Posts Tagged ‘Cops’

Of Cops and Cats

So yesterday's post on the kitten-petting riot cop in Oakland exploded in a way that I certainly didn't expect—we got links from sites like The Huffington Post, Boing Boing, Wonkette, The Daily What, Yahoo News, and countless tweets. But most importantly, the Post responded to the outpouring with an explanation from photo editor Carol McKaye for why [...]

The Blotter: Potomac Gardens Is The New Langston Terrace

D.C.'s Barksdale Crew?: A police source offers fresh details about the alleged Potomac Gardens drug ring that suffered a huge blow earlier this month.  Police ostensibly busted up the crew–connected to an alleged drug market in the public housing complex–when they made 15 arrests. A police source says cops had been working a case against the heroin-cocaine crew for several [...]

Triple Shooting Near Howard University

The Washington Post is reporting that a triple shooting occurred at around 7:40 p.m. tonight near Howard University.
"While they investigate, police have closed 8th Street NW between and V Street and Barry Place, near a Howard dormitory and the 9:30 club. Southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue are closed at Barry Place," says the Post." The [...]

Carter Called Shots During Binge of Violence

Yesterday, Nathaniel Simms, 26, pleaded guilty to participating in the mass shooting on South Capitol Street on March 30, which led to the death of four and the wounding of five. Plea documents reveal that Simms also had a hand in the death of Jordan Howe on March 21, albeit as a get-away driver.
Court documents related to Simms' [...]

Is Keeping AHOD Worth a $3M Budget Hit?

Yesterday, an arbitrator ruled that the D.C. police department's "All Hands on Deck" initiative violated the officers' contract and must be stopped. Chief Cathy L. Lanier promptly announced that the show must go on, indicating her intention to continue with AHOD weekends scheduled for November and December.
At this point, one cannot be surprised by the [...]

No More ‘All Hands on Deck’ for D.C. Cops, Ruling Says

The Metropolitan Police Department's "All Hands on Deck" initiative violates the terms of officers' labor contract and must be ended, an arbitrator has ruled.
"AHODs," three-day periods during which all sworn police officers are required to work eight-hour patrol shifts, have been a favorite tool of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Chief Cathy L. Lanier since [...]

What’s the Story With the Shot-Up Range Rover on Adams Mill Road?

If only this car could talk. Though it looks like somebody thought it could talk, which is why they shot it full of holes.
In any case, there's gotta be a story behind the black vehicle identified in its temporary tags as a 1998 Land Rover (VIN #391804) now sitting across the street from Pierce Park [...]

Plaxico Burress to Cop: “@&%# You,” Multiple Times

Late last week, the New York Giants released troubled wide receiver Plaxico Burress in what news accounts described as a very unexpected turn of events. The team, after all, had left the door open for Burress' return following a November incident in which his unregistered gun allegedly went off in a New York nightclub.
Perhaps [...]

Accident @ Mount Pleasant And Irving Streets NW

At 7:30 p.m. Mount Pleasant and Irving Streets NW opened up. But they were closed for some time following an accident between a UPS truck and a sedan. According to D.C. police on the scene, four cops were injured but they were going to be OK. The accident did not look good. There was yellow [...]

Houston Transit Cop: Twice a Hero!

Can we keep you, Eliot Swainson?
The guy, after all, has a knack for being in the right place at the right time in this town, Superman-style. First off, the Houston transit cop, on loan to the Metro transit police for the inauguration, saved a 68-year-old woman who fell onto the tracks by rolling her under [...]

Anti-War Activists Classified As Terrorists

The Washington Post reported today that Maryland State Police had classified 53 non-violent activists—anti-Iraq War and anti-death penalty demonstrators—as terrorists. State police had "entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday."
The news came out of a legislative hearing in which the state's [...]