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  • Washington DC is now so crime-ravaged locals are driving tiny distances instead of walking and are too scared to go out during the day,

    09/13/2023 3:47:21 AM PDT · by dennisw · 60 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 13 September 2023 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    Nora Fanfalone, 28, a management consultant, said she now uses the service entrance to her downtown apartment building to avoid being shoved by an aggressive man again, or witnessing a gunfight on her doorstep, as happened recently. 'I'm like, 'How did I get this wrong? I live across from the Smithsonian and there's an Hermès store two blocks away,' she told the paper. 'It's very surprising that public safety is an issue in a neighborhood with such high traffic and major attractions.' Ronald Moten, 53, who lives in Ward 7's Hillcrest neighborhood, said he now avoids going to the gas...
  • Durbin: ‘Hard’ to See What’s Causing D.C. Crime Surge, I Know Lack of Gun Control Is Part of Chicago’s Problem

    09/12/2023 4:25:06 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/12/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Senate Majority Whip and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) responded to a question on the crime surge in Washington, D.C. and what can be done for crimes committed without a gun by stating that “it’s hard to put your finger on it for any given city.” And “Some of this is going to take addressing issues that are really deep-seated in terms of poverty and the way children are being raised,” Durbin also stated that he knows that lack of gun control is a part of the crime issue in...
  • D.C. Grocery Store Removes Brand Names from Shelves to Prevent Theft

    09/04/2023 7:21:31 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/04/2023 | Paul Bois
    A Giant grocery store in Southeast Washington, DC, has removed name brands like Advil, Colgate, and Tide from its shelves to better prevent a spike in theft. Beyond the removal of brands, shoppers at Giant will also be required to show their receipts to security guards before exiting the store. Ira Kress, president of the chain, told the Washington Post that the store can no longer serve the community by keeping its stores at high risk.
  • Prosecutorial Indiscretion - Washington, D.C.’s attorney general puts politics before public safety.

    08/31/2023 6:06:10 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | 30 Aug, 2023 | Sean Kennedy
    Amid a surge in youth-driven violent crime in the nation’s capital, newly elected attorney general for the District of Columbia Brian Schwalb is laser-focused—on his political enemies. Reports suggest that Schwalb is investigating, of all people, Leonard Leo, the longtime chairman of the Federalist Society. Leo is an odd target for a probe, since his supposed malfeasance is financial self-dealing related to nonprofits registered in other states. If those allegations are substantiated, they would constitute federal tax and wire-fraud crimes—infractions far outside the jurisdiction of D.C. authorities. Stranger still, the precipitating complaint against Leo for alleged “dark money” shenanigans was...
  • Girl, 16, stabbed to death during fight over sweet and sour sauce outside DC McDonald’s

    08/29/2023 5:41:26 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 79 replies ^ | August 29, 2023 | Allie Griffin
    A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death outside a Washington, DC-area McDonald’s in an apparent dispute about sweet and sour sauce over the weekend. Naima Liggon, of Waldorf, Maryland, was allegedly killed by another 16-year-old girl outside the fast food chain in a popular nightlife section of the city around 2 a.m., the Metropolitan Police said. The deadly knife attack stemmed from an argument over the nugget dipping sauce between the teens and a third girl, Detective Brendan Jasper testified in court Monday, according to the Washington Post. The verbal dispute turned physical as Liggon and the third girl hit...
  • DC FACE trial: Pro-life defense not allowed to say ‘infanticide,’ ‘abortion,’ or ‘innocent lives’

    08/18/2023 8:35:05 AM PDT · by CFW · 21 replies
    LifeSitenews ^ | 8/17/23 | Louis Knuffke
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – In a criminal trial I thought it was the job of the defense to argue in any way they thought reasonable to defend their client in court. I also thought it was the job of the jury to adjudicate the truth of the arguments offered by each side; and that it was the job of the judge to assure as much as possible that impartial jurors be selected to adjudicate whether the guilt of the defendants has been proven or not, and to impartially oversee the procedural progress of the trial. Such, however, does not seem...
  • D.C. Circuit Revives Viewpoint Discrimination Suit Against District of Columbia

