Posts Tagged ‘prostitution’

Dear Johns: Jack Evans’ Old, New Plan to Curb Prostitution

Jack Evans wants police to seize vehicles of suspected "johns," but is that the best way to deter prostitution?

D.C. Cops Investigate Five Robberies Involving Transgender Women on Eastern Avenue

Police are investigating six robberies along the Eastern Avenue corridor and side streets in Ward 7 in which five of the victims are transgender women, many of them sex workers on that street, which is known as a destination for prostitution. The robberies occurred between June 10 and June 18 between 2 and 6 a.m.
Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier posted [...]

Guide Offers Tips for Sex in D.C. Cars, Other Crimes

Washington nonprofit Empower D.C. is under fire for linking to a guide that offers tips on how to commit various small crimes around the District, the Washington Times reports.
Empower D.C. didn't even produce the Hey Grrl! guide (PDF), which was made by D.C.'s Different Avenues group. But because Empower D.C.'s blog linked to it, a [...]

Football Prostitute Scandal Roils Catholic DeMatha

Some players on DeMatha Catholic High School's powerhouse football team  aren't letting not being starters slow them down. The Washington Post reports that five players who aren't on the team's starting lineup have been disciplined after allegedly sneaking prostitutes into their room after a game in North Carolina last Friday.
According to the Post, the students [...]

What MPD’s Condom Practice Means for the Transgender Community

Transgender individuals don’t have it easy in the District: The last time the District government studied the population, in 2000, it had a 42 percent unemployment rate, and 47 percent of the community didn't have health insurance.  To make ends meet, many end up in sex work as a last resort, transgender activist Jeri Hughes says—16 [...]

The Needle: Wind Me Up, Congress Edition

Wind Me Up, Congress: If Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has her way, Aug. 22 will be known as Chuck Brown Day nationwide. The District's non-voting delegate to the House introduced a bill to recognize the Godfather of Go-Go on his birthday. Of course, with the partisan nature of Congress these days, even symbolic bills don't [...]

D.C. Cops Targeting

The Metropolitan Police Department seems big on traps of late. Saturday, in a sting that targeted websites that advertise prostitutes, MPD arrested at least two women: Kiara Smith and Vickie Chan, both 21. Court records say Smith was arrested at the Embassy Suites Hotel on 10th Street NW. Chan was arrested at a Holiday [...]

Adams Mill Bar and Grill Declared a Prostitution Free Zone?

As far as we know, there's no brothel around the corner from Washington City Paper's offices.
But there is a curious sign in the window of a now-closed Adams Morgan bar. "Warning: This area has been declared a prostitution free zone by order of the chief of police," reads the sign, at the [...]

The Needle: Petworth is for Professionals Edition

Don't Blame the Reporters!: The Washington Post Company may face a credit ratings downgrade from Moody's. But for once, it's not being blamed on writers, photographers, statisticians or any of the other journalistic types Wall Street usually picks on. Instead, it seems, proposed changes in student loan guidelines could hurt business at Kaplan, the profitable education [...]

The Blotter: They Don’t Call It A ‘Hack’ License for Nothing

You Just Lost Your Tip, Buddy: A cab driver reportedly pulled a knife on a rider after refusing to give change for a $20. On June 12,  at about 1:15 a.m, a man tried to pay for his cab ride to a spot on the 1900 block of 17th Street NW with a $20 bill. The cabbie refused to make change. [...]

Cruise Prostitutes, Get a Letter

If you happen to like cruising down Parker Street NE looking for hookers, here's a warning: The D.C. police department could end up sending you an embarrassing letter.
Some time ago, ANC Commissioner Tony Richardson complained to the mayor's office that Parker Street, which is amid the H Street NE corridor, was being overrun by prostitutes. [...]

Kwame Brown: Hit John Ensign Where It Hurts

Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) clearly has little respect for home rule and the unique local situation of the District of Columbia—that would be why he chose to gut D.C.'s gun laws through a amendment to the D.C. House Voting Rights Act. So why should Congress respect his home state's unique local institutions?
Like legalized prostitution.
That would [...]

D.C. Cop: ‘Well, I’ll Do A Little Of Licking. Do You Like That?’

Yesterday, we blogged up D.C. Police Officer Robert Schmidt's arrest on solicitation charges. The cop was arrested on February 20 after trying to buy sex from an undercover cop at a downtown hotel. We just got a little bit of the court record on this case. The details are very smooth. According to a police [...]

Is This What You Call Community Policing?

As everyone who reads LL Daily knows, the Washington Post reported that a D.C. Police officer was busted for soliciting SEX from a prostitute last month. (This is not shocking. Have you seen some of our cops?).  Officer Robert A. Schmidt was busted in a downtown hotel as part of an internet-sting operation run by [...]