A former University of Virginia student and grandson of a Virginia governor who was charged in June with the rape and sodomy of another student appeared in court Thursday for a judge to decide if the case should advance to a higher court.Stephen Dalton Baril, 20, stood quietly next to his attorneys as Charlottesville Detective Regine Wright-Settle walked the court through the victim’s account.
Usually, the scales of justice are balanced on police investigations and prosecutorial strategy. But sometimes, citizens lead the charge.Citizen-sworn arrest warrants seem like a relic of the past, but in Virginia, anyone with enough evidence can seek charges against someone else.In the weeks and months after white supremacists stormed through downtown Charlottesville, leaving a trail of violence, city police have received dozens and dozens of reports.
A mother whose son was shot two years ago in his Charlottesville home is still seeking answers from the city.Robin Bryant sat outside City Hall on Thursday with a sign addressed to Mayor Mike Signer, pleading with him to order Charlottesville police Chief Al Thomas to allow the FBI to assist with the investigation into the death of Jason Lee “Jay” Shifflett, 31.“My son’s murder is not going to be put into a file cabinet,” said Bryant, who said she is frustrated with the lack of progress in...
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".