Matt Blitz is a journalist based in Northern Virginia. He's reported for a number of regional outlets including DCist/WAMU, the Washington Post, ARLnow, FFXnow and Northern Virginia Magazine as well as national publications like Popular Mechanics and Smithsonian Magazine. He's a Fairfax County native and a Syracuse University graduate. You can often find him outdoors, spouting obscure baseball statistics and coming up with the best animal jokes.
Renewed efforts are underway by Democrats to halt arrests of individuals who are accused of assaulting a police officer if they are in the midst of a mental health crisis. A new bill filed last week by Del. Jeff Bourne, D-Richmond, would end the practice of arresting and prosecuting an individual for assaulting a law […]