Posts Tagged ‘D.C. Metropolitan Police Department’

At Starburst Plaza, a Community Tries to Combat Synthetic Drug Use

Starburst Plaza, a public space at the intersection of four major streets in Northeast D.C., has become a hub for synthetic drugs.

Photos: Occupy Alfalfa Club

Slideshow NSFW. Around 16th and K St. NW.  Jan. 28th.  © 2012 Matt Dunn

Freedom! Runaway Horse Dashed Through Capitol Hill

The 4th of July is a day to celebrate independence, America and, above all else, freedom. This year, apparently horses got into the act, too.
A runaway steed galloped through Capitol Hill on Sunday, riding as if Paul Revere was aboard warning that the British were coming. The horse ran through the intersection at 16th [...]

D.C.’s Troubled Go-Go Scene Continues to Attract the Cops

A fierce Friday night in the District produced two shootings and six victims, two of which have died. The Washington Post reports:
"One victim was a 16-year-old District youth and the other was a 36-year-old Clinton man. The shootings occurred within an hour and 10 minutes, one in the 5900 block of Georgia Avenue in the [...]

The Blotter: They Don’t Call It A ‘Hack’ License for Nothing

You Just Lost Your Tip, Buddy: A cab driver reportedly pulled a knife on a rider after refusing to give change for a $20. On June 12,  at about 1:15 a.m, a man tried to pay for his cab ride to a spot on the 1900 block of 17th Street NW with a $20 bill. The cabbie refused to make change. [...]

Fenty, Transparency, Scrutiny: The Political Fallout of FOIA Reform

Roy Morris describes his struggles in getting D.C. government agencies to comply with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests as "Kafkaesque."
"They use these exceptions to deny anything," Morris told D.C. Councilmembers at a hearing this week on open government and transparency at the Wilson Building . “I don’t want to pick on the attorney general," Morris added. To which, [...]

Screaming in Sursum Corda No Cause for Warrantless Searches, Court Rules

The D.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned the juvenile adjudication of a teenager arrested for disorderly conduct and drug possession in 2005 after a police officer took his money and he began yelling for help.
Officer Robert Elliott was patrolling the Sursum Corda neighborhood, described in court papers as "a densely populated residential area known to [...]

Phil Mendelson Gets An Earful at Ward 8 Public Safety Forum

The crowd outside Covenant Baptist Church in Congress Heights last night seemed none too friendly toward Councilmember Phil Mendelson, organizer of the evening's community meeting on public safety.
Clark Ray, who is challenging Mendelson for his at-large council seat, and his campaign team greeted all of the meeting's attendees with a targeted flier: "Another election year meeting in Ward [...]

The Blotter: Cops Seek Serial Cabbie Mugger

City Desk provides weekly updates on crimes throughout the District.
Pronounced Dead: The number of homicides in D.C. in 2009 may have been the lowest since 1966, but the last days of the year proved deadly. On Dec. 30, Tavon Michael Borum, of the 1200 block of Brentwood Road NE, was fatally shot in a [...]

The Friday Limerick Review

With home rule the end of the line
As Fenty gets ready to sign
With Congress encumbered
And medd'ling days numbered
Here's hoping the bill will be fine
From this to her weapon collection
Lanier had a week of deflection:
Don't focus on Jones
Just think of the stones
It took to fit in, sans protection
These plans for a structure inflatable
Could raise a concern [...]

The Blotter: Three Lady Crooks and Two More Escaped Pit Bulls

City Desk now provides weekly updates on crimes throughout the District.
Brightwood Bandits: Two suspects could be responsible for 11 muggings this month. The duo, operating at night in the areas of Brightwood and Manor Park in Northwest, use "physical force" to rob their victims, police say. "They are normally driving a vehicle, but it changes," [...]