Spring is loitering on the corner

You know good weather is around the corning when the boyz start hanging around the corner you prayed they had abandoned. Well, it’s better than the bad old days when they’d hang on the corner in bad weather, day and night. So they started hanging out Wednesday, and they’ve brought on new staff. There is one guy I recognize from days past, but the other guys? Ranges from ‘not sure’ to ‘he’s new’.
With vigilance, hopefully, it will prove to be an unprofitable corner. Problem is that we are a handful of blocks from heroin central, over by where the Truxton Circle used to be. But so far, during the hour or so I was watching them, and really didn’t see any cars stop. I wasn’t the only one watching, a few others thought it was nice enough to sit on their stoops, or fiddle in the yard. Mix that in with the odd dog walker, joggers and strollers, I don’t see how that’s an attractive corner for a drug buy.
Also I want to thank the 5D cops who showed up and made several passes by the corner, and ventured into the alley. Of course by then the boyz had wandered off, but it was good they showed up anyway.

Unrelated Announcement– Blogger issues. Blogger is going to discontinuing a service I use so I’ll need to migrate my blogs and I’m not sure what’s that going to look like. So blogging may be spotty towards the end of the month.

6 thoughts on “Spring is loitering on the corner”

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  2. Hearing Date Set for Neighborhood and Victims Rights Amendment Act of 2010:
    Evans Successful in Getting Committee Action on Crime Bill

    Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans is pleased to announce that a hearing date has been set for Bill 18-595, the Neighborhood and Victims Rights Amendment Act of 2010. The hearing before the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary will take place on Monday, April 19th at 11:00 am in Room 123 of the John A. Wilson building (1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW).

    “Given the Council’s legislative process, we must move swiftly to provide these crime fighting tools to the members of the Metropolitan Police Department and other law enforcement agencies to use before summer, when crime typically increases,” Evans said.

    The bill, introduced by Evans and Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham and supported by the Executive, includes provisions to create a new public nuisance statute; authorize the ABC Board to conduct criminal background checks on applicants for new retail or wholesale licenses; establish a ten year mandatory minimum for gang members who use guns to commit murder, robbery, kidnapping, and assault with intent to rob or kidnap; and moves to encourage the establishment of a specialized Gun Court with a separate gun court case calendar in an effort to move gun-related cases through the criminal justice system.

    “Many residents, particularly in Ward 2, but also throughout the District, are anxious to see any and all additional measures that can help keep our neighborhoods and residents safer put into law. This hearing, while I am pleased it has been scheduled, is long overdue,” said Evans.

    Those who wish to testify should contact Ms. Heidi Tseu, Committee Clerk or Deborah Kelly, Legislative Clerk for Councilmember Mendelson at 202-724-7808, by fax at 202-724-6664, or via email at dkelly@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business on Thursday, April 15. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.

  3. For various reasons I don't say where the drug boyz hang out. Mainly because I'm afraid some idiot will come to my hood looking to score. Last thing I want to do is refer customers to them.

  4. I'm waiting for people to start sitting on the wall across the street, screaming late at night.

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