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The Metropolitan Police Department will no longer about tweet most breaking crime news, purportedly to make communication more efficient. While people will still be able to get information on crimes in progress through the Alert DC system run by the city’s emergency management, open-government advocates are criticizing the change.


  • An off-duty officer shot a man who allegedly tried to steal crab legs and pulled out a gun at Giant. [NBC4]
  • A man, 40, died after being shot on the 700 block of 24th Street NE early on Memorial Day. [AP, WJLA]
  • Another alleged homicide occurred inside a building near the Convention Center on Sunday. [Borderstan]
  • A teenage girl was shot in the leg at the entrance to the Anacostia Metro station on Sunday. [NBC4, FOX5]
  • The Post’s editorial board has endorsed incumbents and Mayor Muriel Bowser’s allies for elections. [Post]
  • The D.C. Council’s family homeless shelter plan draws flak from new sites’ neighbors. [City Desk, Times]
  • Regional business and government leaders want more money for Metro through dedicated funding. [Post]
  • WAMU has a new weekly podcast called “Metropocalypse” devoted to the D.C. subway’s woes.  [WAMU] 


  • Bleeding Blue: Over the past several years, MPD has been losing officers to attrition. Why?
  • Disclosure Drama: Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander assisted a local nonprofit, raising eyebrows.
  • Boozeless Bartenders: Meet some of the District’s sober servers of alcohol.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Yvette Alexander used D.C. Council resources to help nonprofit—all without disclosing board membership. [LL]
  • Post ed board endorses Council incumbents [Post]
  • Greater Greater Washington backs Vince Gray and Robert White. [GGWGGW]
  • Leon Andrews fights the odds in Ward 4 Council race. [Post]
  • Cathy Lanier goes on the offense on The Politics Hour. [WAMU]
  • End of “good reason” gun requirement inspires spike in applications. [Times
  • The Council’s homeless plan gets its own critics. [WCP]
  • Mayoral flack finds love. [NYT]
  • Brookland development loses in appeals court. [WBJ

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • In his latest music video, Benjy Ferree finds a “Brave Woman.” [WCP]
  • In Gettysburg, a Civil War museum made up of cats. [Post]
  • WAMU will feature all local musicians and bands over the airwaves. [Bandwidth]
  • D.C. could get a Prince memorial. [Washingtonian]
  • Shocker: Kennedy Center subscriptions soar in wake of Hamilton. [Post

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Food Wine & Co. closes in Bethesda. [Bethesda Magazine]
  • The six best meals to share around D.C. [Washingtonian]
  • Oklahoma Joe’s opens its first Washington-area barbecue joint. [Post]
  • Where to drink cocktails poolside [Eater]
  • Korean-fried chicken doughnuts are now available at Sugar Shack. [ARLnow]
  • District Anchor crab house to open on 19th Street NW this summer. [Borderstan]
  • Embassy Chef Challenge recap [BYT]