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'This Instrument Can Kill': Tasers Are Not as Harmless as Previously Thought

9 hours agoNews : Vice News

Natasha McKenna was being held at the Fairfax County jail in Virginia this past February for allegedly assaulting a police officer. She weighed just 130 pounds, had been diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 12, and was the mother of a young girl. Show More Summary

In D.C. area high school football, distinctive styles of play define the landscape

From the District to Anne Arundel County to Fairfax and everywhere in between, variations on offensive and defensive brands of football highlight the diversity of the game.

Actress Julianne Moore Lobbies to Scrub High School Name of Confederate General

Hollywood is getting involved with the renaming of a local high school in Fairfax County, Virginia, just outside Washington. Why? It’s because the name of the high school, J.E.B. Stuart, has only now started to offend people, despite opening its doors in 1959. Show More Summary

Julianne Moore Is Petitioning To Change The Name Of Her High School Honoring A Confederate General!

Julianne Moore is putting her foot down! Recently, the actress — along with friend and producer Bruce Cohen — created a petition to rename their alma mater — J.E.B. Stuart High School — in Fairfax County, VA. The school — founded in 1959 — was named after the Confederate general who fought to keep African Americans [...]

Union on officer charged in shooting: ‘We could all be Adam Torres’

A Fairfax County police union defended an officer charged in the shooting of an unarmed man.

Julianne Moore Seeks to Rid Her High School of Confederate Name

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

So maybe she didn't actually graduate from J.E.B. Stuart High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, but Moore attended it for several years.

Prosecutor: Feds probing death of inmate at Fairfax jail

Natasha McKenna died after being Tasered at the Fairfax County jail in February.

Virginia police officer charged with murder literally passes out when he's denied bail

Police officers HATE jail. Hate it. Hate it. Hate it. A police officer in Fairfax County, Virginia, since 2006, Adam Torres shot and killed a man who every witness, including other officers, said had his hands up in the air when Torres unloaded on him. Show More Summary

John Geer Killing: Officer Finally Indicted After Shooting Dad Of 2 In Doorway Of Own Home In 2013

John Geer, a 46-year-old dad of two, was shot dead by Fairfax County, Virginia, police officer Adam Torres on August 29, 2013, as Geer stood unarmed in the doorway of his own home — at one point even telling Torres and the other police...Show More Summary

Former Virginia Police Officer Charged With Murder For Shooting Unarmed Man

A former police officer in Virginia has been charged with second-degree murder for shooting an unarmed man in 2013, the Washington Post reports. Adam Torres, who until July 31 worked for the Fairfax County Police Department, turned himself in on Monday. Show More Summary

Virginia ex-cop charged with murder for killing compliant man standing in doorway of his home

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A former Virginia police officer was charged with second-degree murder on Monday for a 2013 on-duty shooting death of a man who had his hands raised, police said. Adam Torres, a onetime Fairfax County police officer, was charged after an indictment by a special grand jury for shooting John Geer,...

Former cop indicted in shooting death of unarmed Va. man

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Adam Torres, 32, turned himself in to his former employer, the Fairfax County Police Department, following the decision by a special grand jury, police said.

Police: 85-year-old woman dies after two-vehicle crash in Fairfax County

Authorities said a driver turned into the path of 85-year-old Nancy Schade’s car near Braddock Road.

Fairfax sheriff’s officer who oversees police training faces criminal probe

The lieutenant is being investigated for allegedly using the county’s police training academy for his business.

A pig and 3 cows corralled in D.C. area

Incidents in Virginia’s Loudoun and Fairfax counties are reminders that vestiges of rural life remain.

Fairfax County man accused in Huntington Park murder case

Residents found the body of a 42-year-old man earlier this month, police said.

Fairfax County launching program to reduce mentally ill population at jail

The move follows the high-profile case of a schizophrenic woman who died after deputies Tasered her.

Three Fairfax County teenagers killed on their way to Texas video game fest

All three graduated from Herndon High School in 2014. Two more teens in the same SUV were injured.

Maryan Stevens, dietitian and wife of Supreme Court justice, dies at 84

Maryan Stevens, a dietitian who was the wife of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, died Aug. 7 at a hospital in the Mount Vernon section of Fairfax County. She was 84.She had complications following hip surgery, her husband said in a statement released by the Supreme Court. Read full article >>

Tyler Drumheller, CIA officer who exposed U.S. reliance on discredited Iraq source ‘Curveball,’ dies at 63

Tyler S. Drumheller, a high-level CIA officer who publicly battled agency leaders over one of the most outlandish claims in the U.S. case for war with Iraq, died Aug. 2 at a hospital in Fairfax County. He was 63.Read full article >>

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