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Ward 8 School Board Member Arrested

Ward 8 State Board of Education member Trayon White was arrested Saturday on a charge of unlawful entry, court records show.

White was arrested by a pair of D.C. Housing Authority police officers for standing in front of the Woodland Terrace public housing complex, court records show. White had been barred from Woodland Terrace earlier this summer by one of his arresting officers, the records show.

When LL contacted DCHA's police department to find out why White had been barred, the agency said barring notices aren't public record (that can't be true, right?) but that White should have a copy of the notice.

Here's an email from White explaining his version of events:

I was arrested because DCHA police told MPD that they gave me a stay away order, which is a lie.

I was never barred from Woodland, ever. I have been targeted by MPD because when they mistreat people I stand up for them especially if they right. If the person is wrong, I can't fight against that. Police follow me all the time even when I'm driving with my family. I was assaulted by MPD in 2006 and sued DC. Every since then I have been a target by DC Police. I have a great relationship with MPD senior officials who really cares. However, the vice unit aka "jump outs" is unethical and get away with illegal activities at the expense of people lives. This is one of many incidents. I have no criminal record, except protesting at the White House.

I feel disrespected and targeted. I have been labeled the leader for my generation, especially in Ward 8. That is one of the main reasons the people arrested me. I have served Woodland and other communities and have been featured on CNN, Washington Post, channel 7 and NBC and Community Foundation, etc. At this time I do this work with little and no resources. The community in Woodland Terrace is outraged. The president of Woodland Terrace Resident Council Davon Johnson was present and told the officers, Tray does not do anything but help the residents of Woodland everyday and all over Southeast. They explained they didn't care. I can't serve the residents if I am barred. I have yet to hear from anyone why I was allegedly barred.

Comments

  1. #1

    "State Board of Education member..."

    "I stand up for them especially if they right."

    It's a heckuva town!

  2. #2

    If bad grammar happened to be a criminal offense for school board members, this guy would be doing hard time.

  3. #3

    Alan, Black men get harassed by jump-outs all the time in DC; where's the story on racial profiling in DC?

    The sole reason you penned this article is to feed your readers' sensational appetite for race-baiting,uncultured, lowbrow reporting.

  4. #4

    Yeah, it's everyday an elected official- AKA The Man- is arrested for violating a court-issued stay away and blames... The Man.

  5. #5

    He looks like he is 12 and communicates that way. This guy and other marginal individuals are only labeled "leaders" in Ward 8 in their own minds; they have self-labeled themselves this. Others call it like it is; they are scrubs.

    Joe Melson, Jr. is the voice of Woodland Terrace.

    http://thewashingtonsyndicate.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/poem-of-the-day_street-life-by-joseph-joedy-melson-jr/

  6. #6

    I think the printing the entire letter gives a pretty fair hearing.

    In this guy's defense, this does sound like crap that some of the police pull outside projects when people start asking questions about their activities. When I lived at 2nd and K NE from 1999-2007, I got detained several times for walking by the housing projects in the area, seeing an arrest, stopping and watching (silently, from across the street). Never arrested, but I'm white.

    Also, my understanding is that DHCA doesn't have to make barring notices public because it being city property and a barring notice not having the same weight as a banning notice from a court or however it's administratively considered. Which is dumb. But it's entirely possible.

  7. #7

    i meant to make a funny pun on strange fruit but screwed up and just left strange fruit. wooops.

  8. #8

    @ StrangeFruit Knock-Off,

    Sorry, I don't get your dry humor,and don't be an imitator of my anonymous world. Create your own veiled existence and stop using my pen name; it has deep southern roots that you neither understand nor would acknowledge if you did.

  9. #9

    "I stand up for them especially if they right." (Ward 8 State Board of EDUCATION member)

    "Every since then" (Ward 8 State Board of EDUCATION member)

    "'jump outs' is unethical and get away with illegal activities at the expense of people lives." (un-ethical for which people? criminals?)

    "I have been labeled the leader for my generation, especially in Ward 8." (God help whatever generation that is)

    "At this time I do this work with little and no resources." (which is it?)

    "The community in Woodland Terrace is outraged." (doubtful)

    " I have yet to hear from anyone why I was allegedly barred." (refer to the Barring notice that you signed for further explanation.)

    Just another individual who thinks, for some odd reason, that he is privileged since he is part of a sub-par government.

  10. Cap City Records Panhandler
    #10

    This dude is a frail scrub whose intellectual firepower to deal with the community is comparable to a water gun from the dollar store in an environment where yungins educate themselves on how to aim and pump AKs.

    The "leaders" of Ward 8 are worse than pathetic.

