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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Non-Fatal Shooting 12th & H

According to the listserv a man was shot in the hand. This happened on the corner that is home to Khan's and XII. Here's the alert:

Police Alert-Shooting

Shooting 0101 hours 12th and H St NE LOF: (2) B/M suspect 1: heavy weight, black turtle neck, tan shorts, black skull cap; suspect 2: gray tee shirt, blue jeans DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #
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And here's a statement from ANCCommissioner Adam Healy:

"MPD-1D officers did a great job of apprehending the suspect and recovering the gun in the alley near the 1100 block of K NE. The victim is expected to survive. The shooting occurred after the victim and suspect got into an argument."

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any information about if these folks were patrons of XII or Khan's?

Anonymous said...

Probably the former if they were patrons at all

tonysmallframe said...

Fun neighborhood rumor:

The newest homeless shelter is in the basement of the Atlas theater! When closing up, the ladies don't like to go through the basement and check (and I don't blame them), so the homeless can sneak in and have free reign of the place overnight. When they leave in the morning, the alarm goes off. It must have gone off 3-4 times around 5:30/6:00 in the past week alone. It went off last night a bit earlier, and I think I overheard the police mentioning sending in dogs this time to search the whole building. Not sure what happened, though, as I fell back asleep.

Anonymous said...

I heard it stemmed from an argument over kite shopping on h street.
tonyt
the pug

Dave b said...

Someones beef touched someone elses chicken

ro said...

kites are serious business. let's hope this has a better end than the yo-yo feuds of 1957

Anonymous said...

here we go again! nice weather and black thugs start to give their guns a work out...jesus

inked said...

4:05,
quit trolling. That's obviously not a serious comment.

Anonymous said...

it's certainly stated inappropriately, but the statistics seem to support the underlying point. There's always the chance that a couple of old jewish ladies got into an argument over the merit of their respective grandchildren's college admissions, however.

curmudgeon said...

Inked -- DCist has had a couple of stories recently about Kathy Henderson's latest attempt to screw over Jimmy Valentine's -- the first from a week ago, the second from two days ago. Do you have any news that they haven't reported?

Also, can anyone explain in more detail than 'because she's a nut' why Kathy Henderson has been such a complete flippin' psychopath about Jimmy Valentine's?

And what happened with the charges against her for stealing signs from in front of the Capitol City Diner?

tubbs said...

Pro tip: If the bullet makes a hole bigger than your pinkie, alley mice can get through it, what with their collapsible pelvi and oily coat. If you get tagged, check yourself. Probe a bit with your thumb as well, just to be safe.

inked said...

Curmudgeon,
I'd say it's a two main factors:
1. Kathy objects to liquor licenses in her SMD (she's sought a total ban on them in her SMD in the past).
2. Kathy doesn't like one of the owners of Jimmy Valentine's. She seems to have held a grudge bk he didn't kiss her ass enough when he first sought to open.

I didn't report the story bk I immediately called that owner, and Matt Ashburn (Capital City Diner) when I first saw Kathy's email. They explained the situation, and I saw ABRA's explanation of what happened. I saw it as a non-story and didn't feel like giving Kathy any more press. The whole thing is a non-issue. She's just being a gadfly. I'm not sure what happened with the sign issue. I do know that the Councilmember's office was supposedly pushing for prosecution.

Anonymous said...

is she an ANC commissioner? I don't understand how she pulls so much weight. Can someone point me to some background reading on this nutcase?

inked said...

9:59,
Kathy is a former Commissioner. Her daughter is now the Commissioner for 5B10. It's a bit of a puppet regime.

BB said...

hmmm, one of the suspects was wearing a gray shirt? A very realistic bb hand gun was found wrapped in a gray t-shirt in a back yard in Trinidad this morning and reported to the police. When asked the officer didn't know of any crimes that had happened the night before and the officer said they would take the bb gun in for destruction.

Anonymous said...

non-fatal shooting? Jesus, this is as bad as those "where am I?" posts. Wake me when things get real.

