Escaped Virginia Prisoner Apprehended in DC

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A man identified as Wossen Assaye was apprehended yesterday morning in Washington, D.C. following an hours-long man-hunt after the man, being held on federal bank robbery charges, escaped from a Northern Virginia hospital. Assaye was purportedly being held at INOVA Fairfax Hospital on a suicide watch while charges are pending in federal court for as […]

Juvenile Arrested in Northern Virginia for Helping Islamic State

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Last Friday FBI agents raided a Woodbridge, Virginia home and took a 17-year old into custody for helping another man travel to Syria to join the Islamic State or ‘ISIS.’ The juvenile is reportedly a student at Osbourn Park High School outside of Manassas in Prince William County who has been described as quiet, polite and […]

Marijuana is Legal in D.C. – What That Means for You:

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This past Thursday, it officially became legal to possess marijuana in the District of Columbia. On November 4th, 2014, Initiative 71 was approved by D.C. voters, adding D.C. to the ranks of those that have legalized marijuana possession including Colorado, Washington, Oregon and (as of February 25th) Alaska. The initiative, which formally amended D.C. Code […]

Drone Lands on White House Lawn

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Yesterday morning the White House went on lockdown after a small commercially-available ‘drone’ was spotted flying over White House grounds.  It  crash-landed on the lawn at about 3am. The President and First Lady were in India but their daughters, Sasha and Malia, were at home. After a brief lockdown and search of the White House […]

Officers Cleared in Death of Navy Yard Shooter

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I don’t think this one comes as a big surprise.  It’s good to see officers cleared after a clearly justified shooting especially in the wake of what’s been going on in Ferguson.   http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/federal-dc-officers-cleared-in-shooting-mass-killer-aaron-alexis-at-navy-yard/2014/08/27/bd93bc1a-1e42-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html

The Warning Formerly Known as Miranda

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Apparently even your silence can be used against you: http://blog.simplejustice.us/2014/08/25/the-warning-formerly-known-as-miranda. This post by attorney Scott H. Greenfield is very alarming. Apparently the California Supreme Court has determined that, simply by exercising your own right to remain silent, the prosecutor can use that against you by highlighting what you didn’t say to show your guilt.