    08/15/2023 3:06:59 PM PDT · by CFW · 6 replies
    Reason ^ | 8/15/23 | JONATHAN H. ADLER
    The District allowed "Black Lives Matter" protestors to violate the city's defacement ordiance, but enforced the law against groups with a different political message. Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit revived a lawsuit agaisnt the District of Columbia for selective enforcement of the district's defacement ordinance in violation of the First Amendment. Judge Rao wrote for the court in Frederick Douglass Foundation v. District of Columbia, joined by Judge Childs, reversing the district court's dismissal of the Foundation's First Amendment claim, but affirming dismissal of an Equal Protection claim. Judge Wilkins concurred in the judgment. Judge...
  • Blue Collar Anthem – Oliver Anthony: “Rich Men North of Richmond”

    08/12/2023 2:14:11 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 37 replies
    The raw honesty of it, in combination with the non-pretending soul of Oliver Anthony, is making this viral. [2.5 million views on YouTube in 3 days]God love him, he’s right. Watch
  • WATCH: Video Shows The Moment Rand Paul Staffer Stabbed In D.C.

    08/08/2023 7:09:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | August 8, 2023 | Ryan Saavedra
    Video footage emerged on Tuesday showing the moment that a staffer for Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was brutally stabbed in Democrat-controlled Washington, D.C. The Washington Post obtained the footage of Glynn Neal allegedly attacking Phillip Todd back in March after Todd left a restaurant with a friend. Todd and his friend were walking out of the frame of the video when the suspect charges in and tackles Todd to the ground and begins repeatedly stabbing him. “What the f***,” a voice on camera says before Todd’s friend rushes in to get the suspect off of him. The two men then...
  • DC crime surges as Democrat councilman pleads for National Guard backup

    08/08/2023 6:30:43 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 8, 2023
    A Washington, D.C., city councilman said it might be time to bring in the National Guard as the city continues to be battered by high crime. "The crime is out of control and getting worse by the day. We must declare an emergency regarding the crime and violence in our neighborhoods and act urgently. It may be time to call on the National Guard to protect the children and innocent people that are losing their lives to this senselessness," Councilmember Trayon White Sr. said Tuesday at a press conference, WUSA 9 reported. "I am tired of burying our children. We...
  • Hunter Biden remains 'good standing' member of DC Bar despite facing criminal charges

    07/27/2023 9:48:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/27/23 | Brandon Gillespie
    Hunter Biden continues to be a "good standing" member of the Washington, D.C. Bar despite facing multiple criminal charges and violating the organization's rules of professional conduct. First reported by the Daily Caller, Biden told the judge during his first appearance in a Wilmington, Delaware federal court, in which his expected plea deal ultimately collapsed, that he was a member of the D.C. and Connecticut Bars. According to the D.C. Bar website, Biden remains a member in "good standing," despite the rules of professional conduct stating that it is misconduct for a lawyer to "commit a criminal act that reflects...
  • Funnel spotted in DC, microburst reported in NYC as severe storms sweep Northeast, mid-Atlantic

    07/26/2023 6:18:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/26/2023 | Scott Sistek , Angeli Gabriel
    Scattered severe thunderstorms are pummeling parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast Wednesday afternoon, including much of the major I-95 corridor cities of New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., bringing heavy rains, strong winds, frequent lighting and even a sighting of a funnel over the Washington Capitol. Some of the severe thunderstorms could bring wind gusts of 60-70 mph, according to the National Weather Service. On Tuesday afternoon, a funnel was spotted above the US Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The funnel did not pose any risk to the area. “That is not a tornadic situation,” said FOX Weather meteorologist Jordan...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Security Footage Undermines Key Claims in Police Report in Death of Rosanne Boyland on Jan. 6

    07/24/2023 2:24:51 PM PDT · by CFW · 27 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 7/23/23 | Joseph M. Hanneman
    After CPR and other lifesaving efforts inside a basement entrance to the U.S. Capitol failed, Jan. 6 protester Rosanne M. Boyland was moved up one level to the Crypt, where DC Fire and EMS Department paramedics continued resuscitation efforts for another 40 minutes, new security video shows. Previously unreleased Capitol Police closed-circuit-television footage obtained by The Epoch Times adds crucial new details to the tragic story of Ms. Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Georgia, who died after collapsing outside the Lower West Terrace tunnel on Jan. 6, 2021. The security video deflates claims made in the initial Capitol Police report that...
  • Two-Tiered 'Justice' Intended to Incite Rebellion

