Posts Tagged ‘Johnny Barnes’

Informer Was Outbid for Disputed Contract

The latest development in the saga of whether the Washington Informer was unfairly cut out of a city contract offers a look at how the city's newspapers compete for government ad buys.
This news comes from an affidavit filed by Joseph Giddis, the director of the city's Office of Contracts, in the Informer's contract appeal. The [...]

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 [...]