INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND IN VIRGINIA MARRED WITH VIOLENCE

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INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND IN VIRGINIA MARRED WITH VIOLENCE


After the violence that erupted over the weekend, crime experts are predicting a “long, dangerous summer” across Virginia.  

Totals from the violent weekend: 

  • Richmond: three shootings; three dead, two hurt. 
  • Chesterfield: three shootings; two dead, one hurt. 
  • Hopewell: one shooting; one dead. 
  • Henrico: three shootings; three dead, two hurt. 

Virginians are concerned as police across the Commonwealth are searching for answers. When given the chance to discuss Virginia’s crime problem, Terry McAuliffe snubbed the Virginia Police Benevolent Association, which represents thousands of Commonwealth police officers. That’s not the first time that Terry McAuliffe has turned his back on police officers; McAuliffe touts that he “redirected” $750,000 in federal funds that would have gone to equipment or training and the cornerstone of his public safety platform is ending qualified immunity, which places police officers in a position to be personally bankrupted for decisions they make while on duty. 

Terry McAuliffe is no stranger to rising crime; he oversaw a 43% increase in Virginia’s murder rate when he was Governor, and now the murder rate in Virginia is the highest in 20 years.  

Terry McAuliffe’s record on crime is clear. He is more concerned with letting violent criminals back on our streets and Defunding the Police through his support of eliminating qualified immunity that allows police officers to be personally bankrupted. 

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