Loose Lips

Chavous the Younger Arrested On Prostitution Charge

Ward 7 council candidate Kevin B. Chavous' brief political career is teetering on the edge of extinction after he was arrested last night on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.

Chavous, 27, was popped by police as part of a "sting" operation last night just after midnight on K Street NE, according to the Post, which was first out of the gate with the news.

The campaign issued a brief statement confirming the arrest and adding that "Chavous denies the charges and is working with an attorney moving forward." Chavous is the son of former Ward 7 councilmember and mayoral candidate Kevin P. Chavous.

Worth noting is that Chavous The Younger's voting records indicate that he recently used to live not far from where he was arrested. On April 27 of this year, Chavous changed his address from his mother's house on Suitland Road in Ward 7 to an address on I Street NE, just north of H Street and in Ward 6. On Aug. 11, just a few weeks before he launched his campaign, Chavous switched his address back to his mom's house. Yes, that's right, Chavous is running for political office while living with his mom.

LL spoke with a Ward 7 neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, who says Chavous' car is rarely at his mother's house. But Lamont Harrell, Chavous' campaign manager, says that Chavous "definitely" lives at the Ward 7 address.

LL has requested to speak with Chavous, and will update as necessary.

Comments

  1. #1

    Well, well! We just had debate abbout the quality of Ward 7 candidates on last week's Loose Lips article. Like it or not Ward 7, Yvette Alexander just easily won her re-election. Ron Moten will make noise as he usually does, but no one will pay him any attention as usual. Kevin P; "you STUPID!" As Tommy on Martin would say.

  2. Cap City Records Panhandler
    #2

    DC's in-city faux political class is worse than pathetic.

  3. #3

    Feel bad for Kevin (who I don't know) and his dad (who I do know).

    My advice to young Kevin: Unless you have a rock solid defense (which I doubt), do the right thing and withdraw from the ward 7 race. Tonight.

    Don't go the Harry Thomas/Shaggy "It wasn't me" route. You'll lose whatever goodwill/credibility you've earned.

  4. #4

    Right on Truth Hurts! I live in Ward 5 and you see what embarrassment and shame this clown HTJ has brought on us.

  5. Kingman Park Resident
    #5

    Sorry for your mishap last night but do the Ward, yourself and your family a favor....put your withdrawal papers in first thing Monday morning!

    The residents of Ward 7 is not taking crap this time!
    We deserve better!

  6. #6

    One down... a few more to go! LL since you checking residency info....check out your boy Bill Bennett.
    A birdie stated that he is using the church address but lives in Maryland.

    Another birdie told me that Piggy Feet Yvette Alexander was laughing her butt off will eating chitterlings! She need to go away but this has just fatten her chances for re-election.

  7. #7

    @ Truth Hurts....Preach That Message!

    Stick a fork in Kevin B because he is DONE!

  8. #8

    So. Who else is running?

  9. #9

    Dorothy Douglas and Tom Brown have picked up petitions

  10. #10

    Yvette lives with her mom.

  11. #11

    LOL@DCNative

  12. #12

    One would think this fine, young thang would get his cookies for free!

  13. #13

    Prostitution should be legalized in America via the European model. Control it, and capitalize upon it. Many men will always seek prostitutes; therefore, by legalization, he can use a credit card, and greatly lesson the sexually transmitted infection (STI) rate.

  14. #14

    They shut down craigslist, so why is backpage allowed to stay open? All of these sites are the same, if you close one another one will be open. If you close backpage now another will take it's place like http://www.classivox.com for example...

  15. #15

    dc's finest at work again. only the best for D.C. - dont wanta work? run for Council!

  16. #16

    Need a job in this town? Don't be a politician. Be the politician's attorney. That work is steady!!!

  17. #17

    I wonder if this guy will get his own CNN show like governor Spitzner did. It is a shame that the only person punished for these public nuisance disorders are the WOMEN who are trying to escape POVERTY.
    We spend 250 million last year to STALk and arrrest 80,000 consenting adults who met in private.

  18. #18

    MAN DOWN!!! CODE 10!!! PIMP IN DISTRESS!!!

    I WAS GREW UP LESS THAN 4 BLOCKS FROM THIS AREA AND K ST FROM 1ST ST NE TO 7TH ST NW IS THE KNOWN TRACK FOR TRANSVESTITE/TRANSGENDER PROSTITUTION. IF MR CHAVIOUS LIVED IN THE AREA OR VICINITY HE WOULD KNOW THIS.

    BUT MY QUESTION IS HOW IN THE FUCK YOU ARE GOING TO RUN FOR A POLITICAL OFFICE AND NOT HAVE A CLOSET HO? THAT IS ON THE STARTER KIT "RUNNING FOR POLITICAL OFFICE" CHECKLIST.

    1. MILLIONAIRE WITH SKELETONS IN CLOSET FOR BANKROLL-CHECK
    2. ANYBODY BUT YOUR MAMA WHO BELIEVES THE BULLSHIT EVEN THOUGH THEY SEEN OTHERWISE TO RUN CAMPAIGN-CHECK
    3. CAMPAIGN BUTTONS TO PASS OUT, CHAPSTICK FOR ALL THE BABY KISSES AND HAND SANITIZER-CHECK
    4. CLOSET HO (MAKE SURE SHE WILL SUCK YOUR DICK IN DENVER) FOR STRESS RELIEF FROM ALL THE LIES YOU TOLD-NOT CHECKED

    OKAY WHO FORGOT THE CLOSET HO!?????
    ANYONE SEEN KEVIN?

    SLIM YOU CALL UP SOME OLD BUNNIES OR DROP IN ON LIL MS SUNSHINE THAT THOUGHT SHE WAS TOO GOOD FOR YA. ANYBODY BUT THE GIRL WHO YOU THOUGHT WAS A BOY WHO REALLY WAS A GIRL. ALSO YOU HAVE TO GET INTO OFFICE FIRST BEFORE YOU START USING WORDS LIKE "SOMEBODY SET ME UP" OR "THEY ARE TARGETING ME" AS A DEFENSE.

    IM GLAD I LIVE IN WARD 4 BECAUSE ITS NOT LOOKING TOO BAD RIGHT NOW. THANKS FLENTY!

  19. #19

    Still not voting for "Know nothing, do nothing, Yvette Alexander".

  20. #20

    I won't say any names, but I know for a "FACT" a tranny that Kevin used to be hot and heavy for. She/He was a looker too.

  21. #21

    This is such B.S. I've lived in the DMV my whole life and know how DC politics work. I also know the Chavous family and the candidate personally. These allegations are ridiculous. Kevin has never done anything but serve the city. He's only 27 and he's already advocated and worked for improving education in the district. He attended Howard University and Howard Law School. I know the women that he has dated (including his current one). This goes beyond Ward 7. Somebody knows what the future for this young man is. He is on pace to become the youngest Mayor of the city ever and potentially the best. DC politics is plagued with corruption from people like the current mayor. Kevin has a vision to change the city and make the capital of the nation the best city in the nation. It's unfortunate how deep the corruption in this city digs. I hope Kevin still runs, still wins, and moves forward because when all of the facts come to light people will see how much Ward 7 needs him.

    And if anyone is questioning where he lives just stop. Kevin grew up in Ward 7 (Anacostia) where some DC residents would never travel. He was there until college (Howard in N.W. real far away huh!) but actually ended up living back in S.E. (at home) toward the end of college. His perspective is the one needed to move the Ward, and the city eventually, forward. Please check all of the facts people and don't jump on the political scandal bandwagon. Besides, what 27 year old needs to get a prostitute. Mr. Chavous is young, tall, well spoken, and very handsome. His ties throughout the city run deep. Many of us have ties or have done business or pleasure near or around k street. Howard U is close to K street. Howard Law. They are clearly trying to take down this young voice and stunt the city for another ten years or so.

  22. #22

    GIVE ME A BREAK...."Conspiracy", please, get your head out of Kevin's ass, pardon me...his lap! HaHaHa.....MPD conspiracy to stop KayKay as I'm sure you know his friends on the stroll call him.

  23. #23

    TBoyd is either an Alexander supporter or doesn't know crap about dc politics...or maube he's never heard of police dishonesty when targeting blacks...whatever the case...unless you can contribute something to the conversation quit playing around on the internet.

  24. #24

    Ha-Ha nasty thang. Undercover boy-lover.

