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Thanks to our Mayor, Lyft and Uber will soon cost you more!

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser released her new budget proposal, which includes details on how the District would pay for Metro. More than $80 million would come from increasing taxes on sales, commercial property and ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft. Under the $14.5 billion budget, DC would raise a handful of taxes to come up with a large chunk of the $178.5 million it would give Metro each year. More than $80 million would come from increasing taxes on sales, commercial property and ride-sharing services, such as Uber and Lyft.

Really Mayor Bowser, aren’t DC citizens already taxed enough? City services are terrible, residential parking is all but non-existent, and the ticket writers are like ravenous dogs lurking in the shadows waiting to strike. The city makes zillions from parking, red light, and speed camera tickets. Why are you asking DC citizens foot the bill for rebuilding “METRO” when Metro’s problems were caused by years of DC government mismanagement?

Filed under: Around Town

Carjacked, Raped, then Frozen!

According to D.C. police, a woman was approached by a man while she was sitting in her car last night in Southeast on Buena Vista Terrace, near the D.C. border with Maryland. The man displayed hand gun, then got into her car and forced her to drive to a secluded area where he raped her. Then the suspect made the victim drive to another location in Anacostia Park where he forced her exit the vehicle and jump into the freezing river. U.S. Park Police Sgt. James Dingeldein advised that the suspect later fled the scene in the victim’s black 2016 Toyota Camry, DC tag FB0193. The suspect was described as a thin black male in black jeans and black jacket with a hooded shirt under the jacket. DC police asks that anyone who can identify this individual to call (202) 727-9099 or text your tip to 50411.

Filed under: Local Crime

Contempt of Cop!

Young man killed as Park Police fire Multiple shots.

Released dash cam VIDEO shows U.S. Park Police officers firing nine shots into an SUV who’s driver left the scene of a traffic accident, where reportedly he was the victim, then motored off again twice after stopping for perusing officers. Bijan Ghaisar, of McLean Virginia, died approximately two weeks after suffering a fatal head wound.

This was a young man who was probably scared to remain stopped because of some over aggressive police officers beating on his car door and window while screaming at him and brandishing semi-automatic weapons in his face. Its no wonder he took off twice before the final stop that ended his life.

The Concerned Citizen thinks that this is a classic case of “Contempt of Cop”. The officers involved were infuriated because this young man had the nerve to disobey their commands.

Park Police POLICY states that a vehicular pursuit is authorized only when: “The officer has reason to believe a felony has occurred or is occurring, or the suspect presents a clear and immediate threat to public safety.” It also states: “The act of fleeing and eluding the police shall not in itself be a pursuable offense.”

The FBI is investigating the shooting.

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Filed under: The Watch Desk

911 Dispatcher sends Fire/EMS crew to the wrong address.

Sources advise us of a security threat near the White House that involved officers of the Secret Service who encountered a man with a loaded gun in his car. DC’s 911 center (OUC) was called and DC police, fire, and ems units were also dispatched; however, the fire & ems units were sent to the wrong location.

An operator/dispatcher at the Office of Unified Communications was instructed to send units to Madison Place and H Street Northwest; however, the dispatcher sent the fire/ems units to Madison Street and 8th Street Northwest, causing a considerable delay in service.

Management at the OUC is aware of this failure in service and will investigate. The Concerned Citizen plans to  track this incident and update readers as additional information becomes available.

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Filed under: The Watch Desk

DC Faith Leaders Demand Gun Safety Legislation!

Several faith leaders from the DC area, some representing national congregations, gathered yesterday to demand legislative action to reduce gun violence. Rev. Thomas Bowen of the D.C. Mayor’s Office of Religious Affairs said, “Guns in fact, do kill people.” Well it seems to us that People kill People. Someone may use a gun, knife, or any number of other inanimate objects to accomplish their objective, but it’s the person that actually does the killing. A man or woman with a propensity to kill or injure will use what ever means is available to them at the time, homemade bomb, vehicle, poison, or even a number 2 pencil.

If you watch the national news, you know that people across the United States are murdered on a daily basis by means other than guns. So for once, lets talk about stiffening the penalty for these murderers and violent criminals, i.e., Death Penalty, instead of trying to regulate guns.

If you really believe that guns kill people, then I guess you may also believe that forks make people fat, pencils misspell words, and people make their cars drive drunk.

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