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Thanks to all who emailed and tweeted us links to articles about this – from the NY Times:
“A federal judge on Saturday overturned the Washington, D.C., ban on carrying handguns outside the home, saying it was unconstitutional. The court ordered the city to allow residents to carry handguns outside their homes and to let nonresidents carry them as well.”
“However, the D.C. attorney general’s office said it would seek a stay of the ruling while the city decides whether to appeal.
In an order approved by Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, police were told that District residents are permitted to carry pistols if the weapons are registered. Those who had not registered their handguns could be charged on that ground, the instruction said.”
From Council Member and Democratic Nominee for Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office:
“Democratic Nominee for Mayor, Councilmember Muriel Bowser, responded to a federal judge who ruled one of the District’s primary gun laws unconstitutional:
“Yesterday’s decision is troubling and poses a serious threat to public safety in the District of Columbia. I’ve spoken to Attorney General Irv Nathan and encouraged him to seek an immediate stay and appeal. I will also work with Chairman Mendelson and my colleagues on any legislative action needed to protect our gun laws. As Democrats, we both respect our constitution and stand with Americans everywhere in calling for responsible gun ownership, registration, and background checks. Public safety remains a top priority and I will continue to fight for laws that protect our residents, reduce violent crime and keep our city safe.
If you have a great haul, beautiful tomato or something like that, send an email and a couple photos to princeofpetworth(at)gmail with your neighborhood and garden haul in the subject line and I’ll pick a few winners a week (free PoPville t-shirt or tote bag.)
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced an arrest has been made in the sexual assault which occurred in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest.
On Sunday, July 20, 2014, at approximately 2:35 am, detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit responded to the report of a sexual assault in the 1400 block of Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest. The victim reported that an Uber Cab driver sexually assaulted her.
On Saturday, July 26, 2014, at approximately 6:00 am, 31 year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia was arrested pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant charging him with Second Degree Sexual Abuse.”
“On Sunday, July 27, 2014, at approximately 5:42 am, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Fifth District responded to the Unit Block of N Street NE, for the report of an unconscious male. MPD Homicide is investigating the case. If anyone has information please call: (202) 427-2919 or (202) 727-4106″
Full release from MPD:
“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a homicide which occurred in the Unit block of N Street, NE.
On Sunday, July 27, 2014, at approximately 5:24 am, DC Fire and Emergency personnel responded to a call for an unconscious person in the Unit block of N Street, NE. Upon arrival they located an adult male and assessed he was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Members from the Fifth District and Homicide responded to the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead. The decedent’s remains were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause and manner of death.
The decedent’s name has been withheld pending next of kin notification.
The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone that provides information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons wanted for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”