Posts Tagged ‘deonte rawlings’

D.C.’s Trayvon Martin

There has been a bit of talk about Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman and his ties to the area—he grew up in Manassas, and the Post even has a profile of him in today's paper. But while 17-year-old Trayvon—who was unarmed when Zimmerman shot him—never lived nearby, D.C. has had its share of similar cases. [...]

The DeOnte Rawlings Files Revisited

Last week saw a settlement in the case of the 2007 shooting of 14-year-old DeOnte Rawlings. Rawlings was being chased by two off-duty cops, after having allegedly stolen the minibike of one. The officers claimed the teenager had a gun (though no ballistic evidence or gun was ever found). And while the officers were cleared by [...]

Our Morning Roundup: D.C. Was Cool In The ’70s

I was born in 1973. According to last night's hour-long WETA documentary, Washington in the '70s, I missed a golden time that included the birth of home rule and go-go, Petey Greene, and Marion Barry before he sold out. Even more remarkable, the documentary showed that there was a time when the District's own residents [...]

Read: Affidavit On George Rawlings’ Murder

WaPo has the scoop on what lead to an arrest in the George Rawlings murder. Jeffrey Britt, a 17-year-old with no fixed address, has been arrested and charged in the case.
D.C. Police detectives worked quickly to solve the murder which took place last Wednesday as Rawlings was trying to board a Metro bus along H [...]

Pershing Park Case: Council Hearings Unlikely

In late July, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan called for an investigation into the discovery abuses in the Pershing Park case. Sullivan suggested that the D.C. Council should get to the bottom of how evidence went missing or got botched.
Councilmember Mary Cheh called for AG Peter Nickles to resign. Councilmember Phil Mendelson, who heads [...]

The DeOnte Rawlings Files Part 7: The Concerned Witness

Maybe you are sick of hearing about the DeOnte Rawlings case. The 14-year-old was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on September 17, 2007. That's a long time ago. By now, the off-duty cops have been cleared by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the D.C. Police Department. Law enforcement contends that Rawlings had [...]

The DeOnte Rawlings Files Part 6: Haskel’s Neighbors Do The Right Thing

Maybe you are sick of hearing about the DeOnte Rawlings case. The 14-year-old was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on September 17, 2007. That's a long time ago. By now, the off-duty cops have been cleared by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the D.C. Police Department. Law enforcement contends that Rawlings had [...]

The DeOnte Rawlings Files Part 5: Crowd Control

Maybe you are sick of hearing about the DeOnte Rawlings case. The 14-year-old was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on September 17, 2007. That's a long time ago. By now, the off-duty cops have been cleared by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the D.C. Police Department. Law enforcement contends that Rawlings had [...]

The DeOnte Rawlings Files Part 4: After The Shooting, A Mini Bike Is Found

Maybe you are sick of hearing about the DeOnte Rawlings case. The 14-year-old was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on September 17, 2007. That's a long time ago. By now, the off-duty cops have been cleared by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the D.C. Police Department. Law enforcement contends that Rawlings had [...]

The DeOnte Rawlings Files Part 3: Were The Officers Punished By The Department?

Maybe you are sick of hearing about the DeOnte Rawlings case. The 14-year-old was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on September 17, 2007. That's a long time ago. By now, the off-duty cops have been cleared by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the D.C. Police Department. Law enforcement contends that Rawlings had [...]

The DeOnte Rawlings Files Part II: D.C. Police Official Cleared Cops The Day After The Shooting

Maybe you are sick of hearing about the DeOnte Rawlings case. The 14-year-old was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on September 17, 2007. That's a long time ago. By now, the off-duty cops have been cleared by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the D.C. Police Department. Law enforcement contends that Rawlings had [...]

The DeOnte Rawlings Files: Part One

Maybe you are sick of hearing about the DeOnte Rawlings case. The 14-year-old was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer on September 17, 2007. That's a long time ago. By now, the off-duty cops have been cleared by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the D.C. Police Department. Law enforcement contends that Rawlings had [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Communism in Cleveland Park Edition

First up: Fresh stuff right here on this very Web site. Jason Cherkis has the cops, in their own words, explaining themselves for the DeOnte Rawlings shooting. Of special note: why they not only left the boy bleeding from the back of the head, but why they never even checked to see if he's still alive. Stunning.
Tim Carman's [...]

D.C. Police Continue To Stonewall Mendo On Rawlings Case

I'm pretty sure that this blog post's headline could be written every single day for weeks, maybe months. I wrote essentially the same headline for a blog post dated March 16 on the subject of DeOnte Rawlings. And another post a few weeks ago mentioning the issue. Back in early March, D.C. Police Chief Cathy [...]

Nickles on WTOP: I Will Hunt Down Leaker

This morning, Attorney General Peter J. Nickles appeared on WTOP's Politics Program with Mark Plotkin to discuss a variety of matters.
Mark Segraves, who also questioned Nickles, already posted an item about Nickles' strong statements on Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry. Asked if not paying your taxes should disqualify a person from public office, Nickles said [...]

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