I just reviewed the posts for the month and realized that the focus has been almost exclusively on crime. How did that happen? On the way to work this morning there were a half dozen cops between RI ave and the Harry Thomas Rec Center standing in the rain. One was a Lt. that was at our PSA meeting, who seems to be a good cop.
Visit this great post by Velvet in Dupont on several of her interactions with MPD and 311.
Here is a note from Miss Cleopatra Jones:
Dear Constituents/ Neighbors;
Smile you are on camera! Hard work has benefitted the community. Surveillance cameras to deter crime are up on the corner of Lincoln Road & R. Street, NE. The community will be getting more cameras installed, I will give you an up-date as cameras pop -up.
I just hope that these cameras are as effective as the proponents believe they will be.
Election season blues. I am saddened to see that once again we have very little choice in the mayoral race. Wouldn't it be great to have seriously talented candidates vying for the top spot? Instead we have an inexperienced young lawyer who has been admonished twice for being inept; and a woman who has been part of the problem for the last 20 years.
How are Fenty or Cropp really going to change the city for the good? Have either of them been a positive influence on the city during their tenures in City Council?