News Update

Water Problems Solved

Residents in the Shaw and Logan Circle areas can finally drink the water there. Friday, DC Water officials said there was no longer a trace of petroleum in the water. For three days residents and businesses could not drink the tap water or use it to bathe. Friday, water samples were sent to a Fort Meade, Maryland lab for testing. Those test revealed the water was safe to use.  DC Water officials are still not sure how the petroleum got into the water system. The “Do Not Drink” advisory, now lifted, had been in effect since Wednesday.


Complaints Board Applauds DC Police

The District’s Police Complaints Board has commended DC Police for its handling of last week’s “Justice for All” protest march in the district.   The board’s report, released on Friday, praises the Metropolitan Police Department for dealing with the rally in a “professional manner.” Part of the board’s recommendations include that DC Police continue to make visible their badges and name tags. The Police Complaint Board is charged with periodically monitoring police and its crowd control procedures during city rallies and protests.


President Obama on the Sony Hacking

During his end of the year press conference, President Obama said that executives at Sony should not have stopped the release of its controversial movie, The Interview. The film brought terrorist threats against the U.S. because the movie depicts assassination plots against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The President said foreign powers showed not have the power of censorship in the United States.

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