Government & Courts

Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte, the representative from Roanoke, has the floor

For those who have assiduously followed this column (yes, both of you), the name Bob Goodlatte may not immediately ring a bell. The reason for this is simple: as a consummate back-bencher and milquetoast anti-immigrant conservative, Virginia’s 6th district U.S. House representative is about as boring as they come. (Seriously—most stories on the guy lead […]

Dr. Rick Turner, president of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Chapter of the NAACP, addresses the crowd at last week’s rally in remembrance of Trayvon Martin. Photo: Annalee Grant

Hundreds gather to remember Trayvon Martin

The cry rang up and down Charlottesville’s rainy Downtown Mall last Wednesday evening, a call-and-answer chant heard at rallies across the country in the weeks since George Zimmerman was acquitted of murder in the February 2012 shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. “I am!” “Trayvon Martin!” But Eden Zekarias, the UVA third-year who […]