WASHINGTON — A one of its kind program in Washington aims to educate every member of D.C.’s police force on the African-American history of the city they patrol. The department is partnering with the University of the District of Columbia Community College as well as the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to improve the city’s community policing. “I think there are some that would like to ignore that troubling history of law enforcement in our country. But, we believe it’s critically important that it remains a part of our education and understanding. And most importantly, it’s something we can learn from,” said D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham at a news conference Friday, April 13. Each sworn and civilian member will participate in the 10-hour program led by the college’s history professors, which begins with a tour and discussion at the museum and followed by guided neighborhood walks. … [Read more...] about First of its kind program walks DC police through city’s African-American history
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By Glenn Thrush and Alan Rappeport, New York Times Published 2:23 pm, Friday, April 13, 2018 Photo: Toya Jordan Sarno /Bloomberg Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB ), listens during a Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Senator Elizabeth Warren clashed with Mulvaney, accusing the former GOP congressman of putting politics ahead of protecting consumers. less Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB ), listens during a Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, April 12, ... more Photo: Toya Jordan Sarno /Bloomberg Appeals court questions dual roles of consumer bureau’s … [Read more...] about Appeals court questions dual roles of consumer bureau’s director
Chris French headed into the intensive-care unit at Washington Hospital Center last August to visit his mother, who had just had surgery. He was wearing a visor that said FAMU.A woman in the waiting room stopped him, saying her niece had planned to start her freshman year at Florida A&M University the following week. But her niece had been struck by a stray bullet earlier in the day, and the family was anxiously awaiting news of her condition.French realized she was talking about Jamahri Sydnor, a 17-year-old bystander who had been caught in a hail of bullets intended for someone else as she drove on a street in Washington.French, 19, who was also heading to FAMU for his freshman year, didn't know Jamahri, but he was part of a texting group of incoming students, and someone had mentioned what had happened to her.He couldn't believe he was at the same hospital as she was. "I was shocked," he said.French asked the family if he could pray with them. Right there in the waiting area, he … [Read more...] about Their college-bound daughter was killed by a stray bullet. Then their act of kindness touched thousands.
Only 6% of older adults currently use cannabis, but four out five Americans between the ages of 50 and 80 support medical marijuana if a doctor recommends it, a new study reveals. Only 13% would definitely say no to cannabis. According to new findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, older Americans may have a sense of uncertainty about the medical use of marijuana. But if it's OK with a doctor, it's okay with them. The survey also reported that 40% support allowing marijuana use for any reason and that two-thirds say the government should do more to study the herb's health effects. "While just 6% of our poll respondents said they'd used marijuana for medical purposes themselves, 18% said they know someone who has," says U-M's Preeti Malani, M.D., director of the poll and a specialist in the treatment of older patients. "With medical marijuana already legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, and other states considering legalizing this use or all use, this is an issue … [Read more...] about Majority of older Americans support doctor-recommended medical marijuana
WASHINGTON — A D.C. activist has moved to Maryland because he has had enough of lawmakers from outside the District trying to stifle the will of D.C. residents. He aims to use the ballot box to unseat a congressman. This November, Adam Eidinger wants voters to oust Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD), the incumbent of Maryland’s First Congressional District. Eidinger recently moved to Salisbury, Maryland, where he has an apartment and his voting residence; he still maintains a home in D.C. With roommate @Ladyfurnish while we register to vote in Maryland’s 1st District. We be Democrats of course. Game on @RepAndyHarrisMD! You once told me “Adam (condesending tone) move to a state if you don’t like Article I!” Ok I have, here we come #flipthefirst #FreeDc #ByeAndy pic.twitter.com/V6OwPHbL2a — 🔥Adam Eidinger 🌊 (@aeidinger) April 7, 2018 Now officially a trained volunteer to register voters by the Wicomico County Board of Elections. … [Read more...] about DC cannabis activist moves to Md. to vote congressman out of office