Posts Tagged ‘Peter Nickles’

The Needle: You Booze You Lose

Thievery Corporation: D.C.'s attorney general under Mayor Adrian Fenty, Peter Nickles, told NewsChannel 8 that Mayor Vince Gray stole the 2010 mayoral election and said it's a "tragedy for the city." -3
You Booze You Lose: D.C.'s BYOB restaurants are now allowed to charge as much as they want as a corkage fee as long as [...]

Today in D.C. History: Nickles Hand-Delivers Baseball Tickets to D.C. Council

On May 16, 2008, D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles personally delivered controversial baseball tickets to then-D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray, ending one of the more mind-boggling standoffs between councilmembers and the administration of then-Mayor Adrian Fenty. At least for that year.
At the center of the dispute were 19 tickets in Suite 61 at the taxpayer-funded [...]

Defending Pershing Park Cost D.C. Millions

On Sept. 27, 2002, the Metropolitan Police Department rounded up hundreds of citizens inside Pershing Park. They then arrested them and detained them. For those hours and hours in police custody, these citzens were hogtied. And as soon as the last person was released—the city dropped all charges against everyone in this case—everyone knew that [...]

City Blocked Liquor Board From Seeing MPD’s DC9 File

Before the Alcoholic Beverage Control board gave the go-ahead for DC9 to reopen, they tried to get a look at Ali Ahmed Mohammed's homicide investigation.The administrators subpoenaed information related to MPD's still open case, but Attorney General Peter Nickles ran interference by filing a motion to quash the request.
"The subpoena requests [...]

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 [...]

Pershing Park Case: Charles Ramsey Enters The Evidence Hall of Fame

Last week, it was announced that former Metropolitan Police Department Chief Charles Ramsey will be inducted into the inaugural class of George Mason University's Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame. George Mason's version of a policing Cooperstown hailed the former chief with a lengthy bio, concluding on its website:
"A nationally recognized innovator, educator and practitioner of [...]

DYRS Report: Another Peter Nickles Hatchet Job?

Updated 10:10 p.m.
Has Peter Nickles ever met a controversy he couldn't whitewash with one of his so-called investigative reports? From his fire-truck mini investigation to his assessment of the missing evidence in the Pershing Park case, Nickles has developed a reputation as a bulldog whose afraid to do much more than bark. Now comes WaPo's [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Waiving Fees Edition

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¿Dónde está Fenty?

NIMBY grill
Don't cover this!

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Loose Lips Daily: Bad Timing Edition

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Jim and Adrian on Park Road
Hizzoner doesn't own an iPod, or so he says
Mid-blink poster

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Loose Lips Daily: Investigation Station Edition

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New DYRS chief and fire investigators
D.C. unemployment drops—a little
Some people shouldn't own pets

Good morning sweet readers! LL is on high alert today; his mother-in-law is coming to [...]

New DYRS Chief Helped Ruin Fire Investigators’ Careers

Yesterday, Mayor Adrian Fenty fired DYRS' interim-director and replaced him with AG Peter Nickles' "top aide" Robert Hildum. In today's WaPo story, the controversial attorney general had high praise for his side kick:
"Nickles said that Hildum's experience as a prosecutor is an asset at a time when some critics have said that the agency's [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Nothing Juvenile About Justice Edition

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Elites win the dawn
Pizza delay
The real reason LeBron went to Miami

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Vincent Gray Begins Work on Controversial Fence

Our long municipal nightmare is over: D.C. Council Chairman and mayoral candidate Vincent Gray is removing part of a yard fence he installed without a permit, in order to bring the fence into compliance with all the relevant city ordinances and regulations.
"He started removing the fence last week," Gray campaign spokeswoman Traci Hughes tells City [...]

Loose Lips Daily: My Mayor is a Jewish Carpenter Edition

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Best Bond movie

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Loose Lips Daily: Meet the New Boss Edition

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Hello, sweet readers, and welcome to the first Loose Lips Daily of the Alan Suderman era. LL is eager to drag you along with him through the wonderful world [...]

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