Demand all charges against protesters be dropped.
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People are in the streets demanding accountability in policing and an end to systemic, anti-Black racism, and night after night, police are escalating violence against them. Without provocation, police have called "unlawful assemblies" and rounded up marchers for mass arrests.
Richmond's prosecutor, Colette McEachin, has the power to drop all charges against protesters. If an "unlawful assembly" is called by police without merit, she has the power to refuse to prosecute anyone who resists that call and is arrested. She has the power to respond to the family of Marcus-David Peters who was killed by police two years ago, by reviewing the case and appointing a special prosecutor for an independent investigation.
It's time for McEachin to show up, lead, and do the right thing, right now. Demand she drop all charges against protesters, set standards for police in calling an unlawful assembly, and make sure Marcus-David Peters' case gets an independent investigation.
Richmond City Commonwealth's Attorney Colette McEachin