Alexandria, Virginia, in many ways, typifies the best features of Washington, D.C.’s inner-ring suburbs. The city of 150,000 is cultured yet quaint, and unlike Washington isn’t filled to the brim with narcissistic psychopaths.
Despite that and concessions made by the Alexandria Police following the George Floyd video, the liberals running Alexandria aren’t satisfied and have now established a “Community Police Review Board.”
Townhall’s Marina Medvin explains:
For reference, the City of Alexandria is not otherwise entangled in the “racist policing” narrative. In fact, they were praised just days ago by Democrats for their reserved approach to a Black active shooter, who Alexandria officers were able to tactfully arrest without returning fire. Delegate Mark Levine described the scene in a public Facebook post (which he has since deleted, but not to worry, we have a screenshot): “[A] mentally disturbed woman shot at police, at her neighbors, through the walls of her apartment, and out the window. The Alexandria Police Department showed tremendous restraint. They did NOT shoot back.” Levine described Alexandria Police actions as “a perfect example” of “quality, competent, professional policing.” He declared that he was “proud to live in a city so well served by police.” Other local Democrats shared the post. It’s now gone. Maybe because it argues against the need for a “Community Police Review Board.”
Alexandria’s atrociously leftist City Council signed a mind-bogglingly racist BLM poster as their resolution to enact the “Community Police Review Board.” The purpose of this review board is for citizens to have independent authority to review and investigate police misconduct; to make prosecution decisions. Mind you, Virginia already has prosecutors and grand juries to decide on such matters, and Alexandria already utilizes a Human Rights Commission.
Politically polarizing proclamations include:
“use of force by law enforcement to suppress the protestors’ right to assemble peaceably” – a leftist distortion that purposefully conflates the use of force to disband criminals and looters with regular protestors