Daily Archives: June 16, 2020

Capitol Hill Residents Call for Changes to Statue of Lincoln Standing Over Freed Black Man

Some D.C. residents say they want to see changes to a Capitol Hill monument that depicts President Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed African-American man. The statue shows a shirtless Black man kneeling below Lincoln and clenching his fist, with shackles attached to Lincoln’s feet. It has stood in Lincoln Park since the 1870s. “The actual statue, the kneeling figure,…

DC Councilman Vows to Find More Funds for Violence Interrupters Amid Mayor’s Proposed Cuts

In a budget hearing late Tuesday, D.C. Councilman Charles Allen vowed to find funding to restore and continue investing in the District’s Violence Interrupter program, which is facing a major cut in the currently proposed budget. “We’re going to change that because I don’t believe that we can handle fewer violence interrupters, I think we need more – and I…

3 Teens Charged After Racial Slur, Noose Spray-Painted at Walt Whitman High School

Three teens were charged in connection to hateful messages spray-painted on a storage shed outside Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland, police say. A racial slur, the word “lynch†and a noose were discovered emblazoned on the shed in yellow spray paint Saturday morning, Montgomery County police said. On Sunday, a 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old Jake Foster Hoffman, of…