Posts Tagged ‘fbi’

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, [...]

Cocaine + Cell Phones = Caught?

You'd think that since David Simon's The Wire portrayed how instrumental police wiretaps are in taking down drug operations, the subterfuge—which can be employed after cops obtain a court order from a judge—would have worn itself out. But in the D.C. area, 29.5 kilos of cocaine authorities seized last week says [...]

The Needle: Snow Edition

Snow!: If you've had a certain 1992 single by a Canadian one-hit wonder stuck in your head all day, believe us when we say we feel your pain. (And if you haven't, click on that link to remedy that.) The first real snow of the season fell today, leaving about 1-2 inches around the region [...]

Columbia Heights Boxer KO’d by Jim Graham?

Keely Thompson, the director of Keely's District Youth and Boxing Center in Columbia Heights, has been arrested for pocketing money that belonged to at-risk kids. The former boxer allegedly stole $500,000 of grant money to have a good time.
A press release from the U.S. Attorney's office notes that the affidavit issued [...]

Cold Case Or Cold Shoulder? Family Wants Answers About Trinidad Police Shooting

The District neighborhood of Trinidad had so many murders in 2008 that D.C. police decided to set up checkpoints along its perimeter–roadblocks the U.S. Court of Appeals later deemed unconstitutional.
Yet, as Johnny Barnes of the American Civil Liberties Union points out, "the only homicide in Trinidad last year was at the hands of the police."
It's a year and one day [...]

Judge OKs Pork Loin, Horse Blood Tests in Robert Wone Case

Judge Lynn Leibovitz on Tuesday upheld the testimony of the government's star forensic witness in the trial of three Dupont Circle housemates accused of covering up the 2006 murder of attorney Robert Wone.
Defense attorneys last week challenged the credentials and methods of former FBI special agent and forensics expert Douglas Deedrick and argued his testimony should be [...]

Defense Contests Former O.J. Simpson Forensic Expert’s Qualifications in Robert Wone Trial

Former FBI forensic expert Douglas Deedrick–perhaps best known for his testimony about clothing and carpet fibers in the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson–took the stand Thursday as a key government witness in the case against three Dupont Circle housemates accused of covering up the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone.
But his testimony stalled out [...]

The Blotter: Two Flashers and a Fake FBI Agent

Cab Assault: A cab driver, 35, told Montgomery County police she was sexually assaulted on March 24 at approximately 1 a.m. According to her account, she picked up a fare at the Glenmont Shopping Center and drove him to a location in Langley Park. About an hour later, the same man flagged her down again, [...]

Graham Slams Feds At Community Meeting; Claims His Remarks Were ‘Off The Record’

Councilmember Jim Graham has generally kept quiet on the taxicab bribery case that has so far snared his right-hand-man Ted Loza. But at a recent Kalorama Citizens Association meeting, Graham apparently couldn't help himself. According to sources in attendance, he blasted federal law enforcement for busting Loza.
Recalls one source who was there: “[Graham] basically said [...]

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Morning all. Last night may have been National Night Out but [...]

Scam City! Grifters – and Consumer Protection – Are on the Rise, Officials Say

The economy might be in the dumps but it’s turning into a stellar year for consumer scams …  and government plans to combat them.
First, this just came in from one of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Yahoo groups: Beware of the telephone shysters posing as sales reps for the FBI. No, silly! Not the real Federal Bureau of [...]

ACLU Scolds Holder for Failing to End Racial Profiling

Racial profiling that became widespread during the Bush days is still with us, according a new report co-authored by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Despite U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s willingness to talk about race in America and his pledge to end racial profiling, his Department of Justice hasn’t done much to dismantle Bush-era guidelines [...]