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DC Voters Support Marijuana Legalization at 65%


This November, voters in the district will have a chance to legalize marijuana for personal use, and polling thus far makes it look like a strong likelihood to pass. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:01 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Who’s Looking Out for D.C. Inmates?


Being sentenced to prison in the District of Columbia is unlike being sentenced in any other state. If you commit a felony in D.C. and are given a prison sentence, you will be serving your time in a federal facility. For many people, this means spending your sentence hundreds of miles from the nearest friends and family, and it means an utter sense of aloneness. But, one D.C. group is working to ensure these inmates know someone’s got their back.

The D.C. Corrections Information Council is small, very small. With only three council members who all work on a volunteer basis,  it has its work cut out for it. From 2005 and 2012, the board had no members, so really, it’s doing better now than ever before. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 11:52 am and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

DC Police Drug Unit Disbanded


Ten or fifteen years ago, disbanding a group of cops tasked with enforcing street-level drug laws would have been a tragedy. Now, as Washington D.C. experiences lower crime rates and a changed drug market, it seems like the most logical thing to do. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 6:27 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

DC Gets Tougher Drunk Driving Laws


A new drunk driving laws in the District doubles mandatory minimums for drivers arrested and convicted with a blood alcohol level of .20, or well over twice the legal limit. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 4:23 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Expired Tags in DC Could Get You Arrested


A little-known practice in the District could have you behind bars for missing your vehicle registration renewal date. According to the Washington Post, the practice was instituted many years ago as a way for police to target drug dealers. But it’s being used against the common folks now too, and seems like a bit of major overkill. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 10:41 am and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

DC Assault from 3 Years Ago Upgrade to Homicide


An assault that took place over 3 years ago in DC has been amended to a homicide, after the victim ultimately died resulting from his injuries in the incident. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at 2:56 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Sexual Assault of a Teen in DC


A strange and disturbing story about a 14 year old girl being sexually assaulted in a car appeared in the Washington Post Crime Scene. While the story is light on details, it says that a masked assailant with a gun robbed and assaulted the teen in a car, around midnight. There was also a 17 year old present in the car with the 14 year old. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 at 11:43 am and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Bicycle Hit and Run Upgraded to Vehicular Homicide


The hit and run on a bicycle we posted the other day  has now changed to a homicide. The man who was struck by the bicyclist has died from his injuries, according to the Washington Post. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 9th, 2010 at 11:08 am and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Hit and Run on a Bicycle


It is possible to commit a hit and run as a bike rider. Apparently, that happened on a DC street when a bicyclist struck an elderly couple walking on Massachusetts Avenue NW last week, resulting in critical injuries to the man. [Read More…]

This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 11:17 am and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Metro Transit Police Department Gets License Plate Readers


The Metro Transit Police Department of Washington DC is the latest local law enforcement agency to deploy automatic license plate reader technology.

Automatic licence plate readers scan plate numbers and match the tags with those in databases directly on-board the police cruisers. The speed of the scanners means that the police officer can drive at highway speed, and identify vehicles in the opposite lane who may be flagged in their database.

Typical reasons a car may be flagged would be if it is reported stolen, or if the owner is wanted for criminal warrants, suspended license, or on a terrorist watch list. But ultimately, license plate scanners are collecting vast amounts of data on all citizens.

If the system identifies a car in it’s database, the officer inside is instantly alerted to the proximity of this vehicle so he or she can take action.

According to news reports, the MTPD has 8 police cruisers equipped with these systems. You can expect them to be patrolling the parking lots around Metro stations and finding stolen cars regularly.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 1:55 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.