When Hugh Hefner was a lad, he couldn’t see ” Scarface.” Nor could he see ” Reefer Madness,” nor Douglas Fairbanks travelogues, nor anti-Nazi films…
The great humanist Israel Shahak had a favored way of analyzing political crisis. “There are,” he would say, “encouraging signs of polarization.”…..
Former D.C. Police Chief Charles Ramsey and several other top current or former city officials might be subject to criminal prosecutions over the disappearance of evidence in a crackdown on anti-trade protesters, a federal investigator has said in court papers.
District officials have struggled for years to come to grips with modern, scientific police work. As late as 2007, the department was still using carbon to make copies of its reports. Chief Cathy Lanier has promised to drag the department into the 21st century, but her record is spotty.