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Daily News Clips - March 14, 2018

Summary

One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Tuesday night in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. The shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. in the 4300 block of Seventh Street SE, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman. The wounded man was conscious and breathing when found, police said. he was taken to a hospital. No details about the circumstances of the incident were available immediately. • The principal of a private, Christian school in Northwest D.C. says a teacher was suspended after two students said the teacher pushed a desk into one student and left bruises on the neck of another. A concerned mother contacted News4 after her 13-year-old son left the Preparatory School of DC with bruises on his neck. They say that on Wednesday, the teacher attacked the student. The seventh-grader had refused to leave the classroom when the teacher told him to go out in the hallway, the school’s principal, Betty North, said.

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Washington Post: Man fatally shot in Southeast Washington, police say “One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Tuesday night in Southeast Washington, the D.C. police said. The shooting occurred about 9:45 p.m. in the 4300 block of Seventh Street SE, said Officer Hugh Carew, a police spokesman. The wounded man was conscious and breathing when found, police said. he was taken to a hospital. No details about the circumstances of the incident were available immediately.”

NBC Washington: DC Teacher Suspended After Accusation of Grabbing, Bruising Student’s Neck in Classroom “The principal of a private, Christian school in Northwest D.C. says a teacher was suspended after two students said the teacher pushed a desk into one student and left bruises on the neck of another. A concerned mother contacted News4 after her 13-year-old son left the Preparatory School of DC with bruises on his neck. They say that on Wednesday, the teacher attacked the student. The seventh-grader had refused to leave the classroom when the teacher told him to go out in the hallway, the school’s principal, Betty North, said.”

Washington Post: Man accused of shoplifting steals gun from armed security guard in Northeast “An armed security guard had his gun stolen Monday night as he confronted a man accused of shoplifting laundry detergent from a grocery store in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police. The Smith & Wesson handgun remained unaccounted for on Tuesday, police said, as did the man who authorities said took the weapon when it fell from the guard’s holster as he tried to detained the man. Authorities said the incident occurred about 8 p.m. at a Safeway in the 1600 block of Maryland Avenue NE, at the Hechinger Mall shopping center near the H Street corridor.”

Washington Post: D.C. special education analyst admits to $480,000 bribery scheme “A D.C. special education analyst pleaded guilty Tuesday to plotting with others to steer more than $480,000 in tax dollars to two business owners in the District and Maryland for work that was never done in exchange for bribes. Shauntell Harley, 48, a management analyst for fiscal policy and grant management in the office of the D.C. State Superintendent of Education, agreed to repay $488,000 to the school agency and to a $100,000 forfeiture judgment in entering her guilty plea to two counts of conspiracy to ­commit bribery.”

Public Safety Updates

Fox5DC: DC area students ready for National School Walkout “On Wednesday, thousands of students are expected to walk out of classrooms to protest gun violence across the nation. In the D.C. region, students plan to meet at the White House for a rally. It will start at 10 a.m. and last 17 minutes—one minute for each person who died in the Parkland, Florida school shooting. The National School Walkout is the second one that has been held since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A national walkout drew thousands of students from classrooms on Feb. 21.”

Fox5DC: US Capitol gun violence memorial for children displays 7K pairs shoes for victims “Thousands of empty pairs of shoes representing children killed by gun violence were lined up outside of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday as part of a memorial display. The Monument For Our Kids memorial includes 7,000 pairs of shoes, said Avaaz, the organization behind the event. Each pair represents a child who has been killed by gun violence in the U.S. since the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: D.C. officials move closer to overhauling school discipline policy “The D.C. Council moved closer Tuesday to overhauling school punishment policy in a bid to address dramatic disparities in discipline rates among black and white students. The council’s education committee voted unanimously in favor of restricting the circumstances when a school can suspend or expel a student. The five members of that committee framed the disproportionate suspensions and expulsions of black students in the District as a civil rights issue. The legislation will now move to the full 13-member council.”

Washington Post: D.C. mayor, reversing course, signs law creating publicly financed campaigns “D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) has signed a law that will create publicly financed elections, reversing her previous opposition to a plan that advocates say will help curb money’s influence in District politics. Bowser announced that she was throwing her support behind the Fair Elections Act, which was approved unanimously by the D.C. Council in February. The law, which will first affect elections in 2020, will steer millions annually toward the campaigns of local candidates and is aimed at reducing their reliance on deep-pocketed donors.”

Washington Post: After early scare, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson outraises primary challenger “Incumbents seeking reelection in the District this year have raised far more cash than their challengers, according to newly released campaign finance reports. D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) has catapulted past his primary opponent in the money race after an anemic start, records show. The 19-year incumbent raised $181,000 between Feb. 1 and March 10, while challenger Ed Lazere brought in $40,000. Mendelson has $229,000 on hand to Lazere’s $79,000 with three months to go until the primary.”

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Posted March 14 2018 at 10:08 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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