  11. #11

    At least dude Trayon White is in fact a BLACK male in Ward 8 and the rest of the city want you to stay there,please?

  12. #12

    Give White a break! I smell at rat--White should checkout Joe Melson, Jr. Joe may have filed a complaint against White---to get him the boot!

  13. #13

    Really? The guy can't write and yet he is on the board of education? How is this even possible? The kids deserve better. Perhaps I am naive, but perhaps education policy should be made by people who actually have an education. Just a thought.

  14. #14

    If this schmuck is the voice of his generation, then they're screwed.

  15. #15

    Typical Democrats, complain all day but none of you bloggers are on the Board of Education or want to pursuit a career in politics. You sit behind your computer and ridicule your fellow party members but are not motivated one bit to step up and be in the officials shoes.

    Gurley may talk a lot of nonsense but atleast he wants to hold a position.

    Republicans stick together no matter what happens. Cant say the same for Democrats..

  16. #16

    The only important question here is whether Trayon was banned from Woodlands. If he wasn't, then he's correct that the MPD did indeed lie.

    I care less about his grammar and more about if he's doing anything positive in the community. I don't know the guy and do remember seeing his signs. But, the idea that the "jump outs" in ward 8 don't muck shit up is as fallacious as the idea that the DC Council is the most ethical in the country. It's not.

    One thing is for sure, he wrote it himself.

  17. #17

    Grammer should not be the topic of this letter. How many of you "so-called educators" have ever done anything or attempted to help out in your community? None. How many of you have ever been to Ward 8 to even see what is going on? None. Before you judged him on his grammer, take a look at yourself and ask yourself, what I have done to better my community. I'm a daily witness to the things that he has done and changed while being a community activist. Most of you that commented probably don't even live in DC, let alone Ward 8.

  18. #18

    You're right grammar should not be the topic. When one opens ones mouth you remove all doubt.

  19. Helping Underdogs Succeed
    #19

    I normally don't comment on blogs. But I know Trayon White personally.If you all could see how he serves the people in his community and gives back to youth you all would stop taking shots. I have witnessed the youth and parents in Woodland Community welcome Trayon White with open arms. I don't trust the police motive for arresting Mr. White. Out of all the Black men they could have arrested they chose the right one because justice will be served.

  20. #20

    And shame on Alan for taking an email sent internally to his supporters and displaying it for public view. Trayon was writing in a stream of conciousness, passionate style, so I am sure that editing was an afterthought. I wonder how you guys would feel if a personal email was displayed for all of the public to see. Trayon is a good dude, and if he was arrested for being banned from Woodland Terrace, then I am glad he was arrested, because an unjust law is no law at all. With all of the good works done for the young men and women and the families of Woodland, he clearly should not be banned. Hopefully this event will be the catalyst for a real conversation on police tactics in Ward 8 and throughout the city.

  21. #21

    It is a shame that many young people can not read, write, or speak,the King's english. Far too many of them do not know how to construct a proper sentence. And, do not get me started on the spelling mistakes. This is a major problem for education advocates and society as a whole. These young people are supposed to be our future leaders; and I would not want to be led anywhere by most of them.

    @GOPUnite: I do not disagree with some of your commments. However, if you are going to make commentary on a subject that has its roots in education and the Ward 8 Education Board member, do you not think it is important for your comments to be both grammatically correct and have proper spelling?

    You said, "Typical Democrats, complain all day but none of you bloggers are on the Board of Education or want to pursuit a career in politics. You sit behind your computer and ridicule your fellow party members but are not motivated one bit to step up and be in the officials shoes.

    Gurley may talk a lot of nonsense but atleast he wants to hold a position.

    Republicans stick together no matter what happens. Cant say the same for Democrats.."

    Here are the errors in your statement: (1)". . .or want to pursuit a career in politics." You should have used the word "pursue", not "pursuit." (2)"but are not motivated one bit to step up and be in the officials shoes." You should have used the words "stand in the official's shoes" or "place yourself in the official's shoes." There are issues of word choice, sentence structure, and showing the possessive, not the plural. (3) You said, "atleast . . ." These are two words and should have been "at least . . ." (4) You said, "Republicans stick together no matter what happens. Cant say the same for Democrats.." You should have written, "Republicans stick together regardless of what happens. I can not (or can't) say the same for Democrats." There are issues of word choice and proper use of an apostrophe.

    But, more important that the improper use of sentence structure, word choice, and the various other mistakes in you statement, the most interesting one was you "logic" and I use that word sarcastically. I do not care about party affiliation, if a person is wrong, party affiliation is irrelevant. Maybe the problem with the GOP is that too many of you care more about party affiliation than you do about the concerns of the people, the concept of right vs. wrong, and the most important concept, integrity.

