the May 14 confrontation....

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