Daily Archives: September 28, 2020

Report: Nearly 90% of People Stopped in DC on Suspicion of Having Guns, Drugs Are Black

The overwhelming majority of gun and drug-related stops D.C. police conducted in a six-month period involved Black people, according to a new report. The report from the National Police Foundation, a non-partisan group, focuses on data from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Narcotics and Specialized Investigations Division from Aug. 1, 2019 to Jan. 31, 2020. The National Police Foundation, or NPF,…

Some Fairfax County Teachers Uncomfortable With Plans to Return to Classrooms

As school districts put together plans to start returning students to classrooms, some teachers in Fairfax County, Virginia, who aren’t comfortable returning may need to anyway. Special education teacher Susan Riedinger said all things considered, distance learning is going pretty well, which is why she was caught off guard when she was told she’s expected back in the classroom Oct. 18….

Fairfax County Firefighter Accused of Assaulting Patient

A firefighter in Fairfax County, Virginia, was charged with assaulting a patient who was in his care on the way to a hospital, the fire department says. Firefighter Andrew Cruikshank and the patient got into an altercation in an ambulance on Sept. 14, the Fairfax County Fire Department said in a news release on Monday. Cruikshank was charged with one…

Washington Monument to Reopen With Safety Precautions

The Washington Monument is set to reopen on Oct. 1. It will open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After a six-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Washington Monument will reopen with new safety precautions and cleaning procedures. The new procedures include a reduced elevator capacity, a face mask requirement and daily midday closures…