  22. #22

    Correction:

    It is a shame that many young people can not read, write, or speak,the King's english. Far too many of them do not know how to construct a proper sentence. And, do not get me started on the spelling mistakes. This is a major problem for education advocates and society as a whole. These young people are supposed to be our future leaders; and I would not want to be led anywhere by most of them. However, many of them have great potential; and this young man seems to be among those with potential.

    @GOPUnite: I do not disagree with some of your commments. However, if you are going to make commentary on a subject that has its roots in education and the Ward 8 Education Board member, do you not think it is important for your comments to be both grammatically correct and have proper spelling?

    You said, "Typical Democrats, complain all day but none of you bloggers are on the Board of Education or want to pursuit a career in politics. You sit behind your computer and ridicule your fellow party members but are not motivated one bit to step up and be in the officials shoes.

    Gurley may talk a lot of nonsense but atleast he wants to hold a position.

    Republicans stick together no matter what happens. Cant say the same for Democrats.."

    Here are the errors in your statement: (1)". . .or want to pursuit a career in politics." You should have used the word "pursue", not "pursuit." (2)"but are not motivated one bit to step up and be in the officials shoes." You should have used the words "stand in the official's shoes" or "place yourself in the official's shoes." There are issues of word choice, sentence structure, and showing the possessive, not the plural. (3) You said, "atleast . . ." These are two words and should have been "at least . . ." (4) You said, "Republicans stick together no matter what happens. Cant say the same for Democrats.." You should have written, "Republicans stick together regardless of what happens. I can not (or can't) say the same for Democrats." There are issues of word choice and proper use of an apostrophe.

    But, more important that the improper use of sentence structure, word choice, and the various other mistakes in your statement, the most interesting one was your "logic" and I use that word sarcastically. I do not care about party affiliation, if a person is wrong, party affiliation is irrelevant. Maybe the problem with the GOP is that too many of you care more about party affiliation than you do about the concerns of the people, the concept of right vs. wrong, and the most important concept, integrity.

  23. #23

    Of course Alan would make public this email, it caters to the perturbed sensors of gentrifies, racists and "my shift don't stink" craKKKas who look down upon local minorities with a certain disdain likened to what the "invaders" did to native Indians of this kuntry!

    We will never make progress until this "superiority" complex is placed in check.

    The bad grammar does little in support of who and what the young man stands for but in fact HE will be judged by that said email! Understand most DCPS products are ill prepared most times for certain occupations, let alone POLITICAL matters.

    Some Whites, ALL crakkkas and uppity Negroes will certainly lock into the grammatical error and dismiss Tray as worthless and irrelevant, just read the comments here, everyone knows MPD and DC Housing authority are filled with "followers", sycophant, self hating, unintelligent goons who only serve to inflict pain, mess with and up lives of young people, and make life miserable for some communities they serve; nothing more, nothing less

  24. #24

    To the fake Really? Please use a another screen name. Really!

  25. #25

    @Isn't it obvious.

    Isntitobvious that the last thing that WCP commenters need is a spell check? It makes no sense for you to edit someone else's post when the correction changed the original meaning not one bit.

    This isn't your favorite group of grammarians - it's the world wide web and that means that you will read things from people whose grammar/delivery may not duplicated on any of Amy Vanderbilt's pages.

    Get those buttplugs outta ur ass because you're a bit full of it in "hear" - it's starting to stink to high hog.

  26. #26

    After reading his long tirade, I'm glad to see Trayon is a prisoner of the Ward 8 mentality. He has learned his lessons well. Could time in DC or a Federal Jail be far behind? We know he will soon join the DC City Council. Thankfully he then will provide more ammo for the rest of us to laugh at!!!

  27. #27

    "GENTRIFIERS" "SHIT" dont stink

  28. #28

    BTW, shouldn't we be talking about whether he was arrested with just cause or do we just ignore it because he's black, lives in Ward 8 and uses incorrect grammar in e-mails?

  29. #29

    LMBAO @ SE

    Sad but true, especially for IIO to believe that by posting all that bullcrap it'll make a bit of difference....NOT!

  30. #30

    @ DC GENTRIFIER, *coughs* I meant resident,

    And after reading your short one, it's certain that you will continue to be stuck on stupid while blogging on WCP, insuring complete and utter valdation to what I state!

    Fact!

