16 May 2016

News:

ICYMI: Post Coverage on Crime (UPDATED)

On October 1, 2015,  The Hill published an op-ed by ANC 6B10 commissionerDenise Krepp titled, “Summer of Simple Assault.” In this piece, she exposed the shockingly low number of prosecutions for misdemeanors in the District, where just about one in three misdemeanors ever makes it to the United States Attorney’s Office. Simply put, if you get mugged or […]


27 Jan 2016

News:

ANC Commissioner Denise Krepp Starts #FOIAcakes Petition

Remember the FOIA Bake Sale? ANC Commissioner Denise Krepp submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act for information concerning DOJ prosecution rates in D.C. Neighbors offered to help with the costs by organizing a bake sale. Krepp has finally received a response from DOJ, saying that they could not find any records related to the prosecution of […]


25 Jan 2016

History:

Lost Capitol Hill: False Accusations

Michael Shiner is one of the more fascinating characters from the history of Capitol Hill. Born a slave in Maryland, he was brought to Washington and put to work at the Navy Yard. He managed to emancipate himself, and was a long-time resident of Capitol Hill. Most importantly, however, he wrote a diary that gives […]


12 Jan 2016

News:

Hill Buzz

In Hill East, a multipronged project takes shape on a shuttered school’s grounds (Washington Business Journal) A More Fully Developed and Connected Southeast Blvd.? Feasible, But…. (JDLand) Capitol Hill’s Proposed Southeast Boulevard: Up to Ten Years and $190 Million (Capitol Hill Corner) The Now-Pinched Capitol Dome View on New Jersey Avenue (JDLand) The 1,458 New […]


02 Dec 2015

Local Politics:

[UPDATED] Bake Sale To Fund FOIA Request Sunday 12/13

UPDATE: Dangerously Delicious Pies is donating 10% of their proceeds on December 13. YUM! In November 2015, after months of requests for information concerning DOJ prosecution rates in D.C., ANC Commissioner Denise Krepp submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act. “Based on my review of MPD and DOJ documents, prosecution rates are abysmally low and […]


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