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The mysterious private police force that’s killing people in the nation’s capital

The last time Beverly Smith had a full conversation with her son, Alonzo, was October 30, 2015. It was a Friday, and even though the weekend had just begun, he was thrilled about the upcoming week. 3,948 more words

Local Healer Fights to Clear His Name

Winston “Kokayi” Patterson is embroiled in a fight for a justice after a middle-aged white man brandished a gun at him during an altercation near the Walter E. 1,214 more words

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A Ghost Bike in Anacostia

The summer heat was a little milder today than it has been lately, and with forecasts predicting that temperatures will be increasing to over a hundred degrees within the next few days, I decided to go for my daily bike ride a little early again today, and I made it a long one.  750 more words

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Police Protecting Protestors Protesting the Police

We’re in the middle of a heat wave here in D.C.  And it has been so hot in the afternoons lately that for today’s bike ride I decided to go earlier in the day when the heat was a little less oppressive.  558 more words

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Questions Linger in Alonzo Smith Case

On May 1st, also known as May Day, six months would have passed since Special Police officers allegedly murdered Alonzo F. Smith, a D.C.-area teacher’s aide, on the grounds of Marbury Plaza Apartments, perched on the hills of Good Hope Road in Southeast. 1,941 more words

I'm Tired of Protesting.

In a perfect world, people would stop and give considerable attention to others’ outcries of pain and suffering.

The Babylon I’ve come to know, however, is far from the Land of Milk and Honey my Liberian parents and family members make it out to be. 2,203 more words

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D.C. Man’s Death In Police Custody Ruled A Homicide

A medical examiner has ruled the death of a man who died in police custody a homicide, Fox 5 reports.

Alonzo Smith, 27, was detained by two security guards in his apartment lobby in Southeast D.C. 298 more words

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