Posts Tagged ‘Colbert King’

Colby King’s Modest Proposal

In Colby King's Saturday column, he came out in favor of a tax increase for the city's elite. But with one crucial caveat:
"Speaking personally, I'm good to go with more taxes if it will prevent unwarranted pain and suffering, particularly for fellow residents unable to help themselves and their children.
But the idea of [...]

Weekend In Review: Tommy Wells On Race And The Bag Tax

Today's "storm" is expected to be nothing more than a dusting for us snow vets. And yet that extra inch or two of snow will only make digging out my car that much more difficult. Yes, I have one of the few cars that are still completely buried in snow. I'm waiting for shovels to [...]

Weekend In Review

This weekend was all about crimes and Councilmember Jim Graham talking about crimes. There were shootings in Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, and Adams Morgan (that one involved D.C. Police), and a fatal shooting on 4th Street SE. Graham reported out the Mount Pleasant shooting for the listserv and bloggers everywhere. He's a better police spokesperson [...]

Fenty’s Proposed Layoffs Should Avoid DCPS

This morning, LL was all over Fenty's announced District gov job cuts. Our aggressive political scribe reported: "Of the remaining 776 employees the mayor is proposing to lay off, 250 are in DCPS—mostly teachers aides and support staff, Tangherlini says." This may not seem like scary news, but it is.
I know what your thinking: teachers [...]

We Feel You Colby

On Saturday, Colby King wrote another column addressing youth violence and the problems with DYRS. In his column, he spoke for journalists all over—but especially here in the District—about all those columns getting zero respect from the people that could actually fix the juvenile justice system. In other words, he's spilled a lot of ink [...]

Another D.C. Teen Murdered Last Week

At about 10:38 p.m., last Thursday, 7D police responded to a report of a shooting at the 4300 block of 4th Street SE. They found two male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims was dead at the scene. He was 15 years old Cinquan Tinker. Tinker lived on that block.
Colbert King, this [...]