  31. #31

    Exactly, just because he was arrested does not mean it was a just arrest. The media does not even allude to that possibility because they want to be able to tweet one liners like Ward 8 School Board Member Arrested, when the story is more Ward 8 School Board Member Arrested for doing his duties." This is like Desmond Tutu being banned from Soweto or South Africa or Martin King being banned from Montgomery, but we do not hear any comments or commentary from the media on the issue at hand. It is not like he was arrested for any traditional criminal activity or anything that violates the public trust.

  32. #32

    Here's hoping LL follows up on this and finds out whether White was in fact barred from Woodland Terrace, and why. Something smells fishy, and it's not just my cubie's lunch. White's allegations, if true, or even just partly true, are serious and troubling.

    Also, it's always funny to hear/read people complain about other people's grammar. Especially when their own grammar ain't so hot.

  33. #33

    This is ridiculous. He cannot write...at all. He probably speaks the same way he writes. It's embarrassing. He's on the school board??? There are so many grammatical mistakes in this piece (too many) that his constituents should be embarrassed!!! Oh, that's right...Ward 8. Oh well.

  34. #34

    @SEis4ME, we can't really talk about whether or not his arrest was appropriate or not because it's too soon to tell. All we really know at this point is that MPD says there was a barring notice, but White says there was not. This is a serious issue, and, like the vast majority of DC residents who have no first-hand knowledge of the case, I'm waiting for more information before I decide who to believe.

    It is not, however, too soon to talk about whether or not White has a sufficient command of the English language to serve on the school board, because that's an unrelated issue. Whether or not he's innocent has nothing to do with whether or not he's competent to assess course materials for classes in English composition and grammar.

    Based on the letter above, I admit to having my doubts about White's suitability for the school board. I concede that it may not have been intended to be formal writing, but it's been my experience that someone who has really mastered composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation will do these things automatically. A typo or two in a hurried letter is one thing (and, thanks to Murphy's Law, almost inevitable whenever you criticize someone else's spelling or grammar), but in this particular instance there are too many errors for such a short sample for me not to be suspicious of the author's qualifications for the school board.

  35. #35

    we can't really talk about whether or not his arrest was appropriate or not because it's too soon to tell. All we really know at this point is that MPD says there was a barring notice, but White says there was not.
    Exactly. Is there a barring notice? If so, what is it for?
    Basic facts are missing.

  36. #36

    Ayy LEXUS,

    I got news for ya, the embarrassment is YOU bourgosie bimbo!

    Let me count the ways in which Ward 8 has been "systematically" neglected for years (decades), poor performing schools for years Ward 8

    Minimal resources allocated Ward 8

    No true emphasis placed on education or culture outside of ghetto fab Ward 8

    Diverted resources and funds away from but disseminated to upper NW or blatantly stolen from Ward 8

    Decades of out of sight out of mind politicking Ward 8

    Most violent crimes commited and perps of Ward 8

    STRONGEST community leaders Ward 8

    BEST athletes Ward 8

    MOST children the past 20 years Ward 8

    But now you wanna get all piggy with it as if these variables have not and do influence who and what comes from it??? Please.....Tray is a byproduct of all the aforementioned and still brings forth professionalism and integrity to the Board!

    People like you only serve to keep a foot on those who are not as "polished" ad you think you are....this is amerikkka NOT utopia!

  37. #37

    "JIGGY"

  38. #38

    @IIO integrity? right vs. wrong? concerns about people?

    ahahah your mayor, chairman, and ward 5 councilmember not to mention the other democrats on the council have issues that fall into those categories.

    If no other party in DC makes these mistakes,where should we point the finger? Obviously you all point the finger all the time. Whether its Democrat vs. Republican, DC Council vs. The People Alleged criminals vs. Legal system, everyone points the finger and cares about their affiliation to their respective group/party. So please, save the BS and the english lessons for someone else

    Republicans UNITE!!

  39. #39

    seDCdude...I cannot even begin to tell you how undeniably "special" you are. I have seen your posts over the last few months. I am embarrassed for you as well as Mr. White. You have so much "venum." You spew out so much hate...it's scary. I wouldn't want to meet you in person...I would run...fast...in another direction! You win the war on words....you win. Now there, does that fix your ego need? You win!!!

  40. #40

    Cminus, his grammar is absolutely irrelevant to whether he was arrested with just cause. I didn't ask anyone to determine the right or wrong. What I did attempt to ask was whether we were willing to dimiss his claims of false arrest because of his grammar.

    Based on your (and others) response, it seems like we are more than comfortable focusing on his grammar than an actual unlawful arrest. We don’t even have to know who’s right or wrong to talk about the fact that “jump outs” are commonplace in our area. White told us that it happens and none of you seem remotely interested in discussing that point alone.

