Opening Statements - Candidates for Richmond commonwealth’s attorney make their cases
Two Democrats will compete to be the city’s next commonwealth’s attorney in this month’s primary election, with no expected Republican challengers come fall. Colette McEachin, the incumbent, [...]
Veteran, challenger talk reform in Democratic primary for commonwealth’s attorney
Criminal justice reform is the common theme of the two Democrats competing to be Richmond’s chief prosecutor, or commonwealth’s attorney [...]
Richmond Free Press
Will the progressive prosecutor movement come to Richmond?
When a group of prosecutors representing some of Virginia’s biggest localities banded together to pursue criminal justice reform initiatives last year, one large, heavily Democratic city was conspicuously absent. [...]
Audio Interview: Tom Barbour, candidate for Richmond City Commonwealth Attorney
Tom Barbour Jr. is a Democrat running for the commonwealth attorney position in Richmond. Barbour previously served in the military in Iraq and as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney under Mike Herring [...]
MUNICIPAL MANIA Episode 124 - "Barbour/McEachin DEM RVA CA Race"
We speak with Richmond's Democratic Candidates for Commonwealth's attorney Tom Barbour and incumbent Colette McEachin ahead of the June 8 primary. [...]
RVA Dirt Podcast
RVA Justice Hub brings an innovative, social services approach to public safety
During his time in the United States Marine Corps., Tom Barbour experienced many things. But one in particular was the catalyst for his decision to bring innovation to Richmond's criminal justice system. [...]
How will Chauvin verdict affect policing in Richmond Region?
The nation watched as Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck, and then held its breath as the jury’s verdicts were announced: The white former police officer was guilty of all three charges he faced in the death of the Black man from Minneapolis. [...]
Commonwealth's Attorney Candidates Clash over Incarceration, Protests
RICHMOND – Tom Barbour and Collette McEachin have completely different visions of what Richmond’s Commonwealth’s Attorney should do.
At a candidate forum hosted by the Richmond Crusade for Voters, a civic organization with its roots in fighting against segregation and voter suppression [...]
A New Approach to Ending Mass Incarceration
Virginia spends over a billion tax dollars each year to lock-up more than 37,000 people in the criminal justice system.
In Richmond, a team of young volunteers set out to change that situation by addressing the social needs of people charged with crimes. [...]
WVTF Virginia Public Radio
Candidates Question What Richmond Needs in a Commonwealth’s Attorney
What do Richmond residents need in a Commonwealth’s Attorney? What should his or her focus be? Incumbent Colette McEachin and challenger Tom Barbour raised those issues during a candidate forum this week at the University of Richmond’s School of Law. [...]
Race for Richmond commonwealth's attorney pits incumbent against political newcomer
Richmonders won't have to wait until November to decide who will be the city's top prosecutor for the next four years because the presumptive winner will be determined by the Democratic primary on June 8. [...]
Candidates for Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney presented their platforms during a digital forum Tuesday, hosted by the University of Richmond School of Law. Tom Barbour, a criminal defense attorney, is moving to unseat Commonwealth's Attorney Colette McEachin in a June primary. He calls himself a progressive reformer who wants to focus on adopting a community-driven, social-services model. [...]
Tom Barbour's Ask Me Anything (AMA)
The United States currently imprisons over 2.3 million people, the result of which is that this country is currently home to about 25% of the world’s incarcerated people while comprising less than 5% of its population. [...]
Tom Barbour is running to be Richmond’s next Commonwealth’s Attorney
Attorney Thomas P. Barbour, Jr. is gamely entertaining a hypothetical scenario in which he is Richmond’s Commonwealth’s Attorney and protesters are holding a demonstration outside of his Church Hill home. “I’m going to go out there and talk with folks, or at least listen to them. I think that people deserve to be heard, even if they show up at your house.”
Interview with Tom Barbour
Host Don Harrison speaks with Tom Barbour, the founder and executive director of the Virginia Holistic Justice Initiative, which seeks to end incarceration for non-violent offenders. Barbour, a former prosecutor, is also throwing his hat in the ring to become Richmond's next commonwealth's attorney.
Open Source RVA / WRIR 97.3 fm
Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40
Why do people break the law? Understanding why someone commits a crime isn’t about dividing people into groups of good vs. evil, says Tom Barbour, a Marine veteran and former assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Richmond. [...]