  25. #25

    Truthnow I am rather uninvested in this election but I too think your conspiracy theory is a stretch. Kevin is a lovely person (i know him personally as well), but he is also human. And humans make mistakes, show weakness of character, give into vices, etc. all of the time. He is no different and rather than deny the allegations, I feel he is better off admitting he has a problem and dealing with the consequences of his error. Another politician to evade responsibility for his actions is not what the city needs. Why get a prostitute, you say? The man is young, had probably been drinking at his event, and is in a relationship. He probably wanted a quick, easy affair that would be virtually untraceable. Sad, but happens all of the time...

  26. #26

    CT I think you've said it best so I won't belabor the conspiracy theory; closing my comments on this I will advise Kevin to not stand in front of people who live along the Eastern Ave NE corridor that has prostitution issues and try to feed them the conspiracy theory. Truthnow, change your moniker, you want anything but the truth, and please, don't go down the you're a 1000 generation Washingtonian unless you are going to admit that you are probably one of the lifers who helped screw the town up. Wasn't a Alexander supporter before Friday morning, thank Kevin for the conversion.

  27. #27

    TBoyd...I'm not a 1000 generation Washingtonian...just a young man with a lot of sense. There seems to be this old school way of thought that holds the city back and Kevin is trying to change this. Unfortunately, uninformed people who focus on issues that don't affect them are quick to jump on any news that puts a public figure in a bad life. The fact of the matter is that Kevin will do the best job as a councilman for Ward 7. This incident, whether it's 100% true or not, doesn't change the fact that Alexander hasn't done crap for the Ward. She's doesn't care about changing things because she doesn't think anything is wrong, regardless of what stats and steady crime rates say. Kevin has a proven track record of hard work, accomplishments, and community advocacy for residents, schools, etc. But if people want to throw the future away because of a bad situation unrelated to politics, fine. Keep Alexander's sorry self in there, that's why I left Ward 7 and moved to Maryland, lol. Hopefully Kevin can overcome the B.S. and keep doing a great job at what he does, just like Bill Clinton.

  28. #28

    lol...all the comments against Kevin sound like some old people trying to type that support Alexander...all like "right on jack!" "stick a fork in that jive turkey", lol...this election or not please believe Kevin is the FUTURE of the city. He's already on pace to win Ward 7 so I wouldn't be concerned. Maybe we can continue this convo AFTER he wins the election...it would take more than this dumbness to stop such a positive and active force for change!

  29. #29

    My life in Anacostia!

  30. #30

    Kevin, i mean, truthnow, please just stop. You're turning an election-ending incident into a career-ending conspiracy theory.

    Chavous needs to drop out of the race. It's over.

  31. #31

    @ truthnow, Dude?! Please step away from the keyboard and walk away...After reading your posts, its clear that you have no clue about Ward 7 voters or the candidate that you choose to defend. In all of your responses, you have yet to name 1 specific thing that young Mr. Chavous has done for or even in Ward 7, prior to beginning his campaign. Not 1 Specific! Why? Because as many of us already know, as do you, that "there's no there, there.." with young Mr. Chavous. Innocent of the charges, or not, and I'm not judging that, he needs to simply walk away from his quest to become Ward 7 Councilmember...its all over...it'll be ok, there will be other days. Finally, you consider moving to PG County as a step up? Seriously? You might want to reevaluate that position as well...

  32. #32

    I am not going to condemn Kevin B. Chavous. He is entitled to the presumption of innocence. With that being said, I honestly think he should withdraw from the race and focus on beating this charge which could affect his legal career. Clearly, his legal career should be far more important to him than anything else. Again, as I had said before, I just think the brother was and remains too "risky".

    Although, the comments here are harsh they are fair play. I hope those who encouraged Kevin to run for public office informed him of the pitfalls associated with this arena. Hopefully, he was told that when you seek public office, you must be ready to face both public praise and public scorn.

  33. #33

    Hey I agree that Chavous has a great vision for the city, I would support him BUT only if he stops this denial/conspiracy BS. And it doesn't look like he is. He is showing that he is no different from any other sleazy politician who thinks he is "above the law." Just admit you got caught, serve your punishment, assure us it won't happen again, and move on with your life. This is technically his private business but when you're running for public office, residents want to know that your private issues will not affect your ability to make great decisions on their behalf. We can't 100% say this is an issue that "won't affect us." If he got on Craigs List to meet up with new "friends," well THAT'S his business. Walking the unit block of K Street at midnight to get a little Head-y Riley after the club, blatantly breaking the law, and probably using some of that $10K in campaign funds becomes the neighborhood's and the public's business. He is showing he makes poor decisions, takes 0 accountability of his actions, and doesn't care enough about the city to want to clean it up/take office and change things--if he did care, he would've refrained from picking up prostitutes. *Sigh* I am really disappointed in the guy. Do the right thing, Kevin!

  34. MadAsHe77Ward7Sista
    #34

    Listen, DC Residents will forgive and forget! If I was Kevin C, I would drop out of the race and then really begin working for Ward 7. Just maybe Ward 7 will give you a second chance. Right now is not the time and place for Kevinc C.....JUST MY TAKE!

  35. #35

    Tom Browm is looking good right now!

  36. #36

    Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, but there is a thing called not putting yourself in a situation that would warrant scrutiny. This comes with good judgement. His guilt or innocence is not the issue. It is whether he can make sound judgements, not only for himself but also for those who he wishes to represent. Your heart and intent can be in the right place, but if you cannot make a sound judgement it is all for naught.

    I agree with a poster that his foremost concern should be the salvation of his legal career, since the young man has just graduated from law school. Running for office can wait; however, saving a legal career in jeopardy due to the rules and regulations for being barred cannot.

  37. #37

    I remain with Kevin B. Chavous for Ward 7 City Council, and days after this story was released (isn't it amazing how FAST it got released???), I see many Chavous signs in Ward 7 residents' yards. More than Yvette!

    People that don't live in Ward 7 kill me. They don't know nothing about how we operate over here, but always wanna comment. Come East of the River and take a look around!

    I recently found out Tom Brown moved in Ward 7 just to run for this seat. He has lived in River Terrace for 2 years!! He is looking about the same as he did before all of this (3rd of 4th place) IE... he is wasting time and should drop out.

  38. #38

    Truthnow I think you should focus on getting PG Co cleaned up, in case you didn't notice, there's quite a bit of stench going on over there right now. You opted out, so do us the favor of staying out of our Ward 7 affairs; I agree with the cooment regarding Kevin saving his legal career. Guilty or innocent, Lamont Harrell, his Campaign Mgr gave him bad advice, "he was targeted"; but then, those of us who know Lamont know he was fired from the Fenty Adminitration for viewing PORN on his Govt computer on our dime, and was caught pleasuring himself at his desk. So should we be surprised at the advice he is giving Kevin. "Kevin don't walk into Superior Court and look at men and women who put their lives on the line everyday and say they set you up; come on man, be bigger than that"! Don't think that you haven't ruffled MPD feathers by intending to go after their Officers.

  39. #39

    Who are you people!? Some of the comments on here show just how closed minded and ignorant some are. I said I moved to Maryland, but the only part of Maryland that any of you haters seem to know about is PG. I moved to Montgomery County after growing up and living in Ward 7 (born and raised) for over twenty years. Yet instead of thinking that a former Ward 7 resident can become successful and move to an affluent community in a county known for thriving, everyone assumes this S.E. bama only moved to P.G., which aint no better. Such backward thinking. I am impartial and want what is best for the Ward. People don't even have the nerve to come east of the Anacostia, but they feel entitled to talk trash and judge the people from there like it's nothing. Also, I never even said the word conspiracy in my original posting, but all the Chavous haters on here assume that I am supporting some conspiracy theory. That's not the case. There's a difference between cops that put their lives on the line and those that set up sting operations for victimless crimes. I also suppose TBoyd and others believe that police are honest 100% of the time. Kevin is smart enough to know not to get drunk at a public political event. Kevin knows that not only is his face well known, but his fathers face (who he looks just like) is well known throughout the city. Nothing about the story makes sense. Kevin, unlike many who try to judge and make decisions about the city, has lived in DC his whole life and has family in politics and law. Once people take the time to check the facts, before, during, after, and process all the info, they will see how much B.S. this all is. And as far as what Kevin has done, since before 2006 he was advocating and going door to door about the dc school voucher program. I have gone on trips with him to post flyers in high traffic area, make local connections, and even host numerous turkey and chicken dinners for families. I have seen Kevin take time to put families without the right support into a situation that brings them money, takes care of health care costs, legal issues, etc. Kevin has devoted time to pick up garbage, clean up parks, the man is young and full of positive energy. I’ve seen Chavous dig gardens, move families into houses and assisted living communities. All of this was before he even made any announcement to run for office. Kevin did more for S.E. as an undergrad and grad student than Alexander has done. Kevin has attended community functions, rallies, petitioned for improved utility services, human rights, community improvement and development. Kevin’s resume is not the issue. His character is not the issue. Alexander is the issue, which is why Kevin is running and plans on getting her out!

