Sunday, April 17, 2011
Don't be fooled by protests and arrests, they do nothing to help the District.
“Finally got home at 4:45. Nobody knows the troubles I’ve seen…” so tweeted DC Council member Tommy Wells following his arrest at the budget protest on Capitol Hill. It’s a bit of a stretch, to say the least, for Wells to evoke one the most famous negro spirituals of all time, yet many were fooled by the show that played out on Monday. The fact is the Council and mayor’s theatrics are not going to help the fight for representation in Congress, are not going to help the city’s budget autonomy, and are surely not going to help win back a critical health program for women. Maybe the national media coverage of the arrests will shed more light on our fight for voting rights in Congress. Maybe. But instead of focusing on something that isn’t …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The Disorderly Conduct Amendment Act of 2010 went into effect 12 a.m. Feb. 1.
Should a DC Metropolitan Police Department officer notice or hear your unreasonably loud party or find you with your car stereo cranked up too loud while parked on a public street between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., you could be arrested. The Disorderly Conduct Amendment Act of 2010 (see PDF) went into effect as of 12 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, giving police officers the ability to make an arrest for disorderly conduct, such as loud noises, without a 911 call or neighbor complaint, according to Lieutenant John Hedgecock of Georgetown's PSA 206. The amendment expands the definition of disorderly conduct to include: ...engaging in loud, threatening, or abusive language, or disruptive conduct, with the intent and effect of impeding or …
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Charles B. Smith and John Perrone were arrested in October and charged Jan. 21 in U.S. District Court with unlawfully manufacturing a controlled substance.
Students John Perrone and Charles B. Smith have sought to vacate a status hearing that was scheduled for Monday, Jan. 24. and agreed to enter a plea in response to federal and District charges of manufacturing a controlled substance. The two young men were arrested Oct. 23, 2010 for allegedly manufacturing dimethyltryptamine in a Georgetown University dorm room. Through their attorneys, G. Allen Dale and Danny Onorato, "the defendants and the government have reached an agreement that will resolve the matter by a pre-indictment plea," according to court documents. Though no date has been set yet, the case "will be assigned to a United States District Judge, who will in turn schedule a date for the plea," according to court documents. At …
Friday, November 12, 2010
Why wait for the monthly report. Here's your weekly report on crime in Georgetown.
Between Nov. 4 and Nov. 9 there were a total of 11 crimes reported and 11 arrests in PSA 206. With the exception of an arrest for a stolen auto, the crimes do not correspond with the arrests. Crimes Reported Arrests reported
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
According to a report by NBC Washington, police arrested a freshman Georgetown University student at 7:16 p.m. on Tuesday. Kelly Baltazar was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. She pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Wednesd
Georgetown University freshman Kelly Baltazar, who was arrested Tuesday evening, pleaded not guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute at her arraignment Wednesday evening, according to a post on the Vox Populi, the online blog of Georgetown student newspaper The Voice. Baltazar was released from custody. Tuesday's arrest comes on the heels of Saturday's arrest of two students and one visitor after police discovered a suspected drug lab at Georgetown University. NBC Washington reported that Georgetown University spokeswoman Julie Bataille confirmed the Tuesday night arrest. Baltazar lived in Harbin Hall, the same dorm as drug lab suspects Charles Smith and John Romano. Harbin Hall is a freshman dormitory on the 3700 block…