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Arlington NAACP to Arlington County Board: Hands Off Black Owned Home

Black Virginia News - May 29, 2024

The Battle for 1802 Columbia Pike. An effort to take down a home owned by a Black family in Arlington is in the news after the five member, and currently all-white, Arlington County Board moved in the direction of taking down the home using eminent domain. A petition drive has been started against that action. The 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom brick house built in 1929 is 1,750 square feet.

Arlington NAACP mulls legal steps over concerns about county jail

GazetteLeader - May 29, 2024

Arlington’s NAACP branch is upping in the ante in its efforts to gather more information about inmate deaths at the Arlington County Detention Facility. Members of the civil-rights group voted May 20 to hire an attorney to provide advice and take court action, if necessary, to force the Sheriff’s Office and county government to provide more information about the deaths. “There is no fight that we will not stray from in the pursuit of justice,” Arlington NAACP chair Michael Hemminger said at the meeting.

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