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Princess Blanding the sister of Marcus-David Peters, a 24-year-old high school biology teacher who was fatally shot by a Richmond police officer while experiencing a mental health crisis, announced her candidacy for next year’s gubernatorial race. Earlier this month, Blanding denounced Governor Northam and lawmakers as they signed legislation named after Peters that requires a greater mental health component in future police responses.


Blanding, who running under the banner of the newly formed Liberation Party, says the bill didn’t go far enough