A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to email@example.com.
On Thursday, the Metropolitan Police Department made public body-worn camera footage that depicts officers’ confrontation with Sherman Evans, 63, on the night of June 27. Police fatally shot Evans, a Northeast resident, saying he was holding a weapon—later determined to be a BB gun. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:
- MPD officers will patrol in teams of two as a precaution after the Dallas shooting. [FOX5, WUSA9]
- Hundreds protested against police brutality across D.C. on Thursday night. [Post, City Desk, The Hill]
- When a new apartment building opens in Mount Vernon Plaza, it will shelter so-called “grandfamilies.” [Post]
- Does D.C. have an accent? Linguists and a local radio station take up the question. [WAMU]
- The Washington Teacher’s Union is going through a contentious election of its leadership. [Loose Lips]
- New legislation would ban tobacco products, including chewing tobacco, at D.C. sports arenas. [City Desk]
- Associates of Vince Gray shadow campaign architect Jeffrey Thompson could get probation time. [Post]
- More about the Pepco-Exelon merger—and potential rate hikes—on the Politics Hour at noon. [WAMU]
RECENT CITY PAPER STORIES TO HELP YOU MAKE SENSE OF YOUR DAY:
- Fringeworthy: The Capital Fringe Festival began yesterday. Check out City Paper’s cover package on it.
- Bills, Bills, Bills: Thousands of Washington Gas customers have had problems paying their bills online.
- All Southwest’s a Stage: The Shakespeare Theatre Company postpones a development in the quadrant.
LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Showdown in the teachers’ union election. [LL]
- District-backed taxi app disappoints. [WAMU]
- Tenants evicted from condemned apartment building face dwindling options. [LL]
- People’s Counsel on The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
- Dupont Circle ANC talks restaurant plans. [Borderstan]
ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? email@example.com)
- Listen to Logic‘s surprise new mixtape Bobby Tarantino. [Complex]
- With Juice, women-identified musicians in D.C.’s electronic scene gets the spotlight they deserve. [DC Music Download]
- How a trio of women turned their experiences with motherhood into a band, Governess. [Post]
- DC Listening Lounge brings annual “Sound Scene” interactive project to the Hirshhorn. [DCist]
- Capital Fringe is shaping how D.C. audiences experience live music. [WCP]
- Local musicians Nat Brown, Ben Schurr, and Jay Nemeyer discuss what it takes to pull off a DIY tour. [DC Music Download]