When we were last with young Gerald, he was in the Garden District of New Orleans. For the very first time in his life he had gotten behind the wheel of a car, but it was a sports car he had stolen with his best friend…
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Street Sense Media vendor Fredric John’s poem about historic down town D.C.
Not all victims of violent assault in D.C. get the same media coverage. There’s a reason for that.
The Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
D.C. government, nonprofit organizations and citizens are responding to the most recent spike in synthetic drug overdoses.
Two men were arrested after a violent episode at the 2nd and D Street shelter.
Reginald Johnson, 37, is wanted for First Degree Murder While Armed in connection with the July 2 murder near the shelter at 2nd and D Streets NW.
On Monday, July 2, a man was shot with a handgun and killed near the entrance to the Community for Creative Nonviolence shelter located at 2nd and D Streets NW.
Casa Ruby offers a variety of services to members of the LGBTQ community regardless of housing or immigration status
A Street Sense Media vendor was robbed while selling his newspapers. The response from law enforcement and the local community was surprising.
Artist/Vendor Gerald Anderson recounts his experiences getting arrested in New Orleans.
Artist/Vendor Gerald Anderson recounts his experiences living on the streets of New Orleans
Let’s sit at the bargaining table and talk and think this issue through without guns. Let’s share food, not the death of another human being.
I was robbed on the 30N bus on the night of April 26 at 12:55 a.m. The crime was committed blocks away from the Capitol building, the bus stop near the intersection of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.
This new series chronicles Gerald Anderson’s time running the streets and going in and out of prison. It will eventually become his sophomore autobiographical book. You can purchase the first book, “Still Standing: how an ex-con found salvation in the floodwaters of Katrina,” from Gerald directly or find it on Amazon.com.
A poem about gun violence in the U.S
Phillip Black urges parents to be responsible when handling firearms.
Vendor Wendell Williams argues for the importance of stricter gun control for handguns, which disproportionately cause harm in black and Hispanic communities, as well as for assault weapons.
In 1994, an assault-weapons ban signed by President Bill Clinton outlawed the AR-15. But the law had a lot of loopholes and gun manufacturers circumvented it by modifying the weapons. The ban was written to expire after ten years and was lifted in 2004. Democrats tried to renew it, but there wasn’t much interest in Congress. I think President Trump can do the same but make stronger impact on banning assault-weapons. If you buy an AR-15 for sports, gun stores should ask the buyer for sporting proof. This weapon should not be used for hunting.
To plan the murder of innocents in a sacred place is barbaric. (As a teacher, I consider all educational institutions sacred.) Their minds are on their lessons, friends, plans for lunch or what to wear to the party on Saturday night. Not one child is thinking “Someone is going to kill me today.” If they had thought that, I’m sure they would have stayed home.