DPS arrests man allegedly burglarizing Georgetown townhouses on Prospect

Update, 4:04 pm: Vox has learned that the man arrested was James McFerguson. A search of D.C. court cases online revealed 43 separate cases against McFerguson stretching back to 1985, though it’s unclear whether all are against the James McFerguson arrested Wednesday. Original Post: At around 2 p.m. yesterday, plainclothes DPS officers on patrol arrested a […]

Campus Crime Watch: Eighteen crimes on campus in May

View Campus Crime Watch, May 2012 in a larger map After eight months, Vox‘s campus crime watch is back. To date in May, DPS has reported 18 crimes on campus, compared to 31 crimes reported in the same period last year. There were five assaults, including two assaults on police officers. At least five students […]

Photos: Occupy protestors descend on K Street, dozens arrested

As Hoyas wrapped up their fall semester classes yesterday, hundreds of Occupy protestors from across the country converged on K Street NW for “Day of Action: Occupiers Unite”, which targeted the lobbying industry. One protester who was arrested, a 75-year old Methodist minister from Tennessee, told the Washington Post, “K Street is the place to […]

Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) returns home to media circus

Late Saturday night, Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) (far right), arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and was greeted by his waiting family. Sweeney, who had been studying abroad at the American University in Cairo, was detained last week with two other American students for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at Egyptian security officials during anti-government protests […]

Derrik Sweeney released, returning to the United States tonight

Update, 9:56 a.m., November 26: Sweeney has left Egypt, and will arrive in Saint Louis late tonight. The other two detained students have also left Egypt. Original post, 5:17 p.m.: Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) (far right), who was detained early Tuesday morning by Egyptian authorities for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at government personnel during protests in Cairo, […]

Derrik Sweeney (COL ’13) arrested in Cairo amidst protests, won’t be released until Sunday

Update, 4:15 p.m.: In an e-mail to Vox, Nicole Sweeney said the reason the her family has been given for the delay in Sweeney’s release, which a judge had ordered earlier today, is that after a required medical exam was completed, Egyptian authorities decided there was not enough time to file release paperwork before the […]

Campus Crime Watch: Stolen bikes and jack-o-lanterns

View Campus Crime Watch: October 12-18 in a larger map Earlier this week, the Hoya reported a rise in bicycle thefts at Georgetown. Vox recommends that students register their bikes with the National Bike Registry. (Bicycle registration, which was required in D.C. until 2008, is potentially the only way to recover a stolen bicycle.) When […]

Georgetown students arrested at May 1st Immigrants’ Rights Rally

This past Saturday, approximately sixty Georgetown students joined the thousands who gathered in D.C. to protest recent Arizona immigration laws and to demand comprehensive immigration reform from Congress. While the rally itself was expected, what happened next was not—twelve current and former Georgetown students were arrested at the event. David Schwartz (SFS ’12), one of […]