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Renita Nettles, a 22-year-old woman who was shot by a D.C. police officer on Clay Terrace NE, Saturday evening, faces charges of assault on a police officer, assault with a dangerous weapon, and arson. Nettles remains in serious condition at MedStar Washington Hospital after she allegedly held out a knife toward a still-unnamed officer, who has been placed on administrative leave with pay while MPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau investigates the incident.


  • 32-year-old Eric Anthony Jackson was fatally shot Saturday night near the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Maple View Place SE around 11 p.m. He later died at a hospital. [WTOP, Post]
  • On legalized marijuana in the District, which has caused some confusion—and arrests—among residents: “C. is kind of like the Alice in Wonderland of cannabis. The Queen of Hearts is Congress.” [Post]
  • Today, Metro will reimburse some people who rode the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines Friday. [City Desk]
  • Although car thefts are down this summer as compared with last year, vehicle burglaries are up. [WTOP]
  • In other summer news: the Play DC Master Plan aims to have installed four new pools and half a dozen new splash pads—so that every D.C. resident is within a mile of one—over the next 15 years. [WAMU]


  • Where To Go During DC Beer Week: It started yesterday. Make the most of it today (and tomorrow…)!
  • Office Perks: Which Muriel Bowser affiliates and friends are getting free tickets to D.C. sporting events?
  • They Are America (And So Can You!): Watch local kids sing the D.C. statehood song from last week’s episode of John Oliver’s HBO show outside the Capitol building yesterday morning. Happy Monday, all.

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

  • Who’s enjoying the free mayoral stadium tickets? [LL]
  • Police shooting caught on video. [City DeskPost]
  • What’s behind the crime jump? [WAMU]
  • Kids sing the John Oliver statehood song at Congress. [City Desk]
  • Charters schools only receive around 6 percent of their budgets in private funding. [WAMU]
  • Looking at the mayoral report card. [Post]
  • Pennsylvania Ave. revitalization project solicits designs. [WBJ]
  • Colby King: charge Vince Gray or clear him. [Post]
  • Meet Muriel Bowser‘s neighbors. [Post]

ARTS LINKS, by Christina Cauterucci (tips? ccauterucci@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The Smithsonian’s exhibition of Bill Cosby‘s art collection is definitely, DEFINITELY not about Bill Cosby. [Arts Desk]
  • At H Street NE’s Maketto, visitors can now buy original watercolor paintings from a vending machine. [Arts Desk]
  • In the future of Fox’s forthcoming TV show, Minority Report, the Washington football team is de-slurred. Go Red Clouds! [Arts Desk]
  • Social media managers at D.C. museums are at each others’ throats over the Smithsonian’s “Summer Showdown” to find the institute’s most “seriously amazing” object. [DCist]
  • The case for expanding the boundaries of what we consider the National Mall [Washingtonian]
  • The Middleburg, Va., great-grandniece of Mary Cassatt, Julie Thayer Vehr, found a home for the artist’s painting of Vehr’s grandfather at the National Gallery of Art. [Post]
  • Photos of Cayucas and Hibou at the Rock & Roll Hotel [DC Music Download]

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

  • Why do more and more steakhouses keep opening? [Post]
  • Six lobster rolls to try this summer [Washingtonian]
  • Five spots hosting D.C. Beer Week tap takeovers [Zagat]
  • Sundevich owner to open Small Fry, a smoke house and fry shop, in Park View. [Express]
  • See inside Bistro La Bonne‘s new 14th Street NW location. [Borderstan]
  • The Royal launches seven-day-a-week happy hour. [PoPville]