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on. Any shooting, fatal or not, happening on a busy intersection is newsworthy in a neighborhood blog.

Anonymous said...

@curmudgeon

We were at Jimmy V's Friday night and a gaggle of MPD (5-6) entered the bar, checked (presumably) the liquor license and the office. It was all really bizarre.

We asked one cop what was going on and he didn't seem to know. The bar stayed open and the cops left, so apparently they had everything in order.

Does anybody know anything about this? I was wondering if it was related to these recent (weak) attempts to trip up operations.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Inked, think what you want but Anon. 4:05 was not trolling and Anon. 6:35 is dead on. While inappropriatly stated, statistics support their statement. Often our concerns for being politically correct (or fear of being thought of as a racist) cause us to deny what is a statistical FACT! That head in the sand ignorance is almost as sad as the ignorant morons committing the crimes. Wake up. Your denial of what is FACT doesn't help anyone. Surely there's something more productive you/we can do for these young black males who are responsible for 99% of violent crimes in this city than the denial that they are young black males. Oh, I know lets start a perpetrator intervention group in Georgetown that will do a lot of good!

Anonymous said...

@anon 4:05

Thugs are thugs regardless of race.. What's the purpose in saying whether they're white/black/hispanic or otherwise? I have no problem with informed discussions about local crime statistics, but a statement like "nice weather and black thugs start to give their guns a work out..." makes you appear racist and ignorant..

MJ said...

FACT: if we were to beat every anonymous racist troll with a sack of doorknobs, DC/this country/the world would be a better place. STATISTICAL FACT (and you cannot argue with facts). You may think that it isn't "politically correct" to hand out beatdowns to the morally repugnant, but that's the kind of thinking that has held DC back for so long. What are you going to do- form a moron intervention group and patiently explain the error of their ways to 'em?

deaf person who's had enough said...

Here we go again! nice weather and hearing thugs start to give their guns a work out...jesus, what is it about non-deaf thugs and their nihilism. Just because you can hear, doesn't mean you have the right to take a life, and terrorize decent folks. You disgust me.

oboe said...

if we were to beat every anonymous racist troll with a sack of doorknobs, DC/this country/the world would be a better place.

Given that there's about a 99.99% chance that the racist troll ("I'm not a RACIST!!! It's all true!!") is a 60-year-old man who lives in Manassass, if he were beaten senseless with a sack of doorknobs, it wouldn't make DC much of a better place. The greater Washington metropolitan area, yes. DC not so much, though.

inked said...

10:29,
I didn't say anything about the race of the guys involved. Please don't words in my mouth.

That comment was clearly trolling. It contributes nothing, and appears calculated to stir people up. It assumes facts, springboardd off those "facts" into a racially inflamatory statement disguised as concern. That's trolling.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's completely racist to say black thugs are getting trigger happy when it gets hot in DC. It's a slightly weird reaction because men in general are responsible for the majority of crime in this and every other city but no one seems to make it into a gender issue and if white guys stopped killing people in the city there would be a 20% drop in homicides which would be a pretty significant change.

I don't think people are in deinial. People just aren't cool with the racist connotations that seem to be attached to that sort of statement. You picture the person saying it as someone who thinks "the blacks" as a whole are responsible for something that only a handful of idiots are actually responsible for doing.

I for one know that people aren't created equal and most black men are not a part of the small percentage of dumbasses who think a gun solves minor problems.

Anonymous said...

Anon. 1:51 you say,- the Trolls (Ink's definition, not mine) are saying "the blacks" as a whole are responsible for something that only a handful of idiots are actually responsible for doing. No one is saying that here, what some of us are trying to say on here is that 99% of those handful of idiots you reference are black. That's very different then saying those blacks are idiots.

99% of those idiots are black - (Fact). Blacks are idiots (Racisit). Inked, how is that statement of FACT trolling? Seems we need to get our Facts straight before we can adequately address the problem of this "handfull of idiots" around here.

