City Desk

The Needle: Cuffing Season

Publicity Shy: So much for Chief Cathy Lanier and her MPD sergeant boyfriend making a run for power-couple status. "He hates being in the press," Lanier tells Washingtonian. -2

Season's Greetings: Redskins tight end Niles Paul loves to tweet about the advent of "cuffing season." What's that, you ask? Paul explains its meaning to the Sports Bog:

“Cuffing season is basically the winter time where you get you a girl that you call your girlfriend, and that’s the one,” he explained to me. “That’s the main one, your one and only for the season.”

And now you know. +3

I Saw the Sign: The District already has cameras that catch drivers speeding and running red lights. Now MPD will start using cameras to catch drivers ignoring stop signs. -2

Ticket Break: And speaking of those speed cameras, D.C. police say they hardly ever send out tickets for drivers caught speeding less than ten miles under the speed limit. +1

Tuesday's Needle rating: 82 Today's score: +0 Today's Needle rating: 82

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