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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 | [email protected] 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 | [email protected] Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter released “Alexandria Assassin: The Parable of the Knocker,” a true-crime book about the Charles Severance murders,...

Commonwealth’s attorney announces marijuana diversion program

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] The Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney will implement a new diversion program for misdemeanor possession of marijuana offenses, Commonwealth’s Attorney...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: The mental health aspect of violence

Last month, I lamented the Virginia General Assembly’s inability to act on necessary gun-related legislation. Since that column went to press, our nation has...

“Werewolf murder” defendant found not guilty by reason of insanity

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Alexandria Circuit Court found Pankaj Bhasin, a New Jersey resident arrested for the murder of a man he believed...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Conducting a review of policies

Prosecutors wield a significant amount of authority. We affect the community in a variety of ways, some obvious, others more indirect. Given the authority...

Judge declares mistrial in werewolf murder case

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] An Alexandria judge declared a mistrial on March 27 in the murder case of a man who claimed he thought...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: The benefits of our new treatment...

Our city has not escaped the ravages of the national opioid crisis. Heroin and related narcotics have made a huge and unfortunate comeback over...