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Police forcefully detained 18-year-old Jason Goolsby Monday for allegedly resisting their efforts to confront him about a “suspicious person” call they received from Capitol Hill—an incident that was captured on video. Goolsby, who spoke with the Post Tuesday, says he was deciding whether to get money at a Citibank branch on Pennsylvania Avenue SE before a cop car almost hit him and he ran. Local activists held a protest in his name Tuesday afternoon.


  • Does Georgetown have a race-relations problem—particularly among its retailers and boutiques? [Post]
  • (Or, maybe you read this in August: Critics claim racial bias in Georgetown digital crime prevention) [Georgetowner]
  • A D.C. Council hearing on housing for the homeless turned to the question of private bathrooms. [WAMU]
  • Residents expressed anger after a fatal hit-and-run Tuesday morning killed a 62-year-old man. [WUSA9]
  • Police are investigating a homicide that took place in Congress Heights yesterday afternoon. [Post]
  • Police are also investigating a sexual assault and burglary that occurred in Lincoln Park Tuesday. [Post]
  • Mayoral staffer Lorenzo Saunders has pleaded not guilty to a charge of cocaine distribution. [AP]
  • District residents have long awaited the operation of the H Street–Benning Road streetcar. [Washingtonian]


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

  • Should private shelter bathrooms take precedence over closing D.C. General? [Post]
  • Video sets off police protest. [Post, NBC4]
  • With Tegene Baharu out, the District looks for a new CTO. [WBJ]
  • What the proposed family leave law could mean for trans Washingtonians. [Blade]
  • Hit and run leaves neighbors mad. [Post]
  • United House of Prayer gears up for bike lane fight. [WashCycle]
  • Post ed board: feds, local authorities ignored Metro problems. [Post]

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

  • Local filmmaker Jay Schlossberg has launched a Kickstarter to finish his documentary about legendary D.C.-area radio station WHFS. [Bandwidth]
  • This weekend, the Jewish Literary Festival kicks off with ten days of events throughout the D.C. area. [DCist]
  • Buried lede in this great Eddie Murphy profile: He’s going to play Marion Barry in a biopic for HBO directed by Spike Lee. [Post]
  • The Goethe-Institut Washington has been priced out of its Chinatown neighborhood, will move to K Street in December. [Arts Desk]
  • Local fuzz-pop trio Teen Mom drops a new album, announces they’re breaking up with one final show. [DC Music Download]
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts announces new “Fresh Talk” forums as part of recently announced Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative. [Washington Times]

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

  • Guy Fieri is coming to town. [Borderstan]
  • BONMi closing store on Oct. 30. Truck will continue to operate. [PoPville]
  • Five excuses to eat pizza for dinner [Washingtonian]
  • Where to get your day drinking on [Eater]
  • Wolfgang Puck looking to open a second restaurant in D.C. [WBJ]
  • Halloween bar crawl returning to Clarendon. [ARLnow]
  • Bar above Ben’s Chili Bowl on H Street NE might open this week. [Hill Now]