RICHMOND — Amid the nationwide tumult over recent instances of police officers using deadly force against unarmed people, Bay Area cities like Berkeley and Oakland have been rived by impassioned protests that have at times turned violent.

But a different kind of protest popped up in Richmond on Tuesday, and at the vanguard of the gathering calling for a reduction in police violence in communities of color was an unlikely participant: Richmond’s police chief.

With all the shit news coming out, a reprieve.

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VCU Students Protest Darren Wilson Grand Jury from Craig Zirpolo

Students at Virginia Commonwealth University protest a grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who shot and killed 18 year-old Michael Brown. The group started on Broad St., marched to The Compass and then to the Richmond Police Station on Franklin St.