Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

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You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks. I’ll open this thread every morning at 10am.

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  • Michael Davis, the Petworth hammer head-basher, is incompetent to stand trial.

    So what happens now? Does he go back to his grandma’s house in Petworth?

    • Nope, he’ll remain in custody at a psychiatric institution where they will attempt to treat him. If the treatment works and he becomes competent to stand trial, he will.

      • Rant: MPD should have come down hard on whoever was dealing this kid PCP, seriously.

        Rant: I find it incredible that a witness he told Michael about a guy that comes through the neighborhood from time to time selling guns! What is with that? I thought they just handed them out from the back of a truck in this town!

    • This same thing happened with the Mt P/Columbia Heights sniper in 1993. He killed four or five people and has never stood trial because even drugs couldn’t make him competent. I believe he is still in St. E’s.

      • I think the 1993 “Shotgun Sniper” was tried, but was found not guilty by reason of insanity. He is entitled to hearings every six months and will be held until a judge determines that he is no longer a danger to the community (which may be never?).

        I think Davis will be brought before a judge more quickly (60 days?) to determine if treatment and medication are helping.

        • He was never tried, but instead declared not guilty due to insanity. You are correct that this comes up at regular intervals for a hearing. I seem to recall last year that he petitioned to go visit his family or something—ala John Hinkley—but I don’t know what ever came of it, do you? I’m assuming it was denied.

  • Rant: Stuck inside on a beautiful Saturday working on my last law school task.

    Rave: Last law school task!

  • Rave: Birthday dinner (a week early) at Ray’s The Classics, and leftover steak and eggs for breakfast.

    Rant: Need to mow the lawn.

  • Rant: Neck crick that won’t stop. Stupid computer ergonomics, there has got to be a better way to run a mouse and keyboard.

    Revel: Stuck inside on this gorgeous day completing my mission report from China. Should be out on the boat!

  • Rant: I pay a set utility amount to my landlord and my upstairs neighbors pays the bill with a discount. Somehow they didn’t realize there was a gas bill not being paid for 8 months and now I don’t have gas.

  • Rave: beautiful day, dc is out in force enjoying the loveliness.
    Rant: lonely. I don’t know how to fill up my time outside of work. My personal connections in this city are very nice but not fulfilling. Waiting, wandering, wishing…

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