Washington, DC

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I received a media inquiry about folks who may be trying to shut down the house mentioned in the post about Sat. night’s shooting in Mt. P. If anyone has worked toward shutting it down please email me directly at princeofpetworth (at) gmail (dot) com.

After the jump see news about an candlelight vigil for a killing that occurred in December at 11th and Q Streets, NW.

From an email:

Candlelight Vigil to Honor Slayed D.C. Resident Durval Martins on May 19, 2009

GLOV to Hold Vigil in Honor of D.C. Resident Murdered in Logan Circle, Raise Awareness of Hate-Biased Crime in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – GLOV (DC’s GLBT Anti-Violence Coalition) will hold a candlelight vigil and silent procession through Logan Circle on the evening of May 19, 2009 to honor the life of Durval Martins and raise awarenss of biased crimes against members of the Washington, D.C. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered community.

On Tuesday, December 16 2008 Durval Martins was shot and killed while walking home at the intersection of 11th and Q streets, NW in D.C.’s Logan Circle neighborhood. Members of the community will be gathering to raise awareness, enlist support in finding those responsible and condemn hate-biased violence.

What: Candlelight vigil and procession to honor Durval Martins and condemn/raise awareness of violent hate-crimes in Washington, D.C.

When: Tuesday, May 19 2009 — 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (estimated)

Where: Start: Introductory remarks at Reeve Center Courtyard (Corner of 14th and U streets, NW)

Procession: South on 14th street, East on Q street, end at 11th and Q streets, NW

End: Moment of silence at corner of 11th and Q streets, NW (the site of Durval Martins’ murder)


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