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Friday, February 15, 2013

MPD Taking Steps to Avoid Incidents at Shoe Releases

My Chucks by condour
My Chucks, a photo by condour on Flickr

I thought everyone might be interested in the following missive from MPD (in light of the recent incident where a man fired a gun into a crowd during a sneaker release event on H Street). It's good to know that MPD is being proactive.

There have been several incidents in the city over the past year that have occurred outside of shoe stores that were hosting a “release” of a new shoe model. In the past, MPD was not notified in advance of these events and usually we became aware when a crowd would begin to gather outside of retailers. First District Officers have met with shoe stores’ managers in 1D, who have agreed to provide advance notice to the First District when a shoe release is scheduled. 


Anonymous wigshop said...

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks You'd better run, better run...

Feb 15, 2013, 11:10:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm....look at the author of this blog and the veiled racism in this post.

Feb 15, 2013, 12:11:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So a well-publicized shoe release surprised MPD? If that's any indication of their level of intel gathering, it doesn't give me much confidence they're plugged in to actual criminal matters.

Feb 15, 2013, 12:15:00 PM

Blogger inked said...

I don't follow sneaker releases, so I wouldn't know the schedule. MPD getting a little heads up can't be a bad thing.

Feb 15, 2013, 12:20:00 PM

Anonymous poo said...

shoe mobs? for .... expensive sneakers? channel that BS into education. channel it into showing up on time for your job.


it sucks that ignorant people drive policy in this city.

Feb 15, 2013, 4:12:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only these idiots could control themselves when a sneaker is released we wouldn't need to devote extra police resources to babysit a bunch of teenagers buying something.

Feb 15, 2013, 5:01:00 PM

Anonymous scatman said...

if you were in NOLA, some dude would be asking you "I bet you $5 I can tell you where you got them shoes"...and after balking at said prospect and accepting the bet, he's say, "you got them shoes on the street". Hand over your $5. No shooting involved.

Feb 15, 2013, 8:06:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:10, can you please explain for us what you mean. i just don't see it. calling out "racism" doesn't really help us to think about it or lessen it. all it does is isolate us.

Feb 15, 2013, 8:35:00 PM

Anonymous 4th and G said...

People wouldn't need so many new shoes if we spent more time mending bad soles.

Feb 15, 2013, 9:40:00 PM

Blogger inked said...

12:11 is a regular troll on this site. I delete almost all of his posts, but every so often I like to leave up one of the more harmless posts just to show how inane his posts truly appear to the actual readers of this blog. Typically he likes to write about raping people in alleys, or sometimes being raped in alleys, or on buses, or in the local bars. Apparently he has also worked at half of the bars on H Street, and also had sex on the bars (or behind the bars, or in the bathrooms) of pretty much every bar/restaurant on H Street. He has also gotten food poisoning from eating at at least half of them. Also, the artichoke dip sucks everywhere, the food has gone down hill everywhere, this neighborhood is unsafe, and anyone who raises children around here is selfish. If nothing else, he's a good study on what happens when people don't take the meds that they clearly need. So, if you ever see a random comment pulled, it's probably because that guy wrote it.

Feb 15, 2013, 11:32:00 PM

Anonymous dgh said...

Love the post you just made Inked..what a nut

Feb 16, 2013, 12:57:00 PM

Blogger Tom A. said...

There is a Michael Jordan Nike shoe release coming soon at Modell's at Heckinger Mall. I forget the exact date, but there is a sign on the door about it. The sign reminded me about the recent shooting.

Feb 16, 2013, 10:06:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hechinger, genius.

Feb 17, 2013, 7:42:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it's true, the artichoke dip is terrible at Granville Moores and parts of the neighborhood are dangerous.

Feb 17, 2013, 10:11:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Feb 17, 2013, 10:49:00 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their are a lot of stupid people out there.

Feb 17, 2013, 6:54:00 PM


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