Posts Tagged ‘Cathy Lanier’

Judge in Gun Case Denies District’s Stay Request

Court injunction lifted requirement to have a reason to carry a gun.

Muriel Bowser: No Pot Nightclubs for D.C.

Legalization won't allow getting high in private clubs.

Bowser Backs Pot, Turns Down Retrocession on Meet the Press

Muriel Bowser goes national.

MPD Is Now Issuing Body Cameras to Some D.C. Cops

Five different kinds of cameras will be tested, and the videos will be subject to FOIA. (Don't worry, officers can turn them off in the bathroom.)

Crash Course

Twenty-year-old Arnell Robinson andMetropolitan Police Department Officer Michael Pepperman started on opposite ends of the 400 block of O Street NW on the afternoon of March 6, 2009. Robinson rode an unregistered motorbike; Pepperman, on his way to sign warrants at the courthouse, drove an unmarked police Ford Taurus. Only one of them would make [...]

Morning Links

Early voting starts today at Judiciary Square. [Post]
Washington Post editorial board endorses Brianne Nadeau in Ward 1, Charles Allen in Ward 6, Nate Bennett-Fleming for at-large. [Post]
Hakim Sutton, former Michael Brown treasurer accused of massive campaign theft, turns himself in. [Post]
Muriel Bowser leads the latest Mayoral Power Rankings. [LL]
Gray takes on his foes in NewsChannel 8 debate. [LL]
Jack Evans: Fears of gentrification pushing out residents [...]

Morning Links

Keeping on police chief Cathy Lanier turns out well for Vince Gray. [Post]
Tommy Wells leads D.C. for Democracy endorsement vote, but falls short of the endorsement. [LL]
Post ed board: ethics board out-hustles inspector general on judge scandal, despite fewer resources. [Post]
Wells: I was "duped" over D.C. Council vote about Jeff Thompson. [LL]
Mayoral power rankings return, with a new floating head on [...]

Police Union Boss Kris Baumann Won’t Run Again

Here's a New Year's gift for Mayor Vince Gray and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier. After eight years leading the Fraternal Order of Police, union chairman Kris Baumann says he won't run for re-election to his position later this year.
As union head, Baumann has scrapped with the police brass and two mayoral administrations over everything from the All Hands [...]

Morning Links

Jim Graham, who still hasn't announced his Ward 1 re-election plans, heads to News Channel 8 at 10 a.m. for an announcement. [Twitter]
Who are Vince Gray's voters? [Post]
Gray: lack of voting rights for District has parallels to apartheid. [WAMU, Post]
Colby King: Gray wants to "win at all costs." [Post]
Police chief Cathy Lanier discusses officers connected to child porn and [...]

D.C. May Decriminalize Marijuana

Ward 6 D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells' marijuana decriminalization bill earned nine other backers at today's D.C. Council mega-hearing. That means there could be a Council majority for an inevitable vote on the bill, which would replace criminal penalties for possession of less than an ounce of pot with a $100 fine.
The bill, which would also legalize marijuana [...]

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