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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

From left, participants including Lucia McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, Rev. Al Sharpton, president of National Action Network, and Phyllis Giles, mother of Michael Giles, march to the Florida Capitol Monday, March 10, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. Participants were rallying against the state's "Stand Your Ground" laws. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)

Trayvon Martin's mom: 'We will no longer be ignored'

Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin, has penned an open letter to the mother of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was shot to death by a police officer during an altercation more than a week ago. Published August 19, 2014

**FILE** Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat (Associated Press)

Democrat plans police anti-militarization bill amid Ferguson violence

Rep. Hank Johnson plans to introduce legislation that would "end the free transfers" of military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, in the wake to the use of heightened police force in a St. Louis suburb rocked by the shooting death of an unarmed teen. Published August 14, 2014