Police Chief Robert Contee on Crime Prevention, Security, Police Reform

May 24, 2021

“A safe community is important in all the work we do and if people do not feel safe in their community, then we still have important work to do,” said Robert […]

Catching Our Breath After the Floyd Verdict

April 22, 2021

The verdict, satisfying as it was, is not the end of the story. There will be more George Floyds, more difficult conversations and much more work to be done. 

Juneteenth’s Time Has Come

June 18, 2020

In D.C., Friday, June 19, will be a day of renewed and expanded demonstrations, calling not only for justice for George Floyd and other African Americans murdered by police but for meaningful steps toward Black equality.

The Agony of Emmett Till and George Floyd

June 17, 2020

I thought about Emmett Till as I watched the video of George Perry Floyd dying in the street. I can never forget George calling for his mother before taking his […]

Georgetown BID: ‘Where Do We Go From Here?’

June 11, 2020

The mayor, Georgetown University President John DeGioia and Emerson Collective CFO Dan Tangherlini participated in the Georgetown Business Improvement District’s virtual annual meeting on June 10.

Police Hold Street Meeting About Georgetown Looting

June 8, 2020

Second District Cmdr. Duncan Bedlion admitted that the police had failed to protect Georgetown businesses because their numbers were few and most were deployed elsewhere.

Bowser Joins Protesters, Pushes Back at Trump (photos)

June 7, 2020

Mayor Bowser strolled through the earnest and sometimes festive crowd near the St. Regis hotel and St. John’s Church on June 6, speaking briefly at the corner of 16th and Eye Streets NW.

Peaceful Protest Comes to Georgetown (photos)

June 4, 2020

As residents and slightly startled diners at Martin’s Tavern looked on, protesters sat on the street, chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “This is what democracy looks like.”

Georgetown Rector Gassed, Forced Off Lafayette Square to Make Way for Trump

June 2, 2020

The Rev. Gini Gerbasi was at her old church to protest George Floyd’s death. Her account of her experience on June 1 launched a Twitter hashtag: #aforcetobereckonedwith.