    To your point about grammar, I have yet to see a candidate for office complete a English grammar competency exam or be forced to submit samples of un/published writings. So the idea that poor sentence construction forbids you from any office is not based on any historical precedent.

    That said, do we really determine a candidate’s viability based only on grammar? I ask because that’s the only focus on your criticism and not what is purported as his actual experience (if any) he brings to the job. You don’t think wondering about his “experience” is more or at a minimum as important as his poor grammar? I get your point about bad grammar but can’t cosign on using that as the only determination.

  41. #41

    Lexus,

    That sophomoric bit diatribe would serve you well @ let's say a local happy hour establishment after a few Mai tais,

    Not so much here aunt jemmima!

  42. #42

    There are people in this city who use standard english that are still airheads, so yes it is quite funny that this guy is on the Board of Education yet he comes off like he cannot put two words together but, while some of you poke fun at the situation taking place in Ward 8, he is in a position to fight for a solid education. Maybe he didnt get one himself however, he is advocating for others to receive that opportunity.

    Tell him to join the Republicans, we will take him!

  43. #43

    seDCdude...you made my point for me. All the name-calling and ugly words. Yes...you made my point. And because your ego is driving this...you will respond with more UGLY. It's who you are. Look, you can have the last words...go ahead...spew it out...more venum. Again, make my point.

  44. #44

    @ GOP

    And there are some here who see it as business as usual and POILITICS, the same crap that got us in this crapheap, my sentiments to you, take your politics and shove it up your you know what!

    As if you and your party has the answers, I don't think so!

    No difference between the 2 parties when you consider the bailouts, tax hikes and regulation/deregulation, all the same and shared burden moron!

  45. #45

    @ Lexus

    If what I speak on had happened to be a particular purse, brand of shoe or style of weave you'ld be all over it, but since it's regarding a young brotha you'd much rather play pin the tail on the donkey...

    You're dismissed!

  46. #46

    It's amazing that a white man like George Bush can become the president of the most powerful country in the world with the support of millions of Americans of all races yet his ability to speak proper English has always been in doubt. Sarah Palin rose to the top brass of the republican party and now is a very rich white woman because millions of white folks overlook her weakness and lack of intelligence. And, the list goes as it pertains to the white folks who have controlled power in this country with very limited abilities. Locally, white folks made Michelle Rhee a hero. Yet, this is the same lady who embellished her resume and abilities. Brother Trayon is a young man who is providing good and effective community service and he is doing a great job. Unfortunately, as a black man he will always be seen by "others" as just that--a black man --and nothing else.

  47. #47

    WOW at the hypocrisy of it all......ol' SEWERboy had my comment to LEXUS held in moderation....ain't that bout nothing, LOL!

    But never fret, when there's a will there's a way!

    @ LEXUS,
    if what I spoke abouthappened to be in relevance to a particular purse, brand of shoe or style of weave, you would'a been all over it, but since it regards a young BROTHA, YOU'LD much rather play pin the tail on the donkey!!

    LASTLY...

    @ GOP,

    leave it up to your kind to play hero and G.O.D. with peoples livelihoods and futures when in fact the repuliPIGS are just as much to blame, IF NOT MORE for this current situation, especially since it was a REpig governed control board inacted and governance over the PLANTATION DC since the early 1900s rendering Washingtonians an autonomous vote in congress/existence!

    I won't name names, but isn't it your party members who every 6 months or so gets caught up in the very issues you campaign against; theivery, gay sex in public restrooms, adulterous affairs, prostitution gay and straight, sex with children and MURDER!!!!!????

    HYPOCRITES I TELL Ya', HYPOCRITES, BUT THOSE OF US WHO ARE IN THE KNOW, know who really is calling the shots and it damn sure ain't NO GOP........

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/bbc-victim-hoax-no-yes-men-154724196.html

    take LEXUS with you when you jump off that cliff!!!!!

  48. #48

    Leave the grammar alone! Lets stick to the issue.
    Was Mr. White wrongly arrested? From what I have heard,
    Mr. White is a good guy! Please do not judge until all
    the facts are presented!

  49. #49

    Say what you want, Harry Thomas and his mother are riding pretty clean thanks to you idiots who are loyal airheads.

    You can say whatever you want about the GOP, but the city is in trouble and all the people who made DC an embarrassment are DEMOCRATS!

    There are no republicans on the council right now, and you all still can't get things together. Sounds like you fools need a dosage of your own medicine and all the DEMOCRATS NEED TO BE VOTED OFF THE COUNCIL.

