City Paper is not for tourists
This weekend was all about crimes and Councilmember Jim Graham talking about crimes. There were shootings in Mount Pleasant, Columbia Heights, and Adams Morgan (that one involved D.C. Police), and a fatal shooting on 4th Street SE. Graham reported out the Mount Pleasant shooting for the listserv and bloggers everywhere. He’s a better police spokesperson than the real police.
On Saturday, Colbert King stepped away from the juvenile crime beat to write about Fenty’s ego. King thinks the mayor isn’t so invincible. Why? The mayor’s hubris may trip him up. King writes:
“The mayor out and about in the District of Columbia is not the candidate who captured all 142 precincts in the 2006 Democratic mayoral primary. There’s a different man in office today. People seem to know it….
He’s still quick with the smile and handshake, still good with names, still works the crowds, and makes all the photo ops. No D.C. government good deed gets announced without his presence.
But nowadays, something else comes with him when he shows up on the scene. There is a certain haughtiness in Fenty’s bearing, a trace of scorn in his demeanor, a sense of self-importance that was not present (or at least was not noticeable) in him before.”
Meanwhile, there were lesser crimes uncovered. I went to my first Nationals game of the season. When friends tried to buy the $10 tickets, they were told that they were all sold out. When we got inside the stadium—-with the $20 tix—-we couldn’t help but notice plenty of empty seats in the 10-buck section. Conspiracy!