Posts Tagged ‘snOMG’

With Snow Hours Away, Panic Strikes Harris Teeter!

I just got back from a really great three hour stay inside the Adams Morgan Harris Teeter. So yeah, I picked a really bad time to get Superbowl snacks. Let's break it down:
*One minute hunting for a cart. There were none at the entrance.
*59 minutes in cart gridlock hunting down the last of the beans, [...]

Det. Mike Baylor Involved In ’08 Citizen Complaint

Detective Mike Baylor, the D.C. Police Department cop involved in the snowball incident, had been the recipient of one citizen complaint in 2008. According to the complaint, in mid-June 2008, Baylor had allegedly made a deal with a citizen: if he turned himself in, the detective promised that the citizen would get to go before [...]

District Limerick: snOMG

Before you get on your high horse
Your lim'ricist shows her remorse
Turns out I was wrong
The snow came on strong
And so did the show of great force
On U St, the snowball fight surged
The Hummer came; people converged
What started out jolly
Soon turned to pure folly
When gun-toting lawman emerged
Then CNN picked up the feud
(Click here if you haven't [...]

Photos: Snow, Walking the Dog Edition

Mainstream Media Thinks Snowball Fight Posed Anarchist Threat

So the snowball incident has made it to CNN which links to WJLA's scare story hatchet job. DCist notes that the coverage was a wee bit on the paranoid side:
"As if the negative coverage doesn’t threaten to be embarrassing enough for the District, the story — headlined 'Snowball Fight Takes a Turn for the Worse' [...]

D.C. Police Admit Detective Pulled Out Gun During Snowball Fight

The D.C. Police Department's press office sent out a press release this afternoon concerning the yesterday's cop vs. snowball incident. Finally, they admit what everyone else knew yesterday—except the Washington Post—that off-duty D.C. detective did pull out a pistol when facing down the crowd of snowball fighters at 14th and U Streets NW. But, in [...]

Watch: War Of Words Between D.C. Cop And Snowballers

"That's fucking DeOnte Rawlings shit!" a man screamed at the police. Not really. The off-duty cop jumped out of his Hummer, waved a gun around and didn't identify himself immediately. Later, police officials appeared to blatantly misinform the public on what the D.C. detective actually did. But the similarities end there. No one was shot [...]

Video: D.C. Cop Draws Weapon During Snowball Fight

We reported earlier today about the incident involving the D.C. Police detective drawing a gun during a snowball fight at 14th and U. D.C. Police have denied that the detective brandished his weapon. We posted photos of the detective with his gun out, and a video of the cop admitting that he had. Here's video [...]

Tommy Wells on the Blizzard of 2009

This evening, LL interrupted Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells's dinner of fried okra to get his perspectives on the weekend's massive snow event:

Parking On Mount Pleasant Street NW

Eyewitness Confirms: D.C. Cop Freaks Out Over Snowball Fight–Brandishes Gun

According to an eyewitness, a D.C. Police detective (pictured above w/ gun) went nuts after kids pelted his Hummer with snowballs at 14th and U Streets NW this afternoon. The veteran detective got out of his car and eventually grabbed for his gun, displaying it to the crowd. He did not immediately identify himself as [...]

Adrian Fenty’s Big-City Mayoral Test: Is Your Street Plowed?

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty loves referring to himself as a "big-city mayor," placing himself in the same league as the Bloombergs, Daleys, and Villaraigosas of the world. Has he ever faced as classic a big-city-mayor test as the Great Blizzard of '09 (aka SnOMG, Thurdersnow, Snopocaylpse Now)?
Certainly the inauguration was a massive ordeal that Fenty [...]

Photos: Snow, Mt. Pleasant