Posts Tagged ‘Cathy Lanier’

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier on Disorderly Conduct, Pepin Tuma, and “Verbal Judo”

On Friday, Pepin Tuma filed suit against the District of Columbia—and MPD officer James Culp—for violating his constitutional rights. Tuma's suit concerns a year-old U Street incident, in which Tuma announced in a sing-song voice, "I hate the police"—and Culp responded by arresting Tuma for disorderly conduct and calling him a "faggot."
Yesterday, D.C. Police Chief [...]

Pepin Tuma Sues D.C. Over False Arrest, Anti-Gay Slur

On July 26, 2009, Pepin Tuma and two friends were strolling down U Street, discussing "the excessive use of police powers" in the recent arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates. Within "seconds," Tuma says an MPD officer had him pushed up against a utility box, handcuffed, and arrested for "disorderly conduct." Last Friday, Tuma [...]

The Morning After: Fully Employed Housewife Edition

* Alyssa Rosenberg articulates my annoyance with the glamorization of "housewife":

Fraternal Order of Police Calls for Investigation into D.C. Police Sexual Assault Reporting

The Fraternal Order of Police—representing D.C.'s 3600 police officers, detectives, and sergeants—has called for an investigation into the D.C. police department's reporting of sexual assault. "The Department has failed to publicly admit or recognize what could be described as an alarming rise in sexual assaults in the District of Columbia," Kristopher Baumann, chief of the [...]

Sexual Assault Reports Way Up In D.C.

On WTOP's "Ask the Chief" program last week, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that sexual assault reports are up in the District this year. In several of D.C.'s police districts, "they're up double-digit percentages," Lanier said—and according to WTOP's Mark Segraves, "serious sexual assaults" in the Seventh District are up by as much as [...]

D.C. Police’s Approach to LGBT Issues A “Severe Disappointment”

According to a coalition of LGBT activist groups, the D.C. police department's recent plans for dealing with crimes involving gay, lesbian, and transgender citizens have registered as a "severe disappointment" to the LGBT community.
Recently, D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier decided to restructure the department's Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU)—a unit of officers specially-trained in [...]

Gay Man Arrested For Mocking Police Bigotry

Pepin Tuma, a 33-year-old gay man, was discussing the recent arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates with a few friends as they walked to Cobalt on July 26. At some point in the pre-bar jaunt, the Washington Blade reports, Tuma loudly condemned the alleged bigotry in the case in a sing-song voice: "I hate [...]

Anti-Hate Crime Group To Meet With Lanier

GLOV (Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence) is holding an open community forum on Tuesday, June 2, with D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier.
The deets:
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Foundry United Methodist Church
5:00 – 6:00 pm Community discussion on public safety and anti-GLBT crime
6:00 – 7:00 pm DC Chief of Police Cathy Lanier joins the discussion
According to the press [...]

GLBT Activists Meet With Fenty on Hate Crimes

Today, Mayor Adrian Fenty took a break from his pre-inaugural planning blitz to meet with the co-chairs of GLOV (Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence), Chris Farris and Todd Metrokin about what GLOV says is a crises-point in hate-bias related crimes against the gay community. Fenty and GLOV were joined by Police Chief Cathy Lanier and [...]

GLOV Gets Its Meeting With Fenty

Last month, the leaders of local anti-hate crime initiative Gays and Lesbians Opposed to Violence (GLOV) called out Adrian Fenty for snubbing their request for a meeting about what they've characterized as acts of violence against D.C.'s gay community. This week, GLOV co-chair Chris Farris announced, and Metro Weekly reported, that Fenty will, in fact, [...]