    Patrick Mara should be on the council but I will not complain because atleast the Pepco guy is not in any scandals but the rest of your prized politicians are deadweight. Mara had no connections to this regime and would have provided the best chance for citizens to get their voice heard.

    You dimwits complain about how bad the council is but will vote another one of your corrupted buddies into office then sit back saying "I hate him he is no good" YOUR VOTE IS NO GOOD!

    Republicans UNITE!!!!

  50. #50

    @Ward7 who cares, this debate is now about how lame the Dems are and why the GOP deserves a chance back on the council

    Republicans UNITE!!

  51. #51

    "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever."
    (Thomas Jefferson,Slave Owner).

  52. #52

    @SEis4ME, I am absolutely not dismissing the validity of his claims of false arrest. I have no problem believing that MPD would do such a thing. I just don't know one way or the other yet, and until MPD either comes through with an order to justify the arrest or drops the charges in embarassment, I'm keeping an open mind. I think the city absolutely must discuss the issue once we get some evidence one way or the other.

    As for how his proficiency with the English language affects his suitability for office: this is the school board. Unlike any other office in the city, a school board member actually does have a professional need to know the finer points of English composition and grammar, because one of the duties of the school board is to decide which textbooks the District should buy to teach the subject.

    But, yes, proficiency with the English language is not the sole basis for deciding who should be on the school board, and it shouldn't be. I'm a former spelling bee champion, but I would not make an ideal school board member. And there are lots of other skills a candidate can bring to the board; possibly White excuses himself when the board discusses the English curriculum, and then rejoins the meeting when the topic changes to the science curriculum or preventing truancy or special education or facilities management.

    White's letter raises questions about his suitability for the school board. It doesn't yet show that the answers to those questions mean that he doesn't belong there.

  53. #53

    @GOPUnite, your argument might hold water if nationwide, the GOP has been the example of austerity, compromise, and of course ethics. But it hasn't. So while it's reasonable to conclude that dems have done a poor job or running things, there isn't any substantive evidence showing how GOP is better. Attacking the only show in town is rather easy.

    It's akin to saying that the redskins have been a losing team because the headcoach is male and not female.

  54. #54

    @GOPUnite, your argument might hold water if nationwide, the GOP has been the example of austerity, compromise, and of course ethics. But it hasn't. So while it's reasonable to conclude that dems have done a poor job or running things, there isn't any substantive evidence showing how GOP is better. Attacking the only show in town is rather easy.

    It's akin to saying that the redskins have been a losing team because the headcoach or the players are male and not female.

  55. All of your city are belong to us
    #55

    "STRONGEST community leaders Ward 8

    BEST athletes Ward 8

    MOST children the past 20 years Ward 8"

    lolrz

  56. #56

    @SEis4Me I only call it how I see it. If there were republicans on the council, then there would be a balanced arguement. "Ok the people on the council as a whole just arent holding their weight". But if majority of the council is represented by one party and 3/4's of that party is an embarrassment, you can only assume that either the election is a joke, the citizens are a joke or the party is a joke.

    I have been involved in elections before, they are tough on you mentally, physically and in some cases spiritually when you have to deal with citizens who demand everything but dont understand the feasibility of getting those demands met.

    The citizens....well thats a touchy subject because if it were just based on voting with no strings attached, a lot of people on this council would not be on it. Everyone votes with the intent of having an "I.O.U or Scratch my back I'll scratch yours" playing field. Until citizens invest in the future of their wellbeing instead of trying to get in on the foul play, then you get what you vote for

    But this democratic party....My goodness th majority are a bunch of clowns. They can't possibly tell me that these people are the cream of the crop for the council. And everyone I have seen step up to the plate that would be labeled a "newcomer" is just as bad as the current members.

    Granted not all of you are crooks, but you vote these people in so you should have part of the blame too.

    Republicans until given a chance have all the right to point the finger. Put us in the hotseat, or tell your folks to get their act together.

  57. #57

    What's so funny??

    Jokes on you if you can't debunk those FACTS because I will/can READILY back that claim up!!

  58. #58

    GOP is an idiot just like Newt, Bill O'Reilly, Sarah "dark meat" Palin, Chaney, Rick Perry, Bush (the whole clan), McCain.....need I write more?

  59. #59

    @seDCdude, Man, these clowns up in here are crazy as hell.

  60. #60

    tony

    yeah man, it's rather disheartening to say the least at the abundance of walking dead amongst us! Would much rather be politically correct (LEXUS) than supportive of true change,commitment and progression!

    As if they are perfect and without flaw.....pitiful!!!!

