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Photo by PoPville flickr user Kaitlyn Karpenko

“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been a resident of Adams Morgan for 3 years now and this evening I witnessed something I’d never seen before.

Around 9:30pm this evening, I was walking eastbound on S Street NW, towards 18th Street and I noticed a Lincoln car was parked right at the intersection f 18th & S Street NW and the passenger side door was open onto the sidewalk. As I walked past the open door, I saw two figures, both African American, arguing and the man was on top of the woman (who was in the passenger seat) trying to force her to do something. It’s unclear exactly what he was trying to force her to do, maybe shoving her or physically dominating her in some capacity. Whatever the case was, she was screaming for him to get off her.

I stood and watched the scene unfold for about a minute, before realizing that this was a pretty bad situation. So, I pulled out my phone, and yelled that I was calling the police. After I yelled it a couple times and told the man he better get off her because there were other witnesses (including other cars nearby), the man got off the woman, got out of the car with his hands up and faced me. He had the car keys in his hand and essentially “surrendered” and I told him to start walking the other way. I said, “Look man, she’s upset. She doesn’t want you near her, so give her some space. Start walking or I’m calling the police.”

And the man walked away from the car when suddenly–another man, a white man in a red polo shirt and khakis and presumably college-educated, approached me from behind and started yelling in my face, “What the fuck? It’s always the man’s fault isn’t it?! This could be this guy’s car!” (more…)

police

From MPD at 2:45am:

“The third district is investigating a shooting that occurred had 2400 block of 18th St., Northwest. [at Belmont] Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Metropolitan Police Department on 202-727-9099.”

and

“On Friday, around 11:20 PM, MPD was called to the 4400 block of 6th Place, NE, for a person suffering from a gun shot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a non life threatening injury. The victim did not provide any usable lookout for a suspect at this time.”

and

“Alert: Shooting at 0333 hrs at 901 Gallatin St NW. No Lookout at this time”

and

“Alert: Shooting at 2345 hrs. in the 4900 blk of B St., SE.”

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating two homicides that occurred on Friday, August 28, 2015, at approximately 11:45 pm, in the 4900 block of B Street, Southeast.

Members of the Sixth District heard sounds of gunshots in the area and located three male victims who were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

The first male victim was discovered unconscious and unresponsive. DCFEMS arrived and found no signs consistent with life.

The second male victim was transported to an area hospital where lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and the decedent was pronounced dead.

The third male victim was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive.”

and

“MPD is working a confirmed shooting at South Capitol St SE / Atlantic Street SE /”

and

“Alert: Shooting- 1600 blk of R St. SE at 2227 hrs., No lookout at this time”

Ed. Note: Earlier Friday evening was the shooting on Crittenden and there was reports of a big fight after an Eastern High School football game that required a huge police response including a helicopter.

parking

“Dear PoPville,

This afternoon I landed a spot at the end of a Zone 1 parking only section demarcated by a sign. Being a good neighbor, I parked in the spot and backed as far up as I could and still be within the sign behind my bumper. This left a gap about a half car length in front of me, but since I move my car very infrequently, I think this is the right thing to do, so as to minimize any awkward spacing if I don’t move my car for a few weeks. Basically my car acts as the new end of the section. 4 hours later I found this mini’s bumper pressed into the front of my car, and leaving about a centimeter between it’s front bumper and the next car in front of it.

Should I have just rolled forward into the empty partial space in front of me to prevent this sort of poor decision-making by other parkers? I more than anyone get the desperation for a spot in my neighborhood having circled the neighborhood for an hour looking more than once, but is this kind of bumper car strategy fair game if the car can “fit”. First world problems I know but curious what other think.”

bs
2427 18th Street, NW

From The Black Squirrel:

“When DC Beer Week and Burger Night collide, you get Colorado Night at The Black Squirrel,Thursday, August 13th, starting at 5 p.m.

Here comes Colorado. There goes the neighborhood. It is going to be a hop-fueled, Rocky Mountain time on Thursday (August 13th), starting at 5 p.m.

Put on your best beer-drinking shoes, Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Avery, Breckenridge, and Epic breweries are throwing a party.

So let’s get high on hops with the following rarities from Colorado:

· Avery clocks in with Lilikoi Kepolo Passion Fruit Wheat, Summers Day IPA Dry-Hopped with Tangerine, Hog Heaven Barleywine, The Czar Russian Imperial Stout, and Perzick Peach Saison, and The Maharaja Imperial lPA;
· Breckenridge will bring its brand new IPA and Christmas Ale;
· Left Hand exclusives including Oak-Aged Wake Up the Dead Imperial Stout and Twin Sisters Double IPA;
· Oskar Blues Dale’s FIRKIN brewed with mango and dry-hopped with Galaxy, Death by Coconut Porter, Saison Morado, and Priscilla Wheat.
· Epic Escape to Colorado IPA, Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout with Cocoa and Coffee and Aged in Whiskey Barrels, and Brainless on Peaches Belgian-Style Ale with Peach Puree and Aged in French Chardonnay casks.

Our chef plans to complement the rare suds with lots and lots of munchies. As an added bonus, this and every Thursday is Burger Night at The Black Squirrel.”

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via google maps

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in connection with a First Degree Sexual Assault that occurred in the area of the 1700 block of Lanier Place, Northwest.

On Monday, August 10, 2015, at approximately 1:15 am, an adult female was approached by a suspect who was armed with a screwdriver, and was sexually assaulted and robbed. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’6″-5’7″, in his mid-twenties. He was observed wearing a black shirt with white lettering on the front of the shirt, white socks (pushed down), and blue short pants.

Anyone who has information regarding this case should call police at 202-727-9099. Additionally, information may be submitted to the TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.”

mama
When first completed in January 2009 at 1967 Calvert Street, NW

From GoFundMe:

“Mama Ayesha came to the United States in the late 1940’s with a dream to own her own restaurant. After working at a few other restaurants in the city Mama (as she was affectionately known by those close to her) had enough money and opened the doors to the Calvert Cafe in 1960 (later renamed Mama Ayesha’s after her passing). The restaurant has since become a local favorite with everyone from former U.S. presidents to college students. In 2008 we embarked on a project with Karlisima Rodas, to paint a permanent mural in honor of Mama and the presidents our country has seen since we opened our doors. The mural would be of Mama in the middle, with arms wide open welcoming the presidents to our great city. It took Karlisima three years to complete the project with assistance from her family, us here at the restaurant and with grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities who helped partially fund the project. Unfortunately last night our mural was vanadalized by an unknown person(s) with a paintball gun. We are now tasked with the challenge of cleaning the mural without further damaging it, we turn to you our friends, family and the greater Washington DC community in asking for your assistance in helping us achieve this. Thank you all for your help.

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Update #1 Thank you to everyone who has donated thus far. We would like everyone to know that if there are additional funds following our clean up of the mural, we will donate them to cleaning up graffiti around our city!”

Mama’s mural was completed in January 2009.As of 3:30 pm they are just shy of half way to their goal of $4000. You can make a donation here.