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Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Questions from police

In recent news, the legal concept of entrapment has been frequently mentioned. The general idea behind entrapment is that law enforcement officers should not...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Understanding the governor’s emergency orders

During the past month, the coronavirus pandemic has continued to seriously impact the city. Since there have been new developments with regard to the...

Your Views: Remembering Chief Samarra

To the editor: As someone who knew former Alexandria Police Chief Charles Samarra, who died last week at age 74 following complications from surgery, I...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: COVID-19 and state code

On March 12, Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia in response to the continued spread of COVID-19....

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Power and Reason

On Nov. 21, 1945, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson rose to make his opening statement in the criminal trial of Nazi war...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: English common law in Virginia’s code

One of my favorite sections of the Virginia Code is §1-200, which states in pertinent part, that “the common law of England, insofar that...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Let’s disagree without becoming enemies

On Sept. 19, 1796, President George Washington published his farewell address, in which he extolled the virtues of republican government and warned about the...

Center for Alexandria’s Children holds appreciation luncheon

By Denise Dunbar | ddunbar@alextimes.com The Center for Alexandria’s Children recently celebrated the city’s first responders who serve the community’s toughest cases, those including abused...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Preventing domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Oct. 24, the City’s Domestic Violence Intervention Project is hosting the Silent Witness Vigil, an event that...

Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter writes true-crime book about Charles Severance

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter released “Alexandria Assassin: The Parable of the Knocker,” a true-crime book about the Charles Severance murders,...