Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Stabbing Monday Afternoon at 20th & Benning Road NE

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 6.41.02 AM

There was a stabbing a little after 4:30 Monday afternoon near the intersection of 20th and Benning Road NE. The alert included a lookout for a black male wearing a white shirt and gray pants. The alert gave event # I20170391720. I don't have any information on the status of the victim.


Anonymous said...

Small request: can we please refrain from posting non-specific lookout descriptions. "A black male wearing a white shirt and gray pants" describes probably 40% of the people I saw on Benning Road this weekend. I know the intention is for us all to be informed and to stay vigilant — so I'm absolutely not accusing anyone of anything — but, I've learned from years in local news that these blanket descriptions that could describe anyone actually do more harm than good.

Anonymous said...

If you told me the crime and location I would have described the likely suspect even before reading the description.

inked said...

I'm just saying that's the exact description given in the lookout. But yes, it's incredibly vague and generic. I think the lookout descriptions are meant primarily for the police who may be in the area soon after the crime. I am certainly not suggesting that people try to keep an eye out for black men dressed in white shirts and gray pants. I mean, that would be absurd, no? I agree that such a description could fit a lot of people. If anyone has been reading any of the lookouts from these Alerts DC emails and texts that way, please stop. It's stupid and counter-productive.

In looking at the original post again I see that I typed "includes" when I meant to type "included." I'll fix that now.