Tag: bryan porter

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...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Changes to Virginia law

Every year, in January and February, Virginia’s General Assembly meets to debate and enact changes to the Code of Virginia. Most bills passed and...

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...