Anonymous said...

Anon. 1:51 also makes the point that these thugs are also almost always men. Is it sexist to point that out? Therefore you target your help at men, you don't target at women. They also happen to be black so target black men, you're wasting time and resources if you're trying to find out why chinese deaf women are hanging out at XII polishing their guns.

oboe said...

I don't think it's completely racist to say black thugs are getting trigger happy when it gets hot in DC.

I do think it's completely racist to say so--at least if you have more than a 2nd grade education. As you say, violent crime is essentially a poor, young male phenomenon. It just so happens that the poor, young males of DC are black. Well, no, it doesn't just so happen--it happened because of a half millennia of slavery followed by a century of Jim Crow.

If it weren't for America's racist past, the urban poor would be black and white, and the poor in Appalachia would be just as likely white brown or black.

If someone were to write "Damn these male thugs!" most readers would be genuinely puzzled (as would anyone reading "Damn these non-deaf thugs!")

But since it's "teh blacks" we all know what the story is, and suddenly it's a legitimate matter of debate.

oboe said...

99% of those idiots are black - (Fact). Blacks are idiots (Racisit). Inked, how is that statement of FACT trolling?

Sure, I'll take this one:

It's a question of what the commenter is attempting to add to the conversation. In this case, it's a gratuitous drop of rancid racist venom.

"Look at the black people shooting their guns." adds nothing whatsoever to the conversation, it only poisons the atmosphere. As you said, everyone knows the demographics of most of the violent criminals in DC. Just jumping on a blog and pointing it out sure makes the commenter feel like a brave iconoclast; the child pointing out that the Emperor has no clothes.

But in reality, he's like the kid who shows up at the cocktail party in his parent's living room holding a piece of his own poo, saying "Poo is stinky!"

Thanks Billy! Now let's wash you off and get you tucked back into bed!

Anyway, I hope that's explained things sufficiently for you.

Next time you're up here from Dale City, or whichever racist enclave you're living in, I hope you try the margaritas at H Street Country Club. Divine!

Alan Page said...

oboe and mj saved this thread.

just came to say that.

and please stop blaming VII for anything that happens near it. people were shooting each other 'round these parts long before VII existed.

Alan Page said...

ps: If you're just stating a "fact", attach your name to it. Your anonymity draws moral strength from your so-called neutral position of "factual" argument. people with the facts on their side aren't scared to attach their name to their argument.

Anonymous said...

One fact is that you don't know the difference between XII and VII.

inked said...

4:10,
pretty much what Oboe said.

CGladbach said...

Wow. This got stupid fast.

Never mind that someone got hurt, right? Or the fact that the suspects are in custody?

No no no, all of you guys are right. What we need to figure out here is who's racist, then argue about it and ultimately trash up someone's blog by missing the point.

oboe said...

No no no, all of you guys are right. What we need to figure out here is who's racist, then argue about it and ultimately trash up someone's blog by missing the point.

Right. We need to stay focused on the salient fact that all these armed thugs have hair. Thanks for your contribution.

Julius said...

Primer on Roman numerals.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_numerals

Media Assassin said...

I'm flabbergasted by all of the this idiotic rhetoric about blacks, poor blacks, black thugs, etc. Everything on these childish blogs have to be about black this or black that. If some of you despise blacks so much, why don't you go to H Street and declare it in a loud voice so we can have a real life "War of the Races", or say something ignorant to the next so-called black thug that you see when you're walking down the street and see where that leads. Oh, I see you can talk crap about folks behind the veneer of a blog but will not say it to their faces. Try it!

Anonymous said...

"say something ignorant to the next so-called black thug that you see when you're walking down the street and see where that leads"

Wow, there's a great way to defeat the point being made about anti-social behavior and danger posed by the young black youths in our area. "Just go up and say that to their face and watch them beat the sh!t out of you."

You're right. These generalizations are WAY off base...Score one for your side, buddy...