D.C. police force on the verge of shrinking

D.C. is one of the best examples of a city that completely turned its crime around. The District halved its number of violent crimes between 1995 and 2010, and is no longer considered one of the most dangerous… Read More

Morning Digest: Jeopardy, crooked cops, and transport

Better than a cup of coffee, the Morning Digest will provide you with what you need to be prepared for the day: a daily round-up of links, local news, and important events on campus and around D.C.    … Read More

Prefrosh Preview: Know Your Rights

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues commonly encountered by students at Georgetown. We the people… Under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,… Read More

District Digest: Rediscovering the First Amendment

This week in D.C. news, featuring the MPD’s acknowledgement of the First Amendment, more on Mayor Gray madness, and the latest Amtrak upgrade. Yes, the First Amendment still holds. Washington, D.C.’s Police Chief Cathy Lanier issued an order… Read More

Vox Pupuli: I know I’m cute but don’t touch me edition

While Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was meeting with President John J. Degioia and other University officials inside warm Healy Hall, Vox was shivering beyond the DPS barriers, waiting in vain to take a good photo of the… Read More

Georgetown student victim of alleged police cover-up

A still from the police car’s dashboard camera Georgetown student Alexandra Torrens-Vilas is suing police in Hollywood, Fla. after they allegedly faked a police report about an accident involving her and a police officer, according to the Associated… Read More

Georgetown BID splurges on extra police presence, possibly a camera system

The Georgetown Business Improvement District, an association of neighborhood business owners, is devoting $100,000 to hire off-duty police officers to patrol the neighborhood, according to the Georgetown Current (PDF).  According to the article, the BID is hoping an… Read More

George Washington U police might get guns

Everyone’s got Van Slyke fever, and the only cure is more handguns. GW now has a task force looking into whether to give its police force handguns, and the kids don’t like it. Now’s a good time to… Read More