The Morning News: Schizophrenic Winter Edition

Yesterday was phenomenal, at least the first half. I hope you all had a delightful President’s Day. We took the day off here, we’re sorry if you had to work and we left you with nothing to read. Such is the way. We’ll try to make up for it today.

Thousands of Gallons of Diesel into the Potomac

Way to go, fuel truck driver guy. You backed into a dumpster and busted your tank, causing thousands of gallons of diesel to head straight for the river. Nice work, jackass. As if those guys at Mirant didn’t have enough problems with the locals, you have to go be a moron and make their lives worse. Well played.

DC to crack down on meter feeders

If you park downtown and feed your meter every two hours, the police are coming for you because you’re fucking up parking near retailers downtown. Now, frankly, I’ve not had a problem lately getting a space on the street in the middle of downtown, but I welcome anything that’ll make it easier. This, along with the enforcement of Logan Circle parking is wonderful.

Shoot a Kid, Get Six Months Paid Vacation

Two DC Police Officers involved in the September shooting of DeOnte Rawlings are still on paid leave five months after the shooting. Five months vacation? Really? is that necessary? That seems gratuitous to me, or at least put them at a desk, or something.

3 Comments so far

  1. Mike Licht (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 1:42 pm

    It hardly sounds like those cops are "on vacation," particularly with DC officials and the media pre-judging the case. The "limbo" description is more accurate. If justice is delayed here it is due to the Federal Prosecutor.

  2. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

    True, Mike, but I’m still pretty cranky that the DC Police aren’t doing more to push the investigation forward, or returning their officers to a desk position while the investigation drags on. We can both agree this is ridiculous.

  3. Don (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 3:11 pm

    Rank and file officers and top officials in the U.S. Attorney’s Office remain miffed at the way Mayor Adrian Fenty rushed to accommodate DeOnte’s family

    Because we know that the rank and file have never rushed to put up the blue wall when one of their own is accused of wrongdoing…

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