A pickup truck driver intentionally hit a cyclist on Rhode Island Avenue, knocking him to the ground. WABA says the law is inadequate to deal with this and is pushing a private right of action for intentional cyclist assault.
House bill doesn’t cut Metro funding
The initial House transportation appropriations bill does include WMATA’s $150 million for repairs this year, Bob McCartney notes. House Republicans tried to cut it in an earlier round, but it survived in the final agreement. It’s on page 37 of the bill text.
DC police want online tipsters to report “suspicious” activities, including, “Taking photographs or videos of security features, such as security cameras or security check points.” Since every federal building includes an abundance of security cameras and checkpoints, every innocent tourist will now be under suspicion.