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Fox Elementary Teacher Train Coming to a Street Near You Today

Fox teachers and staff are driving through the area to say hello and goodbye to their students. Give them so love back.

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Fox teachers are driving through the district to say hello to their students. Show them how much y’all miss and appreciate them. Make a poster, wave, give a virtual high-five from a safe distance to cheer them on.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Southside Allies March for Racial Justice on Friday

With the support of Justice RVA, they are calling on ALL Southside allies to show up for racial justice and Black lives at a peaceful action, which will be meeting Friday, June 5th at 5PM by the Stone House in Forest Hill Park.

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With the support of Justice RVA, we are calling on ALL Southside allies to show up for racial justice and Black lives at a peaceful action, which will be meeting Friday, June 5th at 5PM by the Stone House in Forest Hill Park.

We are joining together with all of our privileges to serve as the megaphone for those whose voices have been ignored and silenced. We are gathering to raise awareness of both the Civilian Review Board and Marcus Alert policy actions, which local Black leaders have been pushing for since the unjust murder of Marcus-David Peters by a RPD police officer. We must put pressure on our local leadership, including our city council members here in Southside, Mayor Stoney, and Governor Ralph Northam. We want #policiesnotapologies and we want to show support to make it clear that #blacklivesmatter!

Starting at 5PM we will be arranging ourselves to spell out #MarcusAlert for a drone photo. Afterwards we will be collectively marching to a TBA destination and back.

This will be a peaceful protest that all of our neighbors (especially white people) are encouraged to join, including families! We must also be mindful of each others’ health, so we are encouraging social distancing and that you wear a mask. Bring water to stay hydrated, painted signs, and I know there are musicians in Southside so bring your instruments to make some noise!

What you can do today, or if you are not comfortable coming out due to COVID-19 ——>

Sign the #MarcusAlert petition: bit.ly/marcusalert
Report Police Misconduct to the RTAP Hotline: (804)420-9296
Support the community organizations that are doing long-term work on police transparency, accountability, and abolition:
Richmond Transparency and Accountability Project
Richmond for All
Southerners On New Ground
Race Capitol

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Massive Peaceful Rally Tuesday at Lee Monument

Tuesday’s rally was much different from Monday’s rally.

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Earlier in the day, on Tuesday Mayor Stoney held a meeting with citizens to apologize for police teargassing a peaceful rally Monday at Lee Monument. The meeting was a mixed bag, with the president often being shouted over and other than promises that it wouldn’t happen again, no enforcing of the curfew if the rally remained peaceful, and the officers firing the tear gas would be disciplined. The mayor did state he would march with protestors that evening. He kept his promise and marched from City Hall to Lee Monument. After a few words he left to a chorus of mainly boos and cries for him to stay with the protestors.

The crowd at the rally was one of the largest so far.

Images from various sources.

Lean on Me – Protestors Refuse to Leave Monument for Curfew – 8:13P from r/rva

RVA from r/rva

Nothing but peace in RVA today from r/rva

RTD Story which includes images of the Monday’s rally, Tuesday’s meeting with Stoney, and Tuesday’s rally.

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NBC12 Reporting Two Police Officers and Suspect Shot on Semmes

At around 1:25 a.m., RPD officers were called to investigate a report of an armed person in the 800 block of Semmes Avenue. When they arrived, gunfire erupted.

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Two Richmond Police officers and a suspect are injured after a shooting on the city’s south side early Tuesday morning.

At around 1:25 a.m., RPD officers were called to investigate a report of an armed person in the 800 block of Semmes Avenue.

When they arrived, gunfire erupted.

The officers and suspect were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Sources said one officer was hit in the torso and has serious injuries, the other having non-life-threatening injuries. Sources said both are stable.

Two additional suspects were detained for questioning.

The Department’s Force Investigation Team will investigate the shooting and prepare a report for review by the RPD Chief of Police and submission to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

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