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Tom Jackman

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Pot arrests declining nationally as states look to decriminalize or legalize, but Va. defies trend.

  • Nov 26, 2015

Adam D. Torres had been scheduled to stand trial on Dec. 14 in the 2013 slaying.

  • Nov 24, 2015

Both prosecution and defense had opposed any cameras in court for murder trial of Adam D. Torres.

  • Nov 23, 2015

Prosecutors opposed change of venue; judge ruled Adam Torres can’t appeal bond decision to same court.

  • Nov 20, 2015

Monty Saito is the third inmate to die in the Fairfax Adult Detention Center this year.

  • Nov 20, 2015

The lawyer had said taking explicit photos of a teenage defendant was “crazy.”

  • Nov 19, 2015

Adam Torres’ lawyer argued that media coverage has prejudiced jurors and sought his client’s release on bond before the December trial.

  • Nov 13, 2015

The Bull Run Warrior Retreat offers activities, or solitude, for veterans and their families.

  • Nov 10, 2015

Nationally, lawyers are required to discuss consequences of conviction, but many immigrants have no lawyer.

  • Nov 8, 2015

A muted injection process, watched by two dozen hushed witnesses and officials, marks the end of a violent two-year rampage.

  • Oct 2, 2015
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Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998. In 2011 he launched The State of NoVa blog, a state strictly defined as the boundaries of four counties and one city: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Alexandria. It's a state of 2.2 million diverse and dazzling people, in every setting from the densely packed apartment complexes of Alexandria to the great wide open of western Loudoun. It's not like DC, it's not like Maryland, and it sure ain't like the rest of Virginia. Tom works out of The Post's Fairfax bureau and welcomes all story ideas and suggestions at Do it now, while you're thinking about it.

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