    As polished as bernie madoff "appeared" to be, he was nothing more than a common thief, but this clown GOP runnin' round city paper blogs like a rabid dog spewing that garbage and misinformation as if the GOP is the cure all.......GTFOH!

    Ignorance is so easy to spot and debunk, just hit em' with common sensical FACTS!

    This was nothing more than an attempt to identify weakness and seek to initiate further removal then replacement of minority individuals from KEY positions!

    Bare in mind that just 10 years ago DC had a WHITE firechief who DID not have a highschool diploma.......look that up!!

  61. #61

    Dear StrangeFruit:

    To piss you off, I am going to exclusively use this name on here for every single post I ever make on WCP because you are a humorless prick.

  62. #62

    People, when you get arrested, you tend to be in a very bad mood which is not conducive to avoiding typos when writing emails about your recent experience.

  63. #63

    Obviously seDCdude has no job. He spends all day on these blogs. Ooops! Now I've done it. Watch...a barage of ugly words to come from him. Watch...he cannot resist. His suffering ego is too overpowering. He cannot hold back. Here it comes........Ooooooooh Noooooo!!!!!

  64. #64

    @GOPUnite: I am not a Democrat. So, please tell me how any of the people you named were people that I voted for? The last time I checked, once a person is elected, regardless of party affiliation, that person represents/serves the entire community. Thus, eventhough I did not vote for the people you named, unfortunately, they still represent DC residents.

    @SEis4Me: Obviously some people who comment on this blog do need the assistance of spell check and proper grammer. Especially when commenting negatively about a Board of Education member who is responsible for ensuring that our children receive a proper education, and that commenter (GOPUnite) fails to show that he or she in fact has an education; and knows the difference between a logical argument and one based solely in polical gain. However, thanks for your perspective.

  65. #65

    StrangeFruit Knock Off,

    Typical white man entitlement mentality. Claim it and exclusively use it as yours, cause I love the irony of a ignorant White Man calling himself StrangeFruit!

    Hilarious and LMAO!

  66. #66

    @GOPUnite: Nobody DESERVES to be in any elected position. If you have a viable candidate that can convince the voters that they are "worthy" to represent the citizens then that is what will happen. Until then, sit on the sidelines and watch. You are not ENTITLED to be on the council. Kapeesh.

  67. #67

    i see most of the people who are commenting about the grammar from mr whites letter, i see the issue of the letter is police abuse but nobody wants to discuss that fact until it effects them and their community. Im willing to bet my last dollar that all the people with bad things to say are living in wards 2,3,4,5 never been to anacostia and probably would never visit this is what makes my blood boil. Everybody has an opinion but nobody has the solution.

  68. #68

    Here is a man that has made the decision to devote his life to helping the community (Ward 8). He has not taken on the title of English Professor, but is committed to making sure the children of Ward 8 receive the proper education.

    I commend him for taking on that task, which obviously entails being ridiculed by people like you. I encourage him to walk with his head held high and to keep fighting. Few are called to do this work. It saddens me to see that those that are willing to stand for the cause have to be torn down by others. My prayer is that you always have a heart to serve and that God continues to provide you with the full armor as it is apparently needed in this war.

    Peace and Love

  69. #69

    Ayy Lexus,
    it would behoove you to refrain from blogging, from reading your convo with self my suggestion kid that you seek and take those medicines for that!

    What in Sam hell does my not or being employed have to do with YOUR coonish mental??

  70. #70

    This topic of discussion has clearly gotten out of hand lol. We live in the age of "lol" "lmao" facebook, smileys, and twitter. No one uses standard english unless it involves a professional setting.

    The guy clearly is an advocate for ward 8 students and their education so thats it. People can say what they want but he was elected the same way our DC Council was, so if you have a problem, you seriously need to re-evaluate the luxury of having a vote and that you stand by/support the person you vote for.

    @GOPUnite you are a fool. The republicans had thier change and LOST IT. The last thing you want is change and the way your party has bashed Obama and havent supported him on ONE issue since he was elected in office, I hope they run all you fools out of DC!

  71. #71

    I read about this in the Washington post and they said he also had a traffic arrest warrent. So that statement he made about never being arrested is not true.

  72. #72

    Does D.C school board has a code of conduct? They need to look into Mr.White arrest and conduct. According to other news sites he has been arrested many time for traffic violations. I hope D.C never becomes a state they can't even be a city...

