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3 Charged, 4 to Hospital, in 70-Person Brawl at L'Enfant Metro
WJLA-TV ^ | 8/07/10 | Don Parker

Posted on 08/10/2010 7:06:49 AM PDT by Braak

A brawl broke out at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station at about 11 p.m. Friday night, with an estimated 70 people involved, according to police.

Numerous injuries were reported, with four of those requiring hospital treatment, two adults and two juveniles. One adult was listed as having serious but not life-threatening injuries.

DC Fire/EMS, DC Police, and Metro Transit Police all responded, police said.

An EMS mass casualty unit was called to the station near 6th St & Maryland Ave SW. Roads were closed by police.Three male teens were arrested, police say. They said most of those involved left when police arrived.

Police say no weapons were found and they are reviewing surveillance video.

One 16-year-old has been charged with disorderly conduct, another 16-year-old has been charged with simple assault, and 18-year-old Angelo Nicholas has been charged with disorderly conduct.

Police say no weapons were found and they are reviewing surveillance video.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: crime; dc; metro
I know it's somewhat old news...but in the midst of a mayoral election down here, and the fact all MPD did was chase the kids INTO the metro...then washed their hands...
1 posted on 08/10/2010 7:06:50 AM PDT by Braak
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To: Braak
This is a good example of why public transportation is strictly for the birds.
2 posted on 08/10/2010 7:08:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: Braak

...our nation’s capital is a savage place after dark...I used to hate it when my wife taught at George Washington...especially in the winter when it got dark early.


3 posted on 08/10/2010 7:10:47 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Braak
There are dozens and dozens of different police organizations in DC and MPD doesn't have jurisdiction everywhere.

When you get into METRO you pick up Maryland and Virginia police organizations.

There's also a METRO Police operation.

Do any of you guys remember Hillary Clinton's boyfriend? One day he showed up dead in Fort Marcy Park. That case involved several federal agencies ~ just for starts. The National Park Service led the investigation.

Multiply that by 100 and you get an idea of what goes on in DC.

4 posted on 08/10/2010 7:15:36 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: STONEWALLS

With the exception of Ward 3, the National Mall and the K Street corridor(to an extent), the District of Columbia is a third world nation.

It is a testimony to “the Great Society,” no God in schools and abortion on demand.

The Democrats have turned our capital into a stinking morass of crime, thuggery and violence.


5 posted on 08/10/2010 7:18:36 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Duty is ours; consequences are God's." Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson)
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To: Braak

“Our diversity is our strength.”


6 posted on 08/10/2010 7:22:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: muawiyah
All I remeber about the death of Hillary's boyfriend is that the killers put the gun in his non-dominant hand because they did not know he was left handed, and the bullet that killed him was of a different caliber than the gun placed in his hand.

Nothing odd here, case closed, move along now.

7 posted on 08/10/2010 7:31:05 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: dfwgator

I read some articles about this in the Washington Post and on the WTOP news radio site. These articles talked about issues such as the lack of coordination among police agencies, and how mobs can be dealt with. None of the articles talked in detail the perpetrators, except to note that they were young people ages 18 to about 22. They didn’t mention whether they belonged to youth gangs, or other relevant details.

I think political correctness prevents us from talking about certain aspects of this issue. We are limited to talking about police responses and jurisdiction, rather than talking about the feral “youths” who terrorize innocent people. We can’t talk about a culture in which being “dissed” leads to violence. We can’t talk about a culture in which this sort of thing is considered a normal acceptable response to some alleged slight or insult, no matter how small.


8 posted on 08/10/2010 7:32:23 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Those darned upper middle class white kids. Always getting into trouble.


9 posted on 08/10/2010 8:17:58 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“We can’t talk about a culture in which being “dissed” leads to violence. We can’t talk about a culture in which this sort of thing is considered a normal acceptable response to some alleged slight or insult, no matter how small.”

...nor can we talk about a culture that produces 28 year old single grandmothers.


10 posted on 08/10/2010 9:34:01 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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