  40. #40

    I have known Kevin B. Chavous and his parents for many years. When I heard the allegations I was shocked because this doesn't sound like anything Kevin would do. Kevin is a very intelligent, smart and productive young man. I am proud of his accomplishments. I think Yvette Alexander has help set this man up so she can win the Ward 7 race. Well Yvette Alexander or should I say Ms. Piggy YOU HAVE FAILED...I don't care what you do..but you WILL NOT WIN the Ward 7 race. Yvette you are a cruel woman and you should be ashame of yourself for not properly representing the residents of Ward 7.

  41. #41

    Not that I thought he would beat out Alexander anyway.

    At this point, she's a shoo-in.

  42. #42

    @ truthnow: Good morning Sir, first, my apologies for publicly misrepresenting the wrong MD county in which you reside, vote, and pay taxes.

    Again, my direct question to you was about "specifics" as to exactly what Mr. Chavous has done in and for Ward 7. Your making the blanket statement that "he did more for S.E...." is not very specific. In fact, the S.E quadrant of DC covers neighbors from Capitol Hill (Ward 6), to portions of both Wards 7 & 8. So, please specify about his Ward 7 related activities.

    1. Please name the SPECIFIC Ward 7 neighborhoods in which Mr. Chavous performed the services that you allege. 2. Please specify what Mr. Chavous has done, prior to campaigning, with/for the Ward 7 Dems (he's running as a Dem); 3. What specifically he has done for/in the neighborhood listed as his address (Hillcrest); 4. What specifically has he done for/with ANC7B (the Commission covering his neighborhood address) 5. In which specific Ward 7 development project was Mr. Chavous actively engaged? Please know that we do have the means and resources to verify any and all claims....made by any Candidate.

    As District taxpayers/voters, we share your desire for that which is best for Ward 7. As a Council Candidate, Mr. Chavous' professional experience, personal judgement, demonstrated character, and overall qualifications for the job are certainly the issue. He made the decision to apply for this job. So, scrutinizing his background/qualifications is fair game. Like any other job applicant, the "company owners" want to make certain that this time, we "hire" the best qualified candidate. Its as simple as that.

    Finally, don't assume that DC citizens/taxpayers/voters asking reasonable questions about DC Council Candidates are simply all motivated by our support of one Candidate or the other...that assumption is wrong. Please understand that for some of us, this is serious Business....It's not at all personal.

  43. Kingman Park Resident
    #43

    Kevin C was in Kingman Park on Sunday passing out campaign information. I like Kevin C but at this point,
    I feel that you should withdraw from the race to protect
    your future.

    Life has a way of giving you signs or hints, sometimes those signs or hints are not taken. If you do not respond, consider and answer those signs or hints you find yourself in a bigger mess! Kevin take the signs and hints and withdraw from the race.....trust and believe it is for the best!

  44. #44

    Just a word of advice...we should let the judical system decide his fate! On the flip side, Ward 7 have several powerful leaders (Mayor Gray, Chairman Brown and CM Alexander) and they have major issues and drama right now. The last thing Ward 7 needs is another person with just as many issues. Kevin C will not be getting my vote and nor will CM Alexander.

  45. #45

    @SEis4ME...CM Alexander is not a shoo-in. People would write in Ms. Piggy, Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck before they vote for Alexander.

    CM Alexander must GO this coming election cycle!

  46. #46

    The only person I feel sorry for is Kevin's mom and younger sibling. Sure, he went to college and law school and then what... his daddy gave him a job. I worked with him and I seriously question his intellectual abilities.

  47. #47

    @Ollie, well unless you can find another plausible candidate, she actually IS a shoo-in. Kevin's toast. Moten is a non-starter. The others (if any) will bow out at some point.

    The forces in Wad 7 EOTR will rise up against Alexander, ensuring her win.

    1)Her opponents haven't been able to produce a legitimate and convincing argument against her.
    2)The anti-Alexander will split the vote - guaranteeing her win.

    Kevin should really be ashamed for picking up male prostitutes.

  48. #48

    @OllieSeymore YES! Ms. Piggy aka Yvette Alexander MUST GO!
    @EmmJF where did you work with him??

    As a Ward 7 resident, there is way more bigger issues affecting us! River Terrace Elementary School is about to be closed down. Has Yvette spoken up?

    I have personally decided to reserve judgment... I'll let the judge decide his fate.

  49. #49

    @SEis4ME Yvette Alexander hasn't done ANYTHING for her constituents. Are you W8 or W7? If you got Barry then lucky you bc thats who W7 has needed to step up for us for the last 5 years.

    Chavous is claiming innocence, and if he does in fact turn out innocent. What the hell will you say about plausibility??? Just wait... when is the court date?

  50. #50

    @SEis4Me & DCNative, CM Alexander will not be voted in! Trust and Believe that! Nobody is looking Moten or Bennett and now Kevin has blown his chances. Tom Brown is the next best thing. One thing for sure.....Yvette is a DONE this time around!

  51. #51

    EmmJF Why are you jealous because of Kevin's circumstances. The guy grew up in Hillcrest, worked through Howard and Howard Law, and he's still working today. If your dad offered you a job you wouldn't take it? I guess you don't mind taking your chances in this economy huh. Don't hate on the next man because they have it better than you. Humble yourself and gain perspective to the fact that we all overcome challenges that are unique to us all. I can assure you, Kevins intellectual abilities are not an issue. Even if there is an issue, he has accomplished a lot. I know plenty of people who are smart as hell but don't do crap with their lives.

    If people are going to ignore the real issues and throw away a change for a bright future then they are shooting themselves in the foot. Kevin has a law degree, passed the DC bar, works like a dog trying to improve his city. His future is bright, he could leave DC forever and do great things anywhere. But he is unwilling to turn his back on the city. The only reason he's even running is to help the Ward. He doesn't need the position, but he could do a much better job than Alexander or any other current candidates. Obviously I am a Chavous supporter, but it is clear that half of the people posting on here are simply hating on Chavous because they are jealous. Jealous of what, I don't know. He works hard everyday just like the rest of us. Lying about issues and making jokes for the sake of shock value is childish. Some of the people on here need to stop playing around on the computer.

  52. #52

    This is sad, Kevin P and now Kevin B are both exposed. Feel sorry for the monther and X-wonderful wife.

  53. #53

    @EmmJF....You must worked with him at that Education Program that support school vouchers that his father runs.
    I heard that Kevin C rides the short bus at times! It is apparent from what is currently happening now.

  54. #54

    @truthnow....are you Kevin? Wow! If you are not Kevin, You have a lot to say and you do not even live in Ward 7 so you do not count. This is a public forum so we can say what we want to say. Our opinion counts because most of us live in Ward 7 and care about the ward future! This not a joke!

  55. #55

    Look....the facts are the facts! Kevin was arrested for doing something wrong! That fact is....it does Not look or sound right!

  56. #56

    Come on you know how it is: the Skins win one, you're enjoying the holiday spirit(s), and you see one of those Coors Lght commercials with the models dancing around, and suddenly you gotta have some booty.

    Everybody hatin on here need to recognize: man is what man is. Blame the system, blame the District- wait, this ia a Statehood for DC issue! We could hire, tax and run the whole pro bizness if we had statehood!

    So stop hatin, start participation: next time you see a sister on the street trying to run a small bizness, holla out Ho Ho Ho

  57. #57

    I never said you can't say what you want...where exactly did you hear that Kevin C rides the short bus? Because it sounds like a joke. If this topic isn't a joke, what did you mean by that? Did you legitimately hear that he rides a short bus? If so, did you believe it? Where does he ride it to and from? Be serious people. Why do we always tear down our own people. Kevin was arrested for something wrong. Has he been convicted yet, no. People are assuming him guilty prior to a court date. Nobody outside of DC, or even DMV, gives a crap about DC. This guy seems to care so much about it that he devoted his life to public service in the city. Did he make a mistake, who knows. Right now it looks like he did with the arrest, but once they go to court who knows what could occur. Some people on this post just sound really ignorant by not contributing ANYTHING to the convo. I don't mind debated and going back and forth if someone is presenting real issues and making a valid point. But don't joke and play around when making a post then try to jump atop your soap box in the next post like you've been taking allk of this seriously. Ward 7 will always be my home and I hope that it can finally get the leadership and help it needs.

