Posts Tagged ‘violence’

What Makes A True Crime Against Transgender Women?

Last week the Washington Blade reported on the story of a transgender woman who was upset that the man who shot her in the neck was given a lesser charge to plea to:
District resident Darryl Willard, 20, pleaded guilty on Thursday in D.C. Superior Court to a charge of aggravated assault while armed in connection [...]

Metro Bad News Roundup: Service Cuts and Videotaped Fights Edition

The Metro system, once a reliable point of pride for D.C.'s boosters, has had a rough few years: Safety problems, escalator outages, and rising prices have made the subway a regular subject of local griping. At times, it can be hard to keep up with the torrent of unflattering Metro-related scoops. As a public service, [...]

D.C.’s Troubled Go-Go Scene Continues to Attract the Cops

A fierce Friday night in the District produced two shootings and six victims, two of which have died. The Washington Post reports:
"One victim was a 16-year-old District youth and the other was a 36-year-old Clinton man. The shootings occurred within an hour and 10 minutes, one in the 5900 block of Georgia Avenue in the [...]

Weekend In Review: Long Hot Summer Nights Edition

Homicide is down nearly 25 percent in the former murder capital of America. "But you know, it is still summer," D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier tells WTOP. Just over the weekend, a teenager was shot dead in Anacostia, a retired D.C. cop was critically wounded during a carjacking at a Northeast gas station, and a bicyclist on Southern Avenue was [...]

Rowdy Youths Cause Ruckus at Union Station [UPDATED]

Various news outlets, including WJLA-TV, are reporting Metro's closure of Union Station this afternoon after an apparent altercation, possibly involving a handgun, on the red line.
DC Fire & EMS reports via Twitter of at least one injured party. Meanwhile, We Love DC 's Dave Stroup tweets live from the scene. "[R]eports are two gangs fighting on train, shooting erupted," Stroup noted [...]

Pat-Down Protocols Queried After Slashing at Club Muse

Muse Nightclub and Lounge, located at 717 6th Street NW, plans to reopen with tighter security procedures after D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier shut the place down for 96 hours in reaction to a May 16 face slashing.
The violence erupted when one male club-goer bumped into another. There was some shoving, a head butt and two [...]

Stabbing at Shaw-Howard U. Metro Station

D.C. Fire and EMS says two patients have been transported to area hospitals following a stabbing either in or around the Shaw-Howard University Metro Station around 10:30 a.m. this morning. Their injuries are not serious.
According to a preliminary report filed by Metro police, the violence erupted on account of a domestic dispute between a man and [...]

Police Wanted Drive-By Suspect Locked Up Last Week

UPDATED 11:40 P.M.
In the days leading up to last night's horrendous drive-by shooting in Washington Highlands, police had sought an arrest warrant for one of the men thought to have carried out the crime.
Orlando Simms Carter, 26 20, now under arrest for the deadly drive-by, was suspected by police to have played a part in [...]

Four Shot Dead—Where’s Fenty?

Last night, the District experienced the deadliest act of neighborhood violence in at least 16 years. Thus far, there has been no word on a mayoral press conference.
That's out of character for Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. For instance, when a shooting last fall killed two and wounded three in the Clay Terrace neighborhood [...]

Arrest Made in Petworth Shooting

The Washington Post has a tiny brief on the back page of today's Metro section reporting that the Metropolitan Police Department has made an arrest in Monday night's fatal shooting on Quebec Place N.W. and another in Colombia Heights last month. 
Police charged Troy Renard Thomas, 18, of the 3000 block of Third Street N.W. , with first-degree [...]

Update: One Victim Identified in the Petworth Shooting

Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch has identified Ryan Randy Trotman as one of the victims of Monday night’s shooting on Quebec Place N.W. 
Trotman, 28, of the 7400 block of 7th Street, N.W., later died of his injuries. The name of the other victim, a woman who was shot in the leg, is being withheld because she [...]

Swarm and Toss

There are many ways to get thrown out of a bar in Dewey Beach – I mean thrown out, egress via bouncer. Each bar in Dewey has a different philosophical approach to tossing their drunks. There’s a place where they show you the door, and there’s a place where they put you through it.

City Desk Seeks Fresh Harold Brazil Jokes ASAP!

This employee of City Desk Operations Inc. has waited and waited for a snarky blog post from LL on the Harold Brazil arrest (holy #$%%@!). DCist expressed shock hours ago!
WTOP's Mark Segraves had it first. The Post got the story too.
Damn. What a story. Former bubbling councilmember gets into a fight at a tattoo shop! [...]