Posts Tagged ‘kenyan mcduffie’

D.C. Council Tables Permanent Cannabis Club Ban, Approves Task Force to Study Them

Legal-weed advocates largely saw the vote as a victory.

D.C. Council Committee Approves Language for Permanent Cannabis Club Ban

A Council vote this afternoon was a low for legal marijuana advocates.

Councilmember Questions Police Chief’s Justification for Body Camera Amendment

The provision allows officers to review body-camera footage before writing initial incident reports in most cases.

D.C. Councilmember Proposes Stricter Special Police Officer Regulations

The legislation would impact campus police, plus require more training for private security.

D.C. Council Approves Police Body-Camera Bill Paving Way for Thousands More on Streets

But a last-minute amendment is not sitting well with some.

District Receives $1 Million from DOJ to Implement Police Body Cameras

D.C. gets big bucks to buy more body cameras for police.

Mayor, Police Chief Rail Against Gun Violence

Bowser and Lanier addressed the spike in violent crime in the District, focusing on two incidents that occurred in July.

McDuffie Proposes Stricter Penalties Against ATVs and Dirt Bikes

Will D.C. put a stop to dangerous vehicles on city streets?

Correction Required: The D.C. Jail is Falling Apart. What Should Replace It?

A scathing report calls for the closure of the District’s two major correctional facilities. What's next?

After Banning the Box, D.C. Council Looks at Prohibiting Credit Checks During Hiring Process

The bill would allow employers to run a credit check on an applicant only after a conditional offer of employment is made.

Tommy Wells on D.C. Police Practices: “There Is a Deep Racism Here”

Residents say D.C. police discriminate against black residents.

Legislation Would Ban D.C. Schools From Using Race-Based Team Names or Mascots

A number of District schools have Native American-related mascots.

Chatter: McDuffie’s Wings

Last week’s Loose Lips column pegged Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie as a formidable potential future mayoral candidate—a nod that earned several hear-hears from readers, and a few side-eyes. “I like how a whopping two years with no ethics scandals or trouble constitutes a ‘sparkling ethical record.’ Standards are just so low for councilmembers,” commented Dave, [...]

District Line Daily: Summer Entertainment Guide

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It's hot, it's muggy, summer is near—and that means the 2014 Summer Entertainment Guide has arrived. [...]

Stronghold Residents Want to Make Sure Their Water Is Safe

In the last three weeks, every household in the Stronghold neighborhood received a flier at their homes with some startling allegations: The rate of pancreatic cancer in the area is suspiciously high, and some residents suspect that it could be tied to their water supply.
Laura Jackson, who has lived in the seven-square-block radius neighborhood that lies [...]