  58. #58

    @DCNative, I don't believe Alexander has done jack for Ward 7 in the same way I don't believe Barry "hasn't" for Ward 8. Sure, you can dislike Alexander. But you shouldn't make up a lie just to defend your position. It's wrong and plain lazy. I don't think the current mayor would back a candidate who has done NOTHING for the ward he lives in.

    @Ollie, are you privy to information not discussed here online? If Tom Brown is your best answer to Alexander, then yes, say hello to CM Alexander (once again) come 2012.

    @Truth, if Kevin can't come up with a reasonable explanation as to why he was trolling the streets in areas known for its male prostitutes, then yes he's toast - cajun style.

  59. #59

    @truthnow=Kevin C! Whatever!

  60. #60

    @truthnow....by the way: What have Kevin C done for Ward 7 or DC? I have been active in Ward 7 and DC Politics for years and Kevin C just dropped out the sky. Name some of the deeds or projects that he participated in? Just curious!

  61. #61

    Sorry Ollie but I'm not Kevin...I was a close friend of his before he started his campaign (his free time has been non-existent). If you think Kevin just dropped out of the sky then you have made it CLEAR how uninvolved in the Ward you have been. A lot of the questions you're asking can be answered either by reading previous posts or just doing a google search (come on people be resourceful). People keep asking me questions, half of which are jokes or simply to be facetious, when I am not the one you should be asking. I am just stating the facts that I am aware of. Claiming that someone rides a short bus has no merit and is a waste of time.

  62. #62

    Hey truthnow, are you sure you're not Kevin B.'s mom. No one believes your bull. As a former Ward 7 resident, I remember all the stories about Chavous Sr. not living with the mother of his kids while he was a Ward 7 councilmember and shaking up with his honey in Ward 6. Just ask any long time Fairfax Village resident who live in Village 9.

    Kevin the younger has ended his political career before it started and will have left all the old folks seeking a Chavous restoration in the cold (Ask Mr Savage, Crawford etc for a start.).

    Think, Kevin B. could have just bought a little hand lotion and rented some porn and had some feel good times while still being a candidate. Oh well, some people never learn!

  63. #63

    lol...funny...but I won't even dignify the last post with a response. Kevin’s parents’ marriage has nothing to do with the election. If you don't want Ward 7 or anywhere in S.E. to change and improve fine...keep joking and remain ignorant to the facts.

  64. #64

    @truthnow..."I was a close friend of his before he started his campaign (his free time has been non-existent)". WAS A Close Friend, if that is the case, why are you fighting for him so hard on this website.
    Kevin has not been involved in Ward 7 politics....I know this and so does everyone else! Get over yourself!

    Point of all this drama....Kevin politial career is OVER just as fast as it started!

  65. #65

    Kevin C hasn't even been convicted of anything yet and he is being crucified on this post. @OllieSeymore did you ever support Chavous in the race at any point. @truthnow do you work for Chavous? If so, does your candidate want to rethink running. Just say Kevin is found guilty, wouldn't this be political suicide not dropping out. From what I know the story is sketchy, but stuff like this never ends well. I agree that Chavous is the best candidate for Ward 7, but this is not a great look at the moment. I hope Chavous clears his name and is able to work for the city because the young man does have a great vision and is willing to work hard for his people.

  66. #66

    Don't listen to me. I'm a dumbass with a crush on Kevin but he rejected me so now I'm bitter. I'm an idiot.

  67. #67

    Kevin has a long way to go till April so we'll see what happens. I respect everybody's opinion, I just don't want Ward 7 to miss out on such a great chance. I've had sooo many conversations with Kevin where he has made it clear how much he loves his ward (back in '06 I even remember him doing a song parody about being born and raised in the 7th Ward). I'm going to assume that Ollie's last comment was either a joke or not him. The positive in all of this is that it reinvigorates the conversation about what is best for Ward 7.

  68. #68

    So here is thing, Lil Kevin weather he is innocent or not has hit a major political snafu.

    Point…blank…period

    Being accused of trying to pay for some punany ain’t no minor thang either.

    As Noodlez so aptly point out there are basic rules to this game. But, Lil Kevin’s problems lies in that he isn’t in office yet and will have to work extra hard at pointing out and distinguishing himself from a pack as well as the current host of the councilseat. These accomplishments have to be concrete for some to overlook the recent transgressions (i.e. being young and lawyer ain’t going to be enough) Now, one poster ask for some examples of accomplishments and another poster basically pushed back with if you don’t know then you don’t know him.

    Bong, another wrong political move especially, with dealing with commenters. Kevin aside from being named after his daddy is a political unknown and most voters aren’t in the circle to know of his accomplishments and therefore what has he done is a fair question.

    Why really? why?

    Because if he was the great and wonderful OZ as some are portraying Lil Kevey to be then they would have utilize this free media medium as a tool to advertise all the great and wonderful things that he has done for Ward 7 and those who may not even live in the Ward can tell those who do.

    Nope that fool told folks to take a Google hike.
    Thus my conclusion, which is the campaign and whoever is running it is a political amateur and with only about three months to go it will take a great deal for him to overcome this. I’m not sure if his daddy has enough juice to pull this one off, but the patient Lil Kevey is in critical condition.

  69. #69

    The area he was arrested in has a certain specialty! It's good to know he is really flexible when it comes to gender id!

  70. #70

    Regardless of his arrest, not that he is right or wrong - I still cannot vote for stupid girl, aka, ms piggy. If his only fault and crime is that he wanted a quickie - so be it. He hasn't stolen and mis-used ward 7 funding, he hasn't worked out a deal to re-district the ward in order to "get at" some ANC commissioners that he doesn't like. As for where he lives, where does stupid girl really lives. She uses her mother's address, but I haven't seen her and I live in the neighborhood. Unless he withdraws, I will take may chances. Better I know what we currently have and it's time to loose it!!!!

  71. #71

    CORRECTION: Regardless of his arrest, not that he is right or wrong - I still cannot vote for stupid girl, aka, ms piggy. If his only fault and crime is that he wanted a quickie - so be it. He hasn't stolen and mis-used ward 7 funding, he hasn't worked out a deal to re-district the ward in order to "get at" some ANC commissioners that he doesn't like. As for where he lives, where does stupid girl really lives. She uses her mother's address, but I haven't seen her and I live in the neighborhood. Unless he withdraws, I will take may chances. I know what we currently have and it's time to loose it!!!!

  72. #72

    I see Chavous around ALL THE TIME. If he doesn't live in Hillcrest then he at least does his grocery shopping here, gets his haircut here, pumps his gas here. When I see the guy he is always smiling and greeting people. We need that energy here. Instead of dividing people and pitting them against one another, Chavous seems to embrace the Ward and bring folks together. Yvette hasn't done a thing but marvel in the fact that she has a council seat.

  73. #73

    truthnow is definitely Kevin. I think he gave himself away with the fake Ollie post :-D Hey Kev! We still want to support you man. Just do the right thing and don't play us for fools.

  74. #74

    sorry CT but I am certain that Kevin has much more important things to do than than sit here and monitor comments on this one site. I started a convo/debate some time yesterday and it keeps going. Listen, if it comes out that Kevin was guilty and is well known on the strip then I'd advise him to bow out and stay off the political scene for a good while. All I'm saying is that as of right now, he is still the best candidate to move Ward 7 forward. If Kevin was heavy on these responses like I am then I would really hope you wouldn't support him. Do people want someone to work hard for ward 7 and move them forward, or is this a morality contest? The more people ignore real issues, the worse things will get. I know the family well and I've seen Kevin in action. That's why, even tho I answered some to a degree, I feel that I shouldn't have to sit here and tell people what Kevin has done and is still doing for the Ward. This is 2011, not '94. Go on the internet, pull a smart phone out, educate yourselves!!! Why do I have to answer your questions? If you really care, go find out! Folks can hop on twitter and facebook all day but can't take 2 seconds to go online and find out what Kevin did with the DC school voucher program, political rallies, community outreach events. These Alexander supporters sound like some damn GOP candidates the way they ignore facts and play devil’s advocate. I hope people keep posting on here all the way till April, lol...

  75. #75

    @ the fake Ollie Seymore 2:25PM #66: We all know for sure you are Kevin C or a family member! You are mad because the truth hurts! So Sad!

