Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

The Consequences of Smoking Pot in D.C. Depend on Where You’re Standing

Unless Congress objects, in July the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 will take effect in D.C. But to say that pot will be decriminalized in the District would be an oversimplification. While possession will be reduced to a $25 civil fine, you still won’t be able to walk around with a lit joint. [...]

No New Leads in Violent Capitol Hill Robberies

D.C. police have no new leads in their investigation of a string of violent robberies on Capitol Hill, a Metropolitan Police Department commander told more than 100 residents during a meeting at the Hill Center.
In all three robberies, the victims were female and walking alone. Two of them occurred near the Eastern Market Metro station [...]

Body Found at Judiciary Square Metro Station

A body was found at the Judiciary Square Metro station behind a parapet wall today at around 2:45 p.m., according to Washington Metro Area Transit Authority spokesman Philip Stewart. 
The adult male is believed to be in his 30s and was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is currently being investigated.
The 4th Street NW entrance of [...]

Police: Logan Circle Is Still Among D.C.’s Safest Neighborhoods

Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier and Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans tried to reassure the 60-plus Logan Circle residents at Wednesday's ANC 2F meeting that the neighborhood was still one of the safest in the District, despite two recent shootings and a spate of robberies involving a stun gun.
Crime in the District, Lanier and Evans [...]

Shots Fired Near Capitol After Car Chase From White House

A car chase that began near the White House ended in a shooting near the Capitol this afternoon.
The car "attempted to pass a barricade in the vicinity of the White House," where uniformed Secret Service agents tried to stop it, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine says. Police chased the car to the corner of 1st [...]

Pizzoli’s Pizza Bandit Pleads Guilty

The viral star of a mugging caught on camera pleaded guilty Friday to charges relating to a bizarre armed robbery last May at Logan Circle's Pizzoli's Pizzeria.
James E. Wade, 30, will be sentenced in November and faces up to 30 years in prison for the armed robbery charge.
In May, Wade casually approached two men eating outside [...]

The Needle: Expensive Edition

We Need Some Money: Living modestly in the D.C. area requires $88,615 for the average family of four, according to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute. That makes this the second-most expensive region in the country, behind only New York (finally, a category where every Washingtonian is happy to cede the top spot [...]

Logan Circle Robbery Video Taken Off YouTube

The YouTube clip of a Logan Circle robbery that we've all been gawking at this week has been taken down. The Metropolitan Police Department had posted the security camera footage of two men being robbed while they dined al fresco at Pizzoli's Pizzeria on 12th Street NW on its YouTube channel, racking up more than 24,000 views and [...]

District Line Daily: Shooting in Adams Morgan

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A cab driver was shot and killed this morning in Adams Morgan, with the suspects shooting [...]

The Needle: Ambulance Shutdown

Broken Down: A D.C. ambulance carrying a man shot by police shut down yesterday, thanks to a device meant to keep the ambulance within environmental standards. -3
Touchdown: Pigskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his fiancee's thank-you notes to fans who bought gifts from their registry make the best of an awkward situation. +1

Before Armed March, Organizer Will Attend D.C. Toke-Up

Will activist Adam Kokesh stop getting arrested in time to get arrested at his July 4 armed march on D.C.? Despite getting arrested at a Philadelphia rally where protesters smoked marijuana earlier this month, Kokesh has started organizing another pro-pot event for June 8—and this time, it's in front of the White House.
Kokesh's Philadelphia arrest [...]

Adams Morgan Ad Slammed for Sexual Implications

A new ad promoting Adams Morgan has earned a surprising amount of scrutiny on the Internet. But the campaign—which shows a couple playing footsie under a table and reads "al fresco. al frisky. they're both on the menu in Adams Morgan"—is being criticized for several reasons.
The criticisms, in descending order of seriousness:

In a blog post [...]

District Line Daily: PCP Popular With Criminals

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PCP is showing up in the systems of arrested people in Washington more than in any [...]

District Line Daily: Crack Cocaine and Coconut Vodka in Pedestrian Death

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A 49-year-old woman is facing seven years in prison after pleading guilty to inadvertently killing a [...]

Organizer’s Arrest at Pot Rally Won’t Stop D.C. Gun March

Good news for the libertarian- or mischief-minded: The July 4 armed march on D.C. that has become a call for city-wide civil disobedience is still on. That's despite the arrest of march organizer Adam Kokesh in Philadelphia at a marijuana legalization rally over the weekend.
On his Facebook page, where the graphic at left appeared, Kokesh's [...]

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