Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

D.C. Government to Reach Teens With Anti-Pot Zombies

Don't smoke synthetic marijuana, kiddos: It'll turn you into a flesh-craving beast. That's the message of K2 Zombie DC, a new Department of Health ad campaign aimed at keeping young people off "fake" marijuana.
The campaign's material stress what a downer synthetic marijuana makes its users—proms are ruined repeatedly by toking dates, while above, a carefree [...]

Flower Thief Returns to Foil the New York Times

The return of spring also means the return of Washington's most refined criminal mastermind: the Upper Northwest flower thief. For years, the flower thief has terrorized the gardeners of Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, and Tenleytown, ripping off their flowers for resale. So far, though, the thief has evaded capture.
This being Washington, what to do with [...]

The Needle: Campaign Season

Door-Knocking: The at-large race has been over for a week, but mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser is already out campaigning. +1
Brainstorming: Can Greater Greater Washington come up with a better name for anti-bikeism than "anti-bikeism"? -1

The Needle: Toking Tourists

Air and Spaced Museum: At-large D.C. Council candidate Paul Zukerberg says some of the District's marijuana arrests are caused by pot-packing tourists who, scared that museum security officers will find their pot, instead clumsily attempt to put their stash in a bush. "When you retrieve your bag (which has already been searched) it's off [...]

Don’t Take David Gregory’s Parking Spot, or Else

Meet the Press host David Gregory isn't too pleased that the annual D.C. Design House is in his Foxhall neighborhood this year. The Design House attracts people, some of whom come in cars—cars that are parked in front of David Gregory's house!
The Post reports that an incensed Gregory made a scene in front of the [...]

Secret Service: White House Threatener Was Angry About Regulations

A new affidavit from a Secret Service agent reveals the motivations of the man whose alleged bomb threat and suspicious vehicle closed roads around the White House this morning.
Krzysztof Wasik was charged with threatening and conveying false information regarding the use of an explosive today, after he allegedly approached a Secret Service agent and said [...]

Jail Inmate Pepper-Sprayed Over Fake Eyelashes, Lawsuit Claims

Fake hair and eyelashes can be great beauty tools outside the D.C. Jail. Inside, not so much. Failing to take them off inside the big house can have dire consequences, according to a lawsuit filed against the District by one former inmate.
On Oct. 1, 2011, inmate Tameka Fleming was being processed through the D.C. Jail [...]

Metro Police Investigating “N” Word Fight, No Charges Yet

Video of the Green Line fight precipitated by a white passenger using the "n" word is sweeping the local Internet. Now news breaks, via Metro statement, that the transit agency is investigating the altercation.
The racial slur-dropping passenger is a 62-year-old from Brandywine, Md., according to the Metro statement. According to Metro, the fight occurred just [...]

Video: White Guy Beaten on Metro After Saying N-Word

A white passenger on Metro's Green Line purportedly dropped the n-word recently to terrible results, according to a new YouTube video posted on the Unsuck D.C. Metro Facebook page.
For his part, the agitated white passenger claims in the footage that another passenger called him a "faggot." But the white passenger's racial slur escalated the situation, [...]

Former Uber Driver Won’t Be Charged With Rape

The Uber-driver alleged rape story—which featured accusatory listserv emails, surveillance camera footage, and the arrest and abrupt release of the driver without charges last month—is over. The Post reports that prosecutors have decided not to pursue charges against the driver.
The decision not to file changes came after discrepancies were discovered between statements from the woman and [...]

Stadium Club: No Sextortion Here!

Trendy Washington strip club Stadium Club has made its name by attracting women customers, but a March lawsuit from a former dancer at the club alleges that the club's female employees aren't treated as well.
Talayna Clements, who previously sued the club over alleged violations of fair wage law, is back in court with a new [...]

Steamed Suburbanites Bring Road Rage to D.C.

Will Washington's streets become a battleground for suburbanites with anger management issues? Consider the Silver Spring woman and Alexandria man who are in legal trouble after allegedly brandishing a knife and gun at each other, the Washington Post reports.
The fight the Post describes as "a dramatic dance of mutual road rage" started Saturday night on the [...]

Nationals Park Beers Some of Baseball’s Most Expensive

Drinking at Nationals Park is a good way to avoid actually watching baseball. But that blessed escape will still be pricey this year, with CNN Money declaring that beer prices at Nationals Park are some of the highest in the league. D.C. Sports Bog compares that to the original prices at the stadium:
As you can [...]

In D.C. Jail, “Wizard of Oz” Isn’t Just a Movie

Remember D.C. Jail guard Jonathan Womble, busted in February after a drug-sniffing dog allegedly found pot in his locker? It always looked like the drugs were being smuggled in to inmates, but prosecutors confirmed that suspicion last week when they charged Greenbelt resident Joel Tillery with helping Womble get the drugs, the Examiner reports.
According to [...]

District Line Daily: Busted

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The Springfield groper has struck again, this time in Fairfax County's Kingstowne neighborhood. But new details [...]

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