  76. #76

    The DC City Council is in the process of passing ethics legislation to govern the conduct of local elected officials. The wilson building is in need of new and ethical councilmembers. One of the key things is to avoid even the appearance of impropriety so that you don't have to make up excuses for being somewhere you should not of been and getting arrested for violating the law. The MPD undercover prostitutes have been doing the best they can to rid the city of johns who solicit sex from men/women.
    We should expect better from elected officials and wannabe politicians.

    Kevin get your act together and maybe you might regain some credibility in about 10 years. Now is not your time. As a ward 7 resident, the choice is keeping the devil we know or voting for Tom Brown who appears to be the right choice for ward 7 councilmember in april.

  77. #77

    Things don't look good for the young Chavous. His dad was a stand up guy. I thought he was what we needed. Now this out of left field? If the allegations are true, he is the dumbest person in the city. Being a lifelong resident, I'm sure he knows the hot spots in the city. I want to hear how the whole thing went down. Are we talking Eddie Murphy with the tranny in the car? Or was he approached and took the bait? Either way he still may get my vote. Last few months I been seeing him in Marshall Heights like every weekend doing his thing. That idiot Alexander is not getting the job done.

  78. #78

    I am not sure Kevin B ever had a full time JOB in his life so how is it that people think he is committed to public service? Sure, part time and internships but was he ever employed full time by anyone other than his father? DC politics has enough poverty pimps already.

    And by the way, those in the legal profession know that the only people who take the DC bar are those who cannot pass any other. In DC one can waive in from another state so normally a person takes Maryland, VA or those considered more difficult like NY or CA. By doing so one has more options of places where they can practice. Taking the DC bar only is not a good sign.

  79. #79

    @EmmJF I question you. Are you a jealous friend? or co-worker? Who wants to be in his shoes, in the forefront? The Council seat is technically "part time" so that makes him very qualified.

    You are "hating" in all shapes and forms. It seems like you knew the dude, and when he was doing his thing you were silent, and now when he is down, you jumping over him...but anonymously. I wonder if you have the balls to tell him this to your face... since you are really acquainted with him.

  80. #80

    Did Lil Kevin actually plead not guilty and does anyone know when his court date is?

  81. #81

    I believe that he is fighting all charges and claiming innocence. My understanding is that the incident occurred when he was leaving a holiday party/political function. It doesn't seem plausible that he, knowing he is running for public office and facing continuous scrutiny, would get drunk and try to solicit a prostitute. I'm interested to see what happens with the case. Nothing about it makes sense.

  82. #82

    Why do we continue to criminalize prostitution? Who does this law help? What does it solve? Legalization and regulation would make a lot more sense. Most of the trans girls who are on the stroll would love to be able to get a better job; they were driven to renting their bodies out of desperation caused by discrimination. As for KBC, whether he gets some on the side (and whether from a trans prostitute or not) is his girlfriend's business, but not ours.

    The miserable job the incumbent has done should be a much bigger controversy than KBC's extracurricular activities. But can we please stop calling her miss piggy? Personal insults contribute nothing to anyone's understanding and persuade no one. As for the notion that KBC should withdraw because he got arrested: excuse me, but have those who are urging this called for the resignations of the current officeholders who are facing arrest for much more serious offenses?

    As for KBC's accomplishments, what I know is that he is an attorney (a worthy achievement which we should encourage in others) and that he is D.C. coordinator for the Black Alliance for Educational Options, of which his father is chair and Cory Booker is a board member. If there's something wrong with BAEO, I haven't seen the case made on that. If working for your dad is a bad thing, tell that to the rich white guys whose careers were based on it.

    The question of where KBC really lives is a reasonable one, and he appears not to really live in the ward where he is running. That's a legitimate issue. Speculation about his sexual proclivities, while an inevitable consequence of his indiscreet behavior, is merely a distraction.

    The question for Ward 7 residents, as regards the upcoming election, is who offers better leadership. A friend told me last night that Kevin was out distributing campaign flyers. That at least shows some moxie. In any case, with the rap sheets some of our elected and re-elected leaders have, the notion that KBC's arrest means "it's over" is at odds with the city's experience.

  83. #83

    BTW, my reference to his "indiscreet behavior" assumes that the charges are true, which I don't know. So I should have said "alleged."

  84. #84

    @17thSt, would you care to share your opinion on what Alexander hasn't done for Ward 7 that she should've? I've read too many stories about her but no one seems able to construct a clear argument against her.

    "We don't like her" or "she's the worst" is not an argument.

  85. #85

    @SEis4ME, the main problem is not what she's done, but that she's done so little. LL in July - http://tinyurl.com/68p4ytw - wrote about her thin record. Her main ally on the Council seems to be Barry, the ex-con who wants to add ex-offender status to the Human Rights Act as a protected category, and who proclaimed himself a moral leader defending traditional marriage after his own three marriages. In one meeting with constituents, she was telling them what was and wasn't their issue; can you imagine such presumption?

  86. #86

    @17th, but you've shown exactly why Alexander and those like her continue to win, lack of an articulate opposition message.

    I'm assuming here, but LL doesn't live in Ward 7 - you do correct? So as a Ward 8 resident, no one has to tell me what Marion Barry has/hasn't done because I can find out what's lacking myself. Constructing an anti-Barry message meant to exacerbate the current ire against Alexander is not an articulate opposition message. Barry lives in Ward 8. So your thoughts about him are not that relevant.

  87. #87

    @SEis4ME if you don't live in Ward 7, why are you commenting? No offense, but I think only us Ward 7 residents should be posting stuff. Too often do we let outsiders come in and influence us against what is in our best interests. I feel that someone who doesn't live in Ward 7 is not that relevant in this post.

  88. #88

    "I feel that I shouldn't have to sit here and tell people what Kevin has done and is still doing for the Ward. This is 2011, not '94. Go on the internet, pull a smart phone out, educate yourselves!!!"

    Where is the sandman with the hook when you need him? Cause if I was lil Kevin's campaign manger and/or anyone who works for his campaign or even big Kevin and knew who this poster was I would yank his ass right off this post.

    Sounds like ya'll don't want win b/c you “don't feel like it”..Bahahaha! Not one campaign brain cell. This is the most press homebody has gotten albeit it negative but the most and you’re going to squander listing the great qualities and accomplishments that lil Kevin posses cause you don’t feel like it?

    Really?

    Cause playing the defensive card and calling people haters doesn't win any points. And while I don't have a dog in this fight, I do know plently of folks who keep calling and asking me my thoughts on the current roster of canidiates. Yup, some of those folks are grandma's and grandpa's who don't have google or smartphone.

    idoit!

  89. #89

    Hey Really? why are people calling YOU for thoughts on the current roster of candidates. You have internet right? Did you come on this post to find out information about K. Chavous. If so you could have used plenty of other online resources to find the info you're seeking. Seems like you're just trying to bash K. Chavous jr. and defend Alexander.

  90. #90

    @SEis4ME said "17th, but you've shown exactly why Alexander and those like her continue to win, lack of an articulate opposition message"

    Hollar!

    @whythecrapFVR...ummmm Really? no Really? WTF is this high school?

    We are all taxpaying DC citizen and weather we live in Ward 7 or not we can still have an opinion because at the end of the day the person occupying the councilseat doesn’t just make decesions just for Ward 7. The host of that seat makes policy and decesions that effect all of us.

    The curret host is on Public Services and Consumer Affairs Committee, Aging and Community Affairs, Committee on Health and Human Services, Environment, Public Works and Transportation Committee on Small and Local Business Development

    Raise you hand if you live outside Ward 7 and the above comittee impacts your life?

    You see all those hands whythecrapFVR?

    And like I said before this is one of the few blogs (depends on the day) but at least you can have a discussion about DC politics, so what does that tell you, well it tells you that these commenters are a little bit more vested in the political process.

  91. #91

    ummm bigmike what did I say negative about him?

    We already know about YA.

    I'm done cause ya'll are too much in ya'll feelings about listing what he has done.

    Fuck em at this point...good luck at beating the charge lil kevin.

    PS I hope the commenters aren't a representation of who is helping you are your campaign.

  92. #92

    Really?...I didn't see any hands up. Was I looking in the right place? What was the point of that? Don't think this is high school either...I thought it was a comment board. Maybe we're having two different conversations. I can't tell if you're trying to make a point or get in a fight. Don't get mad because everyone isn't buying your B.S. Then you say F him...why the cursing? If you can't keep your emotions in check then stay of the PC bro. What do you do for a living that has you so unsatisfied that you have to condemn a bright young candidate in a bad situation? Suppose you never made a mistake. And then to call the people on this post idiots. No respect man, we all from one city with one goal in mind, or so I thought. But if someone makes a point you don't like you call them an idiot. You definitely sound like you're from the Alexander camp right now.

