What is an 'unlawful assembly'?
For the second time in less than a fortnight, a Shenandoah Valley police force has disbanded a group of young people with force. In the first instance, in Harrisonburg, there was alcohol, fire, and literally thousands of people. In the more recent incident, however, in Staunton, the event was a candlelight vigil filled with grief over the inexplicable loss of a 14-year-old boy. (The 911 call that launched the Staunton intervention indicates that the caller had no idea–- as she honked her car horn at them–- that she had come upon grievers.)