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Join us in Richmond, Virginia for a FOIA workshop and other community events in memory of the Community Justice Network's Lillie A. Estes

Join us in Richmond, Virginia for a FOIA workshop and other community events in memory of the Community Justice Network’s Lillie A. Estes

In the Richmond, Virginia area? Join MuckRock, the Community Justice Network, and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for a public records workshop, book reading, and other events to celebrate the life of Lillie A. Estes.

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Richmond, Virginia’s public housing agency holds comment period on plans it already approved, holds hearing to empty room

Richmond, Virginia’s public housing agency holds comment period on plans it already approved, holds hearing to empty room

Richmond, Virginia’s public housing agency is working to demolish public housing while excluding the public from any input in the process.

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Richmond, Virginia is awfully private about public housing

Richmond, Virginia is awfully private about public housing

Ever get the feeling that your local government agency is hoping you just go away?

That certainly seems to be the case with the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority in Virginia. Over the last six months, prying event basic information about plans to demolish its existing public housing in favor of an entirely voucher-based system has been an exercise in futility. By the time you get the document, you’re too late.

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Requester’s Voice: Richmond Transparency and Accountability Project

Requester’s Voice: Richmond Transparency and Accountability Project

The Virginia-based advocacy group Richmond Transparency and Accountability Project talks to Tom Nash about how they use public records to push for police oversight.

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Be Seeing You: Richmond, Virginia’s police are making it easier for neighbors to spy on each other

Be Seeing You: Richmond, Virginia’s police are making it easier for neighbors to spy on each other

The same day the Richmond Police Department in Virginia faced national scrutiny after an on-camera white officer threatened black middle schoolers that when they turn 18, “you’re mine,” the department announced a collaboration that will allow neighbors to turn the cameras on each other.

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