Walking Stick Mount Pleasant resident Daryl Wells’ evening walks home along her neighborhood’s main drag, she says, are more hostile than hospitable. “It’s not that I’m not used to people on the streets,” Wells says of the chorus of males who congregate along Mount Pleasant Street NW. “But I’ve never encountered such offers, requests, and crude comments before.” Wells considers the unwanted advances sexual harassment—and now she’s seeking protection from the police. Last month, the Office of the Corporation Counsel authorized police to charge verbal harassers with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $75. Wells says she intends to educate street talkers about the law through bilingual fliers and one-on-one chats before enforcement begins.