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Judge to rule on whether Fairfax must release information in John Geer killing

A Fairfax County Circuit Court judge heard nearly two hours of argument Friday on whether he should order Fairfax County to release information to the family of John Geer in their civil lawsuit, but he did not issue a ruling. Instead, Judge Randy I. Bellows said he would write a ruling on the case later, […]

Grassley now seeks answers from Fairfax prosecutor on John Geer police slaying

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) is continuing his quest to break the silence surrounding the August 2013 Fairfax County police killing of John Geer in Springfield. After sending letters last month to the Fairfax police chief and the U.S. attorney in Alexandria, Grassley has now sent a letter to Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh, asking […]

Elves Deliver Shelter Puppies To The Luckiest Kids In The World

Three elves delivered a newly adopted puppy to four lucky kids last Friday. We love every single thing about this The elves came courtesy of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, in northern Virginia, which is -- for the first time -- offering...Show More Summary

FORMER PUBLIC DEFENDER: Lena Dunham and the damage done by false accusations. As a public defend…

FORMER PUBLIC DEFENDER: Lena Dunham and the damage done by false accusations. As a public defender in Fairfax County, I once watched the sentencing of an attractive, young defendant who had falsely accused her middle-aged, married neighbor of rape. The police believed her and investigated and arrested the alleged rapist. At the sentencing of the […]

New ‘Justice for John Geer’ group forms, Grassley staff seeks information

Troubled by the lack of information that has emerged  about the Fairfax County police killing of John Geer in August 2013, a group of citizens has launched a protest movement called “Justice for John Geer.” The group is unrelated to, and has not contacted, Geer’s family or their lawyers, but since it launched late last […]

Stephanie Elyse Moseley, 30

Stephanie Elyse Moseley, a 30-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Monday, Dec. 8, in the 300 block of Hauser Boulevard in Fairfax, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. About 7:30 a.m., officers responded to calls that shots had been fired and that a woman was screaming in an apartment. Show More Summary

John Geer case moves to Justice Dept. civil rights division, Fairfax County remains silent

As the silence and the delay mount surrounding the Fairfax County police shooting death of John Geer in August 2013, Geer’s family has always had one question: Why won’t anyone tell us what happened? Forget about charges and liability and grand juries. Just, Why? The Post has now learned that the case, handled by the […]

Feds say Fairfax County slowed federal investigation of John Geer police shooting

The Justice Department, attempting to explain why there has been no visible movement in the 15-month investigation into the Fairfax County police shooting death of John Geer, says in a newly released letter that Fairfax “withheld materials” from the probe and that there were “a number of challenges in investigating this case.” The letter also […]

Fairfax County police respond to Grassley in Geer shooting, reveal little

The Fairfax County Police Department on Monday sent a six-page letter to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) responding to the lawmaker’s five detailed questions about the August 2013 police killing of unarmed John Geer in Springfield. Below is the letter. Below that is the police department’s general order on guidelines for the release of public information. Fairfax […]

The Aging–and Unsustainable–Suburbs

A while ago, I noted this about Fairfax County, VA (boldface added): When I look back at the Northern Virginian county in which I grew up–and which, at that time and still today, is one of the wealthiest counties in … Continue readi...

Fairfax County hires former Mark McGwire lawyer in John Geer police shooting case

In response to an inquiry from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) about the August 2013 slaying of John B. Geer by Fairfax County police, the Fairfax Board of Supervisors has hired a Washington lawyer who previously counseled baseball slugger Mark McGwire to evade Congressional questions about steroid use. Fairfax police and prosecutors and federal prosecutors in […]

A shockingly close race in Virginia

Going into the 11 p.m. hour on Tuesday, the Virginia Senate race is still undecided, with 100 percent of Fairfax County counted and Sen. Mark Warner (R-Va.) up by a few thousand votes. If Ed Gillespie loses, the blame can go to independent libertarian Robert Sarvis who took 55,000 votes. But by any calculation it […]

Warrant for Jesse Matthew issued in 2005 rape case

2 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Matthew, suspected of abducting missing U.Va. student Hannah Graham, could soon be headed to Fairfax County to face charges in 9-year-old case

Annandale’s Caleb Hymans runs 5K world record time (for 9-year-olds)

At this point there can be little doubt that Fairfax County is home to two bona fide distance-running prodigies, and the latest star is nine-year-old Caleb Hymans of Annandale. Last month, on the runways of Dulles International Airport, Caleb practically sprinted through a five-kilometer run in 18 minutes and 47 seconds, breaking the world record […]

Fairfax supervisors seek movement in John Geer slaying, get no reply from feds

A 13th month has now come and gone in the remarkable saga of the Fairfax County police killing of unarmed citizen John Geer. Still no information has been released about how or why a Fairfax police officer gunned down Geer as he stood in the doorway of his Springfield home in August 2013, or why […]

Deny Much of VA and MD the Vote: A Longshot Legal Manuever For D.C. Statehood

No, I don’t think Fairfax and Montgomery Counties should lose Congressional representation. But the District’s lack of representation was predicated on the idea that D.C. would have an inherent conflict of interest, and so should not vote. Here’s where things … Continue reading ?

At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

For those who run the Fairfax County police and fire departments, and have endured years of leaky ceilings, bad ventilation and asbestos, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. County officials on Tuesday morning broke ground on a new $142 million public safety center, in the current Fairfax government center complex near […]

Jacob Sullum Explains How Cops Became Robbers

3 months agoNews : Reason

One afternoon in August 2012, Mandrel Stuart was driving with his girlfriend into Washington, D.C., when a Fairfax County cop pulled him over on Interstate 66, ostensibly because the windows of his SUV were too dark. Lacking the device...Show More Summary

‘Lockup’ off to solid start in portraying life in Fairfax County jail

The fruits of spending four months, day in and day out, in the Fairfax County jail were unveiled Saturday night when “Lockup: Fairfax” premiered on MSNBC. The show did a fine job capturing slices of life in a jail in one of America’s wealthiest counties, particularly in portraying the professionalism of the deputies here, but […]

Fairfax County jail stars in ‘Lockup’ on MSNBC starting Sunday

The reality show “Lockup,” focusing on inmates in county jails around the country, will broadcast six shows on the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center beginning Sunday night at 10 p.m. on MSNBC. The crew from production company 44 Blue spent four months in Fairfax City last fall, for a documentary-style program which gets very high […]

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