Representatives Rob Bell (R-58) and David Toscano (D-57) held a public discussion downtown on Wednesday evening, as Bob Gibson wrote in yesterday’s Daily Progress, and the wide-ranging talk proved pretty interesting. The format was basically that of town hall meeting, a function that isn’t held nearly enough. One interesting bit is that both legislators supported examining a change in law to prevent kids from being interviewed by police without an attorney present, if their parents request one, as happened to the kid recently acquitted in the smoke bombing plot. The event was put together by The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, and is part of a weekly series being held at the chalkboard; last Wednesday my mother spoke, and next Wednesday WINA host Coy Barefoot will be speaking.
Sean Tubbs was on the scene, and has the audio at Charlottesville Podcasting Network.