Posts Tagged ‘assault’

Person Assaulted on Red Line Train During Monday Rush Hour

The person was transported to an area hospital with "non-life threatening injuries."

Metro Wants to Find This Pushy Driver

A Metrobus driver is in trouble for getting pushy—literally.
Video of a hulky driver shoving a not-so-hulky, maybe even scrawny, rider off a bus surfaced over the holiday weekend, and has WMATA hunting the offending employee. They weren't able to immediately identify the driver from the video, but Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel told NBC [...]

Metro Bad News Roundup: Service Cuts and Videotaped Fights Edition

The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.'s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service, [...]

Bicyclist Struck Purposely By Motorist in Bloomingdale

From the Bike Washington listserv via WashCycle blog:
I unfortunately had the awful experience of being hit by a car on my commute home this evening. The details are as follows: Around 5:50 PM I was riding along First St. NW with other commuters. We crossed over Florida Ave and a car came in behind me, [...]

The Snowball Assault Case Updated!

With the snow mostly melted,  all that's left is a court case. On Feb. 10, Maria Lewis was arrested for assaulting a D.C. cop with a snowball outside Wonderland. Lewis was eventually charged with a misdemeanor assault on Officer Lynn Pittmon.
The police filed their own narrative of events in D.C. Superior Court. It does not [...]

To Fight Or Not To Fight

Photo of Mount Pleasant by miamabanta.
Much has been written on this blog—and others—as to whether victims of muggings/thefts/assault should try to fight back against their assailants. This craigslist missed connection, for one, gives a pretty awesome account of fighting back:
to the perv who groped me on my way home – w4m – 30 (Mt. [...]