- I am not at or above the middle income level, quite the contrary, but I am becoming more and more disturbed by the things I am seeing; knowing it's not going to do any good to call 311, (much less 911).
The drug dealers are breaking the law - the rights they have is to a fair trial, etc. They do NOT have a right to a spot for an open air drug territory to work!
We pay the salaries of the police, as well as that of the very seat Mr Orange hopes to occupy. I would have to say my mind is made up as far as who NOT to vote for - Large sign and office space on H street in China Town or not! Comments such as these -- are very telling of the true constituency he hopes to woo for votes; positively frightening!
I'm also becoming fearful of getting off the bus and walking home in the neighborhood - something I never was before; especially with the new neighbors I've acquired on Thomas Street -- the fact they're now hanging out on the street and on the corner on First and Thomas (right where I walk past) as well.
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 18:06:44 EST
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>Here's another Vincent Orange statement, at an ANC/SMD meeting a few years
>ago, when questioned about the problem of drug dealers on the street: "Gwen,
>drug dealers have rights too." And that's a quote. So don't look for any help
>from him to stop the drug dealing in your neighborhood.
>In a message dated 01/27/2006 9:43:57 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>Vincent Orange made the ignorant statement that... "if white people
>called the police more, then 5D will take action." Never have I
>heard such absurd remarks from someone so interested in becoming a
>policital leader. While his comment had an element of truth, it is
>a sad state of affairs when families with incomes at or above the
>middle class income level can't get action from the police simply
>because of the color of their skin, in a city that is predominately
COB means Close of Business.
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Ward 5 Neighborhood Services Coordinator
Office of Neighborhood Services
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From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Caro Alcuaz
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2006 12:03 PM
Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] 1 N Street NW, Question for Police/City Authorities
Dear Ms. Edmonds,
Thank you for the information.
May I ask what COB means?
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