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Apparently, someone was shot and killed at 6AM this morning directly across the street from my house and I didn't hear a thing. Did wonder what the cops and local news people were doing on the block when I left to go to work.

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Christian society.

Posted by: ferd | Apr 27, 2006 12:05:28 PM

About five years ago there was a hostage situation in a row house half a block from my apartment. A SWAT team stormed the house around 3AM and grabbed a guy who had a knife to his young son's throat. From the news report I watched the next morning there were at least a half-dozen police cars at the scene, lights flashing, along with a couple ambulances and a number of box trucks that I guess brought the SWAT guys.

I slept through the whole thing. And I'm not a heavy sleeper. There were some trees blocking the line of sight, but one neighbor who did see what was going on said it was quite a ruckus. But he was the only one who noticed. Everyone else I talked to didn't hear a thing.

Posted by: Mean Gene | Apr 27, 2006 12:42:15 PM

The best part of the article is the assurance of the police that none of the daycare kids were involved in the shooting! Tough toddlers in DC, but not homicidal!! ( The indicident took place in front of a church day care cente)

Posted by: Dan F. | Apr 27, 2006 1:24:11 PM

The report probably referred to the junior-high students situated across the street from the day-care center.

Posted by: Kriston | Apr 27, 2006 1:34:44 PM

Just the other day I was musing over dinner about whether I would even know if someone was murdered in my neighborhood. She stared at me and then said a man had just been stabbed to death in the park near my apartment.

Posted by: antid_oto | Apr 27, 2006 2:19:38 PM

You have to go to work somewhere? I thought the whole appeal of this gig was that you sat at home in your underwear.

Posted by: ed | Apr 27, 2006 2:21:49 PM

Yeah, those junior high kids are mighty suspicious. On the other hand, I think the real crooks are the ones at Cardozo up the hill a little bit. Remember when they had to keep closing the school because students were breaking into the chem lab to spill arsenic everywhere or something?

Posted by: Matthew Yglesias | Apr 27, 2006 3:06:51 PM

True, I think the (younger) youth focus on throwing rocks at bicyclists.

Posted by: Kriston | Apr 27, 2006 3:21:08 PM

"About five years ago there was a hostage situation in a row house half a block from my apartment. A SWAT team stormed the house around 3AM and grabbed a guy who had a knife to his young son's throat."

I had a very similar situation. I was out walking my dog before going to bed, reached the street corner, and as I was turning around to head back to my house, I came face to face with 3 SWAT guys crouched at the edge of the corner house. I stopped for half a beat, then headed back towards my house. On the way I noticed another team of 3 guys hiding behind another house in the neighborhood.

I went inside, locked the door, and watched several teams run across the neighborhood. I found out later a house on the next street over had some sort of hostage standoff.

Posted by: Doug T | Apr 27, 2006 3:39:25 PM

This handy-dandy map on the WaPo site allows you to track crime statistics for your neighborhood:
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Posted by: flippantangel | Apr 27, 2006 3:48:50 PM

Let's try that again:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/custom/2006/03/03/CU2006030301502.html

Posted by: flippantangel | Apr 27, 2006 3:55:28 PM

Knew a guy in college who had vacationed in Spain with some friends. Apparently, after this fellow had gone to bed, his buddies started throwing bottles and food out the hotel window. The Spanish police came in later that night and arrested everyone in the hotel suite, except for the sleeping guy.

The next morning he awoke to find the note the cops left him telling him where he could pick up his friends.

Good police work, were I the cop, I would have rounded up all the college boys (including sleeping beauty) and let them stew in general population for a couple of days.

Posted by: beowulf | May 1, 2006 5:02:18 AM

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