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How to recognize a police informer

Why Misogynists Make Great Informants

The beauty of hindsight how a police informant acted so blatantly, and got away with it

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Mayor Gray’s blunder

Gray wants Occupy D.C. out of McPherson Square

In a letter to the National Park Service first reported by the Washington Post, Gray points to problems with rats, communicable disease, hypothermia and food borne illness.

If Mayor Gray had even a passing concern about vermin he would do something about the Ft Chaplin apartments where vermin and mold run riot. As he does not enforce code on Ft Chaplin or any other run down apartment complex, he clearly has no concern.

This is just a ruse to shut down the demonstration. But it is a first amendment issue. The protestors are raising serious issues and are peaceful. Mayor Gray needs to respect their first amendment rights.

And they can’t move to Freedom Plaza, the demonstration at Freedom Plaza was organized by a different group and the two groups do not especially agree.

Mayor Gray needs to do the right thing, let the demonstrations run their course. And yes, they could be here at the time of the 2013 inauguration. These are the times in which we live. Gray needs to accept that.

Well done Mayor Gray

D.C. Mayor Orders Police Not to Check Immigration Statuses, Even in Arrests

“This executive order ensures public safety by ensuring that our police resources are deployed wisely and our immigrant communities feel safe cooperating with those who are sworn to protect them,” Gray said in a statement

The key to public safety is community police cooperation. That cannot happen if the community as a whole fears police.

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Attention Chief Cathy Lanier

I don’t want to see anything like this at Freedom Plaza, October 6. That might be acceptable in NY; but I hope we won’t have anything like that here in DC.

The whole world will be watching. Please do not embarrass us.

Three Cheers for DC Vote

8 Arrested on Capitol Hill in DC Voting Rights Rally

WASHINGTON – Eight people were arrested on Capitol Hill on Wednesday when they took part in a DC Vote rally. The District residents walked into traffic along Constitution Avenue and were taken into custody by Capitol Police.

So, do the eight people have names?

The war on women

Laws Affecting Reproductive Health and Rights: Trends in the First Quarter of 2011

Donna Brazile, are you ready to get arrested?

D.C.’s angry at budget deal – and President Obama

Ever since President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans reached an 11th hour agreement to keep from shutting down the federal government, interim Democratic National Committee chair and staunch White House defender Donna Brazile has been on the attack, using her Twitter account to blast what she calls a “shameful” deal.

My question for Donna Brazile, Anise Jenkins, and Eleanor Holmes Norton is when are you going to follow the example of Mayor Gray and Shadow Senator Michael D. Brown and get arrested?


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