Myra Anderson

Mental health advocate Myra Anderson warns that the social service systems need reform too. PC: Eze Amos

Imperfect solution: Activists warn that existing social service systems can’t fix problems with policing

Since the violent arrest of an unhoused man on the Downtown Mall earlier this month, Defund Cville Police—along with numerous other activists and community members—have continued to call for the creation of a local mobile crisis unit, which would respond to emergency calls that the police are not equipped to handle. Lori Wood, director of […]

Protesters gather in downtown Charlottesville. PC: Eze Amos

Trauma, on top of trauma: Police violence takes increasing toll on black mental health

C-VILLE requested a statement on Katrina Turner’s allegations from the Charlottesville Police Department on Tuesday morning, and CPD responded with a statement from Chief RaShall Brackney shortly after C-VILLE went to press. The statement has been attached. When Myra Anderson saw the video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for […]