  93. #93

    He is a fool everyone from DC knows what goes on down the infamous "K" street. He has a residence near there meaning he knows and has probably been there before. I dont understand he is a okay looking dude. Its to many people here for him to choose from to go pay for sex from a trannie. Im getting tired of black people with these jobs that are on the forefront of the media and they are doing dumb shit. It seems like the news is reporting less about crime and killings in the local neighborhood. Instead they are reporting how messed up the people that are running or trying to run this area is. Well another one to add to the list him along with M. Barry and his son, the officer in pg county, J.Johnson and his wife. The list goes on and its sad I mean we all have skeletons but some of us are more descreet..

  94. #94

    The crazy thing is...all this talk... and he is just a candidate. Clearly he had things going for him.. because of the quick backlash. If this were Rev Bill Bennett, would it have been leaked this fast and attracted this much attn. NO! What about Tom Brown?? No! Because ain't neither one of them raised as much NOISE in Ward 7 as this young man, Kevin Chavous.

    To all the haters ... the hate could come back to bite you in the arse (because I won't curse @whythecrapfvr. If he beats this charge... he'll WIN hands down!

    Yvette Alexander is so trash that as an incumbent, her fortune comes down to a case that has nothing to do with her. What a pity. She is TOAST... like someone said above.

  95. #95

    WORTH NOTING: LAMONT HARRELL GOT FIRED FROM THE FENTY ADMIN FOR CHECKING OUT PORN.

    THESE PEOPLE WILL DO AND SAY ANYTHING TO GET ELECTED.

    TOM BROWN IS WHERE ITS AT!

  96. #96

    @whythecrap, is this blog written by someone who lives in Ward 7? Is this paper/site run by someone who lives in Ward 7? No to both correct? That means that what you are saying is that "an article written (about Ward 7 politics)on a site by a person who doesn't in Ward 7, shouldn't elicit comments from others who don't in Ward 7? Oh ok.

    BTW, I live in Ward 8. Come back when you're interested in making sense. Gracias!

  97. #97

    DCNative to @SEis4ME: "Yvette Alexander hasn't done ANYTHING for her constituents. Are you W8 or W7? If you got Barry then lucky you bc thats who W7 has needed to step up for us for the last 5 years."

    @SEis4ME "@DCNative, I don't believe Alexander has done jack for Ward 7 in the same way I don't believe Barry "hasn't" for Ward 8. Sure, you can dislike Alexander. But you shouldn't make up a lie just to defend your position."

    Umm............ I ain't lying... BARRY HAS STOOD UP FOR WARD 7 RESIDENTS MORE THAN YVETTE ALEXANDER HAS SINCE SHE HAS BEEN IN OFFICE.

    You're in Ward 8... You see developments... new businesses... GROWTH... WE (in Ward 7... You know the other half of Southside) DO NOT! And we want to!

  98. #98

    Word is Kevin is afraid to plead not gulity and may try to get into some kind of diversion program.

    As a candiddate he should plead not guilty and assert his innocence.

  99. #99

    After reading these comments, I am even more convinced that black folks East of the River are in danger of losing a community that so many of them have called home for generations. Folks, lets face it, the East of the River community much like the rest of the city will be transformed and developed. The only question is will the people who have been there the longest be part of that transformation. I am not too sure. If one look at every single black community in this city which has been developed, black folks were forced out. Specifically, the U.ST corridor was once dominated by blacks but it was developed and blacks could not afford to say. The Columbia Heights area was dominated by blacks but it was developed and blacks could not afford to stay. The H.ST NE corridor was dominated by blacks but it was developed and blacks could not afford to stay. Again, the same can be said for nearly every community in this city where blacks had a prominent presence. Now, you have the East of the River community, which is really the last bastion of black pride and life. And unless that community get strong leaders who will demand that developers include blacks into any sort of proposed development, that community with be developed and the people who have called that community home for generations will be displaced. And to be frank, I don't believe that LIL Kevin, who works for an organization that has been funded to the tune of millions of dollars by corporate giants and whose entire political campaign is being funded and operated by corporate interest and political insiders, could serve as a forceful and passionate defender of the black working and middle class of that endangered community.

  100. #100

    A lot of the comments I have read on this blog, I have heard spoken by some people I have met in different meetings within Ward 7. I recognize some of you by your comments. You are the ones who were trying to get support for Ron Moten, Ron Brown, Sylvia Brown, and stupid girl. But, no one wanted to entertain those individuals. So, now you have something to chew on in regards to Kevin Chavous. Regardless of your negative comments, he still stands above all of the aforementioned individuals.

  101. #101

    Pleading NG might be risky; according to the facts there was a "monetary exchange." Now we all know sometimes MPD embellish these police reports (i.e. the Defendant "consented" when we searched his pockets; when really, we threatened the hell out of him until he said "ok"), but it just seems like an open-shut case. It was a simple transaction and all the State needs as evidence is the money Kevin gave, and the surrounding circumstances that he was wondering the block at that hour when he lives across town. Who knows, maybe there is police footage from an unmarked cruiser nearby. I think the diversion program would be best; do some community service (he does plenty already; he can easily mask it), maybe take a sex addiction class, and get on probation (no more arrests). Again, if he just admits his wrongdoing this could go very smoothly and he could pick up right where he left off with the campaign. People are very forgiving when you're upfront with them. All these posts about "well why would he do this?" are ridiculous. People make stupid mistakes. And everyone has a dark side which can be very different from the happy, wholesome face they present to the public. As someone noted, the kid lives nearby and this is probably something he would sneak and do occasionally. Unfortunately this time he got caught.

    I don't think KC taking the DC Bar or having worked only for his dad are bad things. Like someone noted above they are accomplishments in itself and all that matters is that the guy is passionate about helping Ward 7 and can effectuate real change through his personal/professional connections, power of speech, legal knowledge, creative thinking, schmoozing skills, etc. This is a bump in the road and yes it CALLS INTO QUESTION his personal discipline, exercise of judgment, and true intentions. This isn't just a simple private moral issue (when Bill Clinton had an affair, he did not break any laws; just his marriage vows). Is this just a young kid looking to hold a prestigious title, make 6 figures, and stay out on the party scene? Or does he truly want to help? People can say prostitution is a "victimless crime" but as a politician trying to help the city, he just needs to stay away from that. Most of these girls/trans get started at 12-14 years old. They are victims of their unfortunate circumstances--lack of opportunity, high crime, bad education, parents on drugs--the problems that plague the very ward of which Kevin is trying to help. So wtf was he doing helping perpetuate these community issues? It's just a sketchy and unfortunate situation. You want to look past it, but something just feels very wrong about it. People out here are struggling, without jobs or money and he's fooling around doing this. Also, so many young folks who have also TRULY committed themselves to public service over the years, but do not have the good fortune of Daddy's name, friends/associates and money to help launch their political career, would love this opportunity. And he seems to be squandering it to a certain extent. Just my thoughts.

  102. #102

    @SaveWard7, it seems that you have a personal grudge against Yvette, and if you do thats O.K.. But, my concerns goes far deeper than any personal dislike.

    You are asking and apparently advocating that tens of thousands of people who are in need of good representation put their lives and future in the hands of a person with the thinnest professional accomplishments and record. Aside, from Kevin's personal decisions, which I can care less about, he has failed to articulate how he will serve as a productive and effective council member for the ward 7 community. And, in fact, his professional record and political ideas suggest that he could be the worse person for the ward 7 community and the city as a whole as far as the black community is concern.

  103. #103

    Again, a lot of the thoughts and comments posted on here will either be valid or irrelevant once Kevin goes to court. Being a black man born and raised in Anacostia, with family uptown and all around the city, I don't trust cops. Every experience I've ever had with police has been a negative one. They will lie, steal, do whatever it takes to get that conviction. It would be nice to know the details of the arrest and how it all went down. I'm not claiming conspiracy theory, but from what I know about the guy it just doesn't add up. Sorry, but I question everything that's presented to me in life. If all we watched was FOX news and didn't ask any questions, we would think Obama was the anti-Christ or worst president in history.

  104. #104

    i hope the guy pulls through and beats Alexander. I been in W7 my entire life and aint seen 2 much change for the better. At least the young boy is a breath of fresh air that we could use. I won't speak on the charge until the facts come out. If he guilty then he gonna have to learn a lesson. If he not guilty then he need to be my councilman.

