02/10/16 10:04am

ems emergency
Photo by PoPville flickr user Miki J.

Starting to get a few emails about this – Susan comments:

“Just read the resignation letter of Jullette Saussy. OMG I knew our EMS system had problems, but had no idea it was this bad. Why can’t the city keep people like her employed? Our EMS system needs a major overhaul, but likely the Mayor will appoint another person from within and we’ll be stuck with the incompetence.

Here is her letter.”

02/10/16 9:40am

map
via google maps

“Dear PoPville,

Had a gross, slightly scary experience around 9am on my walk to work. Walking on the north side of M St. NE between 5th and 6th a black man wearing winter clothes and a black ski mask walked down the street exposing and touching himself. He looked totally normal until passing within feet of me. I had initially smiled a morning greeting (California in me …) and immediately changed to a look of disgust when I saw what was going on. This is two blocks from a school and in a neighborhood full of kids and families. Please share.”

Ed. Note: A 911 operator said someone else had called it in at 6th and M and officers were sent to the scene.

02/10/16 8:36am

shooting
Photo courtesy Spatula Pete

From MPD:

“On February 9, 2016, at approximately 8:45pm, First District members responded to the Unit block of M Street, Northwest, for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, an adult male victim was located in the block suffering from apparent gunshot wound(s). The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced. The Homicide Branch is actively investigating this offense. Anyone with information concerning this offense is asked to call the Homicide Branch at (202) 645-9600 or (202) 727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

02/09/16 4:25pm

memorial fundraiser
courtesy Matt Shlonsky Memorial Fund

“Dear PoPville,

I was a close friend of Matt Shlonsky, the American University alum who was killed in the Shaw Metro shooting in August. Since that time, a group of Matt’s friends and I have established a Memorial Fund in his name with American University’s School of International Service. The Matt Shlonsky Memorial Fund was established within American University’s School of International Service this fall.

This event will be the second fundraiser for the Fund, and is scheduled for 7:00pm on February 11th at Town Hall in Glover Park [2340 Wisconsin Ave NW]. The goal is to raise an additional few thousand dollars, as well as spread awareness about the Fund and our goals. So far we have raised close to $25,000, which is half way to our goal of $50,000, at which point the Fund will exist in perpetuity.”