Posts Tagged ‘fbi’

The FBI’s Video Had Chinatown Pose as Shanghai Because That Was Cheaper

Earlier this week, City Desk took a jab at a new FBI video that tries to pass off D.C.'s Chinatown as Shanghai. In a few of the shots, the movie didn't even seem to try to disguise that it was Chinatown: The Friendship Archway, the distinct diagonal crosswalk on 7th and H streets NW, and [...]

Chinatown Passes for Shanghai in the FBI’s Eyes

The Chinese names adorning restaurants in D.C.'s Chinatown look authentic enough to pass for Shanghai—at least in a new FBI video warning American students studying abroad about the dangers of getting caught up in espionage activities.
As National Journal first reported, the FBI doesn't seem to have the most Hollywood budget when it comes to film production. The [...]

FBI Releases Footage of Aaron Alexis With Gun in Halls of Navy Yard Building

The FBI released some pretty chilling footage today of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis running through the halls of the Navy building with his gun pointed.

FBI: Navy Yard Shooter Was Aaron Alexis, 34, of Texas

The man who allegedly killed 12 people at the Navy Yard this morning was a 34-year-old from Forth Worth, Texas, named Aaron Alexis, the FBI announced this afternoon. His picture is above. If you have information about him, you can contact law enforcement authorities at (202) 278-2000 or (800) CALL-FBI.
Image via FBI Washington Field Office

District Line Daily: Pigskins Curse

A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from Washington City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.
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Are the Pigskins—thanks to their more offensive official name—under a curse keeping them from a Super Bowl [...]

The Needle: Teflon Ten-Year-Old

Impunity: An Alexandria boy who brought a toy gun to school won't be charged with brandishing a weapon. +1
Standoff:  D.C. public safety unions say they'll skip a luncheon with Mayor Vince Gray to protest the treatment of three firefighters who stood behind President Barack Obama at an event. -2

District Line Daily: Pigskins by a Snout

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How about those Pigskins? The team narrowly beat the New York Giants last night, 17-16, which [...]

Fairfax Official Taunts D.C. Over Scandals

Looks like corralling Loudoun County into the Silver Line has gone to Fairfax County's head. Last week, Fairfax housing official Robert Schwaninger played the world's tiniest violin in the Post, touting his county's comparative lack of scandals:
Whereas other jurisdictions can brag about their shadow governments of wheelers and dealers, we’ve got a bunch of public-servant types [...]

The Beginner’s Guide to Harry Thomas Jr.

Federal prosecutors charged Ward 5 D.C. Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. today with theft and filing false tax returns.
For those of you just joining us: Allegations of misdeeds by a Thomas-run charity group called "Team Thomas"  have been floating around D.C. political circles for the better part of a year, prompting a legendary editorial crusade by [...]

Photos: Federal Agents Raid Harry Thomas Jr.’s House

2400 Block of 17th Street NE, December 2
Click for gallery.

From Loose Lips: FBI at Harry Thomas’ House

Via Loose Lips:
WTOP's Mark Segraves is reporting that the FBI is at Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.'s house, but at the moment has not been arrested.
LL is hearing all sorts of disparate info from his sources at the Wilson Building about what's currently happening. LL will be updating throughout the day as more facts become available.
Thomas [...]

People Selling Things On The Internet In D.C. Are Frauds

Okay, not all of you. Emily Babay points to an FBI report that shows internet transaction crime is up 31 percent in the District, 49 percent in Virginia, and 73 percent in Maryland.
But of particular interest is the list of states in which the most perpetrators reside: Though not a state, D.C. is at #5 [...]

Mayor Gray (Pretty Much) Tells ICE To Shove It

Following in the footsteps of previous District mayors, Vince Gray signed an executive order declaring that D.C. police won't collect or share information about the legal status of immigrant arrestees with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), reports the Post:
Under the new guidelines, which Gray signed while surrounded by Hispanic and African immigrants, D.C. police and corrections [...]

The Needle: Labor Day Edition

Oh, You're Still Here: Labor Day weekend would be a great time to get out of town—power's back on at the Delaware and Maryland beaches after Hurricane Irene, there's no work Monday, and the weather's getting humid again after a week of paradise. But travel is expected to fall by 2.3 percent this weekend, thanks [...]

The Needle: Walmart Doesn’t Kill People, People Kill People Edition

Always Low Prices On Guns: It turned out Walmart didn't need much of a hard sell to get D.C. government officials to welcome them to town; the only argument the city's really putting up so far is about whether they'll deign to give us four stores, or five, not about whether they'll do things like, [...]

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