    07/12/2023 4:29:00 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Jul, 2023 | J.B. Shurk
    There is no question that the D.C. Establishment has been using J6 to pick a fight with ordinary Americans. John and Nisha Whitehead over at The Rutherford Institute always write compelling essays documenting America's descent toward tyranny. "A State of Martial Law: America Is a Military Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy" is no exception and deserves reading. In that essay, the legal duo reminded me of something John Lennon once warned: "When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system's game. The establishment will irritate you — pull your beard, flick your face —...
  • Conspiracy Theory or Not, the FBI Just Refueled a Top January 6 Narrative

    07/12/2023 6:46:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/12/2023 | Matt Vespa
    The FBI faced a grilling on the Hill Wednesday as Director Christopher Wray answered multiple questions about how our nation’s top investigative and domestic intelligence agency has devolved into a rogue security bureau. From questions surrounding a raid on a pro-life activist’s home to whether the FBI is illegally obtaining location data without warrants, it seemed everyone has a question regarding the conduct of this once reputable law enforcement body. "They did not storm his house...not at gunpoint!"— (@townhallcom) July 12, 2023Katie wrote about how the FBI acquires the personal bank records of Americans who have purchased firearms....
  • BREAKING NEWS: One person is killed and two are injured by DC hit-and-run driver who struck victims by National Mall while fleeing SECRET SERVICE cops who spotted car's expired tag

    07/12/2023 3:53:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/12/23 | Keith Griffith
    The US Secret Service is seeking a driver who killed one pedestrian and injured at least two others while fleeing a police traffic stop near the National Mall in Washington DC. The shocking incident occurred shortly before 1.30pm on Wednesday, when uniformed Secret Service agents attempted to pull over a vehicle near 17th Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW, an agency spokesman told Lt. Paul Mayhair of the Secret Service Uniformed Division said federal agents with the division tried to pull over the vehicle after spotting its expired registration. 'The suspect indicated that they would stop the vehicle, but...
  • DC Should Be Renamed for Benedict Arnold

    07/10/2023 4:55:49 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 Jul, 2023 | J.B. Shurk
    There is no doubt in my mind that if General George Washington were alive to see how the permanent political class had defiled his good name, he would raze D.C. to the ground. "But George," I imagine Martha pleading, "there surely are some good people in the nation's capital who still serve the Republic." "I don't think so. They celebrate baby murder, educate children inside brothels, tax the people to death, corruptly enrich themselves, and send the poorest to fight foreign wars for vague reasons." "In that case, wait here; I'll go grab the torches." Martha was a patriotic and...
  • DC Disciplinary Board Recommends Disbarring Giuliani (Breaking)

    07/07/2023 3:22:54 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 67 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Wall Street Journal
    This is just breaking now. Posting for reference. This follows on the heels of Giuliani’s extensive 8-hour proffer interview with DOJ recently, indicating perhaps increasing cooperation with Special Counsel..
  • Interpreter who served with US forces in Afghanistan, fled Taliban takeover is shot dead while driving Lyft in DC

    07/07/2023 8:17:58 AM PDT · by rod5591 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 6, 2023 | Patrick Riley
    A father of four who had served as an interpreter alongside US special forces in Afghanistan and escaped after the Taliban takeover was gunned down while working as a Lyft driver in Washington, DC, early Monday. Nasrat Ahmad Yar, 31, decided to work a few extra hours for the rideshare service, despite his wife’s protests that night, telling her they needed money for the rent, a friend told WUSA9. He was shot and killed in his car a short time later after they spoke. Shortly after midnight on Monday, DC Metro police found Ahmad Yar with a single gunshot wound...
  • Three DC businesses hit with explosive devices, Molotov cocktail

    07/02/2023 8:02:14 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    thehill ^ | 7/2/2023 | BY OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    Washington, D.C. authorities said that three local businesses on Sunday were hit with explosive devices and a Molotov cocktail. In a news release, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said that the suspected attacks happened within a fifteen-minute span. At approximately 4:30 a.m., the suspect detonated an explosive device on the sidewalk outside the ATM of a Truist Bank located in the Northeast section of the city, adding that the explosive device caused damage at the location. Six minutes later, authorities said the suspect detonated an explosive device on the sidewalk in front of the doors at the Nike Store located...