  105. #105

    @voiceover, you've been in Ward 7 all your life, haven't seen much change, and you blame Alexander? The CM who took over Vincent Gray's old job and after Sandy Allen? It seems to me that your "beef" should be with every Ward 7 CM who has been in office during your lifetime's worth of static change.

  106. #106

    That's what I was able to Google...

  107. #107

    That is the problem with senior citizens they always want a breath-of-fresh-air. They always want a young whipper-snapper to shake-up somethings. I can hear the senior citizen brigade now with "bless his heart."

  108. #108

    Mr. Remember is correct. All the old people in the city need to move the hell out cuz you aint doing shit to help. Alexander is gonna win, keep her seat, and shit won't change until they rebuild east of the Anacostia and push us blacks out. I'm glad young Chavous got screwed. We don't need nobody coming through trying to make shit better noways.

  109. #109

    It's just amazing that we as the black community are saying the same thing about LIL Kevin that we said about Mayor Fenty.

    Y'all remember. He's a breath of fresh air. He's a graduate of Howard Law School. He's well respected in the community. He's young and has alot of energy. He has a vision for the city. He's better than the incumbent. He's a young black man who deserves a chance.

    Unfortunately,whats really coming across through these comments is the notion that some of our so called black elite see LIL Kevin as having the right pedigree whereas the other black males who lives merely blocks from him are the outcast. They are the real criminals. They are real liars. They are the bad apples. Because,unlike, Lil Kevin, their father is not CHAVOUS. They did not attend Howard Law. They do not live in the HILLCREST community. They don't have the political ties or connections. Thus, they are the outcast who should be condemned and blamed for bringing down the community. Yet, LIL Kevin should be hailed the savior because he graduated from Law School. He should be elevated to the highest office in the Ward because his father is Kevin Chavous. He should be given all sort of favorable consideration for breaking the law. He need not be qualified for a position that others may have worked their entire lives to earn. After all, he is one of us. He is part of the black elite therefore he should be treated differently. This is a mentality which has divided and destroyed the black community. It is a mentality which ultimately will sentence the black community in this city to complete damnation.

  110. #110

    @truthnow-WHOEVA THE FUCK YOU ARE YOUR CONSTANT DRIVEL DEFENDING THAT BAMMA’S QUESTIONABLE AND IRRESPONSIBLE ACTIONS IS WEAK AND LACK SUBSTANCE. NOW YOU WANT DETAILS SO YOU CAN DECONSTRUCT THE ARREST TO FAVOR HIS BOY LOVIN ASS?

    EVERY BLACK MAN IN THE CITY CAN BOAST 'FUCK THE POLICE' BECAUSE OF SOME ARREST OR HARRASSMENT THAT WE THOUGHT WASNT JUST!! THE FACT OF THE MATTER REMAINS IS KEVIN CHAVOUS WAS IN A KNOWN TRANNY PROSTITUTE AREA DURING A TIME WHEN HIS ASS SHOULD'VE BEEN HOME WIT HIS MAMA. PERIOD!

    YO SUGARBRITCHES FOR YOU TO GET ON HERE AND CONSTANTLY DEFEND HIS ACTIONS LEADS ONE TO BELIEVE THAT MAYBE YOU WERE THE ONE HE WAS DOWN THERE SEARCHING FOR?!!!

  111. #111

    @tony. Try very hard to think back, we the residents in Ward 7 took a chance on an unknown, under skilled, unemployed Resident and supported her run and win not once but, twice. I do not have a grudge against stupid girl, just call it like I see it. I have known this person for years and have expressed my disappointment in their leadership in Ward 7 to her - many times. Over the years, we have fought the same battles, cried the sames chants, and when it came to support an inexperienced person, who we all thought would rise to the challenge, I fund raised, walked petitions, and knocked on doors for her to run and win the council seat.

    I have a vested interest in my Ward. I have the right to expect the best from my council person. At this time, stupid girl's time is UP. She needs to do what she always tells us in the "very rare" meetings that she attends in the ward - "I only want to do what is best for the Ward Seven Residents." So, STEP DOWN!!!!

  112. #112

    One of the best ways to seek political revenge is to identify a reasonable alternative. By which I mean, is to elect someone who share your views on how government should operate. Merely, replacing an undesired elected official with another elected official who may be even worst would be counter productive. And, it would only keep the political door open for the defeated official to return and/or maintain a strong political presence where he/she could influence the newly elected official decisions and or policies. I just think that the stakes are so high for the ward 7 community where a black candidate with a strong grass-root background is needed. Such, a candidate would be more likely to fight for the existing community when the time comes and do battle with the big developers who are surely on their way. In my judgment, the only way for the black community to survive in this city is by expanding and preserving the black middle class. This can only occur through economic policies which includes the working class. However, this is a tall order and it requires someone with a strong grass-root background who is not afraid to go toe to toe with the big boys in the private industry. I honestly do not believe LIL Kevin is that person.

  113. #113

    @tony makes a great point. Chavous is a great kid, an inexperienced lawyer, a passionate advocate for school vouchers, and he is out there campaigning hard right now attempting to hear the people's concerns. But this arrest puts into serious question his true intentions and qualifications, which were already in question even before the arrest. I was surprised to hear he was running so early. I think maybe he jumped the gun a little bit (maybe because he had no other job options? EmmJF may have a point). I expected him to run in another several years once he establishes himself a bit more and shows he is truly ready. I think this mishap shows he isn't there yet and people shouldn't overlook it so easily. But I do understand the gripes with Yvette. People want change and so they are looking to him as the "better" alternative and not necessarily the "best."

  114. #114

    Why don't folks just wake up and see this for what it is. Noodlez, is your caps lock stuck? Only people that type in ALL CAPS for EVERYTHING THEY WRITE are middle school kids who don't know how to type. You can articulate your thoughts and feelings without seeming like you are trying to yell louder than everyone if you just type coherently with facts to support your claims. Half you people on here aint from W7, but you wanna speak on what's best for us. Till he is found guilty, Kevin C. is who I'm going with. He has proven himself to me in the last 8 months or so that I've known him. Also know for a fact that the guy did grow up and live in W7. Hillcrest or not, the guy overcame a lot and worked hard to get where he is at. I know plenty of rich bamas who never tried to do shit with their lives. Know many poor people who worked hard to overcome their circumstances too. Who are we to judge whether or not somebody worked hard enough, was given more opportunity, etc. The disrespect that people are showing on this post for not only him but W7 as a whole is sick! Noodlez, you definitely sound like you have a personal vendetta against him. If you stop worrying about him and live your life you might just improve it. Maybe K street was YOUR spot, and now you’re mad that it’s getting all this attention now. You can’t do your thing over there anymore, sorry.

  115. #115

    Let me just say this and then I am done. If anyone thinks that Kevin B.'s run in with the law is going to be ignored by the public, if he decides to remain in this race, then they are kidding themselves. His "problem" will come to define his candidacy. His problem will come to define him. There will be on-going questions about his sexuality and his judgment. And, whatever agenda he wishes to advance will be all but ignored. Every time his name is mention in the news his "problem" will be mentioned. Every debate he engage in, his "problem" will be mentioned. Every T.V. and or radio ad ran against him will mention his problem. Every piece of campaign literature against him that comes from the various candidates will mention his problem. In fact, Kevin B. will quickly become the problem. The real question is whether the thousands upon thousands of innocence Ward 7 residents should be punished because of Kevin B. Chavous's problem.

  116. #116

    @FreDDMlK-YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE TYPICAL IDIOTS WHO THINK BECAUSE THEY HAVE A FACEBOOK AND/OR TWITTER ACCOUNT THEY CAN INTELLIGENTLY MAKE SOME POINTS. I’LL TAKE MY MIDDLE SCHOOL ANTICS OVER YOUR ELEMENTARY THOUGHT PROCESS ANYDAY. YOU ARE SAYING THE SAME SHIT AS HIS OTHER DEFENDERS.

    Didn’t you listen to the last round meathead?
    Pay attention your saying the same shit that he said.
    Matter a fact dawg, here's a pencil.
    Go home, write some shit, make it suspenseful
    and don’t come back until somethin dope hits you.
    Fuck it, you could take the mic home with you.

    -EMINEM

    YOUR SORRY ASS CAN’T EVEN GET PAST MY FONT SO I KNOW YOU ARE NOT IN MY WEIGHT CLASS. SLIM GET YOUR WEIGHT UP THEN STEP TO ME WITH SOMETHING OTHER THAN SOME SHIT THAT IS AN INCH DEEP AND A MILE WIDE!

  117. #117

    Hey noodlez I don't have twitter or facebook. I'm a grown man. And by the way...