  73. #73

    I know this for a fact. Mr. White was originally barred by Housing police on housing property (for lawful reasons). I will not go into those reasons. He was seen this past week back on the same proprty he was barred from. Housing police (not MPD) arrested him that day. Because Mr. White is a public official, he spoke to his people, who spoke to DC Chief of Police who spoke to the Housing Chief of Police and the original barring notice was removed from Mr White. However, Mr White had to go to DC Court for his arrest and the DC Judge also issued a stay away (read, Court Order) from that same area based on the facts presented at court. Yes there was an original barring notice, and yes he was lawfully arrestted for violating such order, and yes he still has an order issued by a DC Judge.

  74. #74

    I was right! seDCdude could not...just could not, resist responding. And respond with his venomous nonsense he did. He was sucker punched and he is too full of himself to realize it. Poor...poor...poor suffering ego needs to be fed. Come on silly...give up some more of that snake venom you use so well. Yes, there is a connection with your being unemployed and the hate in your heart...can't you see that? No...but everyone else on this chain knows it. Spend time looking for gainful employment instead writing insults to so many people. Poor, poor seDCdude. Wait one minute everyone....here comes his UGLY..........

  75. #75

    You are delusional as hell, right along with being a COON!

  76. #76

    For all critics who just talk just talk and never be in Se Treyon can go and talk to younger guy who wil otherwise be without the positive person and I'm not a role model or nothing like it but I cant knock a man for helping his community so shut up and help him before one of them same youngsters be putting a gun in ya face

  77. #77

    I am Trayon White, thanks to all who wrote to defend me. My transcripts, report cards from high school, college (University of Maryland Eastern Shore), and grad school (Southeastern Univeristy) transcripts speak volumes. Never got less than a "B" in my entire college career 3.7 accumulative GPA. People are going to judge others if they are right or wrong, so I let God be the who He his because He is the ONLY perfect one.

    The reality is I had to send something in less than 5 minutes. I was in a meeting and sent it to someone to have them proof read it. However, they were not responding in a timely fashion. I read all this and thought to myself. I would rather tell my side and be scrutinize about my grammar, or let it hit loose lips and read even still all the comments. I can take all the remarks because my forefathers endured worse. Thanks to you all for your criticism and supporting words. They are both healthy for me. God has called me to be a servant leader, and that is what I will be doing long after this is over. The reality is...... (grammar again right!?) I will be scrutinized again for this insert and eventually something else. So, as I continue my journey I will continue to serve and smile when my young people and their parents cry and tell their story of how they became successful. Jesus said if I testify about myself it is invalid. The changed lives along my journey will speak louder than politics and my grammar. Thanks all. Peace and Love
    trayon.white@dc.gov

  78. #78

    I tip my hat to you, Mr. White. Thank you for your hard work and advocacy.

  79. #79

    Thanks Trayon for taking the words out of my mouth, in
    regards to your educational experience.I can gauranteed you that no one from this blog list even thought about pulling up your educational backgroud, that played a huge part in your position today. By Trayon getting arrested, this has nothing to do with Black or White......Democrats or Republicans. This have everything to do with Housing Police and MPD abusing their authority against the wrong people. Now can we get back onto the subject.

  80. #80

    So Mr White is this you first arrest? Because the Washington post quoted that you have been arrested before and stated you had a arrest warrent. So how does a " smart person" with a " education backround" get arrested more than once?.

  81. #81

    I serve with my brother, friend, and comrade TRAYON WHITE in this TRUE WAR on POVERTY. We are Ward 8 son's that chose to give back to the community that we were raised in, To show I'll people that you could be successful without being the DOPEMAN!!!. We both are EDUCATED, INTELLIGENT YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK UNDER THE AGE OF 40. With the mind-set of helping I'll people to become better, some are questioning his abilty to serve on the school board. Contunie to follow his carrer and you will see why. WHILE it has been a struggle on this battle field. We have done GREAT work here in Ward 8, over the last 4-5 years. If you guys want to find something to talk about, talk about the REVOLUTION that's going to take place.... We will STAND TALL on this issuse and many more... STAY TUNE to the STREETS... WE ARE COMING... IT will be a modern day CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT....JESUS CHRIST ,MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, GHANDI, NELSON MANDELA, MALCOLM X, TUPAC, AND OTHER GREAT PEOPLE STOOD UP & AGAINST THESE KIND OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE ISSUES.

    PEACE & LOVE
    MEZIAH

  82. #82

    @trayon, you don't have to explain yourself to these demons. Man, do your work and leave the judging to others.Because at the end of the day, you and I both know that there is a GOD that sits high and look low.

  83. #83

    @ Trayon White,

    Speak the truth brother, and middle finger to the CIty Paper and all the haters.

  84. #84

    Mr white keep doing what you are doing people are always tring to make powerful people look bad so they can try(try) to still your shine stay strong and dont break black man.

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