Tag: bryan porter

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Lowering the stress level

No law school class prepares a student for the stress and worry that is part and parcel of being a trial attorney. Criminal trials...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: A great post-incarceration resource

Recently, my office collaborated with an amazing local non-profit. Friends of Guest House is an Alexandria-based organization that helps women successfully reenter the community...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: General Assembly criminal system changes

The Virginia General Assembly has been a hectic place during the past 14 months. In that time frame, it has thrice convened for lengthy...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Treatment Court’s first graduate

The Alexandria Substance Abuse Treatment Court is an exciting new program in which a host of city agencies has implemented an intensive addiction recovery...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: What constitutes “entrapment?”

Imagine a scenario: A man has stolen several firearms during the burglary of an Old Town home. In an attempt to sell the guns,...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Genetic genealogy and civil liberties

In August 2014, Jesse Bjerke sexually assaulted a lifeguard at a pool in Fairfax County at gunpoint. During this assault, he injected his victim...

Justice Matter with Bryan Porter: The law and mental health crises

The General Assembly remains in special session as I write, so the update as to what legislation is enacted will be delayed a month...

How an accused rapist was released from jail

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] On July 29, Ibrahim Bouaichi, who had been indicted for rape, allegedly shot and killed his accuser, Karla Dominguez, while...

Our View: Who’s responsible?

Arguably the most tragic local event in this sad year is the killing of Karla Dominguez last month, allegedly by the man she accused...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Special session features criminal justice bills

This week, the General Assembly is convening for a special session in which legislation pertaining to both COVID-19 relief and criminal justice reform will...