    <>

    -Hova

    And if that doesn't make my point...

    <>

    -Tupac Shakur

    I hope you learned your lesson. I think K Chavous learned his. With all the Bull ish going on in the council Chavous is what's needed. Smart, driven, positive. He slipped up, allegedly, let's see what happens. Till then noodlez, you gon' learn to respect the king. Don't be the next contestant on that Summer Jam screen. Tell Yvette to enjoy them chitterlings at her mom house while she can.

  118. #118

    THAT SHIT WAS WHACK NIGGA! YOU AINT SHIT, I DON'T GOTTA QUOTE NOBODY.

    YO, THE NAME NAME NOODLEZ, YOU SOFTER THAN SOME POODLES
    YOU TRYING TO DEFEND KEVIN (HUH) FOR WARD SEVEN
    YOU A BITCH AND YA WHOLE CREW EAT A DICK
    IM VOTING FO ALEXANDER, CUZ SHE DA SHIT
    DONT LET ME CATCH YOU PASSING OUT FLYERS
    ILL RUN YOU OVER WITH MY NEW RANGE ROVE TIRES
    THEN ILL SEND YOU A POSTCARD FROM MIAMI
    YOU PROBABLY ON K STREET POSING AS A TRANNY

    -MYSELF ON THE SPOT BITCH

    MY WIFE LEFT ME TO BECOME A DAMN PROSTITUTE SO THIS STORY HITS HOME. KNOWING THAT A NIGGA LIKE THIS WAS GETTING WITH HER DRIVES ME BANOODLEZ. FreDDMlK YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE ME DOGGY. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  119. #119

    @FreDDMlK-WHAT?????
    WOW. WARD 7 DO HAVE PROBLEMS IF YOUR COMMENT IS ANY REPRESENTATION.

    @FAKE ASS noodlez-COME ON MAN THOSE 8 BARS SOUND LIKE SOME FOOL FROM GLEN BURNIE TRYIN' TO GET SOME STREET CRED!

  120. #120

    AND FURTHERMORE...FUCK IT...I AM GAY. WHAT I GOTTA LIE ABOUT, IM A HOMO.

  121. #121

    Sugarbritches? Nice, noodlez.

  122. #122

    "THEN ILL SEND YOU A POSTCARD FROM MIAMI
    YOU PROBABLY ON K STREET POSING AS A TRANNY"

    I can't lie. I laughed out loud, even if it was fake. This debate has taken a slight turn towards ignorance ha ha.

    I guess we can all get our popcorn ready and see how this election will pan out. Chavous may have been impolitic, but he certainly brought some needed attention to the issues plaguing leadership in DC. For all we know this was a publicity stunt. Alexander better come out with a sex tape and even the score.

  123. #123

    CT: Your previous comments are very well said.

    I live in Ward 7, though with recent redistricting, I am in Ward 8. I have no personal hatred. My thoughts are more like, "THAT dude is running for office?" I never saw a thirst for social change, charisma, or any great mind. This city, and especially east of the river, is desperately in need to leadership. I am not fond of nepotism nor political familial legacies, whether it is a Clinton, Kennedy, Bush, or others.

    Isn't getting an education the LEAST we should expect from someone? It is a good accomplishment, but the fact that many black men do not achieve this should not make this achievement any better or worse than what we all hope for our children. KBC was not raised in the 'hood for god's sake! And when one comes from a family of privilege, is raised in a nice family, goes to good schools as a child, I think this accomplishment does seem a little... underwhelming. Not bad, not good, it just is. I think we need to be careful of this 'soft bigotry of low expectations' that is overflowing in DC. The community and the city deserves more.

    I do find it interesting to see the vitriol that people direct towards a black WOMAN (Ms. Alexander) while protecting this black MAN and his reputation. Says something about the community and I don't think it's a good thing. Blacks forgive far too easily in my opinion, even when its against one's own best interests.

  124. #124

    Well said, EmmJF. I'm not a fan of Miss Alexander by any means but the constact excuses for this grown man who made both a stupid and quite frankly, an arrogant decision is sad and indicative of our lack of progression.

  125. #125

    OMG!...This one is for the record books. LOL@Noodlez and Tupac...LMAO!!!

    I can't stop lol...

  126. #126

    Wow, this post has taken a turn to the ignorant side. I like how passionate everyone is though, hopefully that translates into more social awareness and community involvement in W7. I don't think anyone is trying to excuse Kevin's actions, but I personally think he deserves a chance still. At this point he should stay in the race. If he loses, go back to the drawing board and try again once he is more established within the W7 communities, a few years from now or so. Nobody ever implied that Hillcrest is "in the hood", but it is certainly in an area that can provide one an awareness of what goes on in disenfranchised, impoverished areas. More so than somebody who lives in Laurel or parts of northern VA. If he continues to work hard for the people and stays out of trouble then this will be a HUGE learning experience. I don't think Alexander is a horrible person. People do refer to her in a very disrespectful manner and she does not deserve that. However, it is a testament to how upset W7 residents are with her as councilman. I still believe, from what I've experienced in W7 and from what I know about Chavous, that if he were to win he would do a great job for years to come. Maybe now isn't his time though. If Alexander keeps her seat everyone posting on here needs to accept it and do our part to improve the ward. We can't sit around expecting someone else to make things better and then being upset that things didn't work out the way we wanted.

  127. #127

    what a debate

  128. #128

    YALL SEE FreDDMlK DONT WANNA FUCK WITH THE KID! I SMASHED DUDE LIKE A K STREET TRANNY, HAHAHA! THIS NIGGA CHAVOUS IS DONE! YOU HOMO ASS NIGGAS WANNA KEEP DEFENDING HIM SOUND STUPID AS HELL! MY WARD BEEN GHETTO AND BROKE FOREVER, THAT SHIT AINT NEVER GONNA CHANGE!

    Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say, But nothin comes out when they move their lips
    Just a buncha gibberish, And muthafuckas act like they forgot about Dre

    -EMINEM

    HAHAHA! I LOVE THAT WHITE BOY, HIS VERSES DAMN NEAR SUM UP EVERY THOUGHT I'VE EVER HAD! THIS NIGGA KBC IS SO DONE IT AINT EVEN FUNNY. I HOPE COPS KEEP CRACKING DOWN ON PROSTITUTION TOO. NOW I CAN GET MY HUSTLE ON ALL WITHOUT LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER. MY WIFE MAY HAVE LEFT ME, BUT MY MONEY DIDN'T NIGGA! HAHAHAHAHA!

  129. #129

    I SMASHED DUDE LIKE A K STREET TRANNY

    I know I shouldn't be encouraging this but OMG once again! And the irony is that a k street tranny's services is likely what Kevin is being accused of trying to buy.

    Ok, I'm going to stop lol now.

  130. #130

    From the looks..... My candidate still looking good!

    Kevin For 7!

  131. Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich
    #131

    My question, was this young man lookin for some poontag from women or trannies? Most people that have lived in D.C. for over 20 years know, this area of Northeast D.C. is known for Drag Queens and Trannies.

  132. Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich
    #132

    Maybe he needs to come to the 'House of Prayer' for some salvation. LOL

    D.C. has one of the highest AIDS/HIV rates in the country and particularly in the black community.

  133. #133

    the city council approval reating is like 30% or some shit. This nigga Kevin Chavous could do a better job than that.

  134. #134

    @Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich. Come to that disfunctional church...weren't they fist fighting in that church when Bishop Madison died a few years ago???
    @truthnow Beverly Bass Chavous lives in Hillcrest, not Anacostia...know your Ward 7 neighborhood before discussing the ward in an expert manner
    @EmmJF Good, thoughtful, insightful comments...you should run. Your comments are better than any of the candidates

  135. #135

    @Really Forward 7 Shut the hell up you stupid idiot. I hope your not in public office. You sound like some white republican from Bowie trying to sound like they know about the city. Do you work on K street at night? I think we may know you better as "Peaches"? HAHAHA!

  136. #136

    @RIPnoodlez you seem to know a lot about what goes on in the K St area. Sounds like you frequent the area. It's always some punk-bitch faggot like you trying to call somebody out. It's easy to hide behind the internet...but I know you; you better watch your back.

  137. #137

    Did I not tell everyone that this guy is an idiot way back when he was "exploring" the possibility of running for office? (Okay, fair 'nuff: calling someone running for elected office in DC an idiot is like calling cats "furry").

  138. #138

    What's the trial date?

  139. #139
  140. #140

    Correction, an initial conference is Jan. 24. No trial date yet.

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