City Desk

Our Morning Roundup: It’s Almost Community Garden Time

Here's a super uniformed rant: Since November, D.C. Police Department cops have shot and killed three people (including one on Sunday). You'd think the D.C. City Council would be enraged at these incidents and want to get to the bottom of these cases. Yesterday, At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson held an oversight hearing on the police department where he was free to question Chief Cathy Lanier and other department brass. Maybe Mendo—and junior crimefigher Jim Graham—got around to the police shootings. But for the hour I caught, I got nothing but intense bean counting, Grahamstanding (typical), and pats on the back (overtime pay is under control). Ugh. I need to watch the rest of the hearing! It appears that Mendo did ask some tough questions!

Who Murdered Robert Wone offers a scouting report on who murdered Robert Wone. The bloggers open with a plea: "It would be ideal to field a  deep squad of law jocks to give us a firmer grip on  the strategies and tactics we’re likely to see from both sides on game days.  Does multiple counts with multiple defendants mean a lot of scrambling, flags, and turnovers?   Free agents welcome."

And Now, Anacostia has a few photos of some facade renovations.

Life in Mount Vernon Square seeks suggestions for Operation Fix-It.

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space says regional transportation requires some regional participation.

DC Avenger surveys the urban gardening scene: "Living in the city mean gaining a lot — easy access to great restaurants, shopping, museums, etc — but it can also mean giving up a lot — square footage, easy parking, and backyard gardening. Fortunately for city dwellers with a green thumb, DC has a wide variety of community gardens spread out across the city."

Pop Cesspool says that this depression is built for Biz Markie.

Weird must-read: David Denby's sorta sweet late take on mumblecore.

Must Listen: Night Control's "Star 131" courtesy of Gorilla Vs. Bear. Our own Black Plastic Bag has more awesome leaks.

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