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anne April 17, 2014 at 08:28 am
folks should be aware of numbers that appear on their caller id's.
Kathleen April 17, 2014 at 04:56 pm
Just got a letter in the mail my son missed jury duty but we didn't get any official notification -Read More what a coincidence!
Police believe elderly woman was homeless, according to report.
John Strother April 14, 2014 at 10:46 am
This poor woman, There are just no 2 bit rooms out there. All most homeless needs is a room and aRead More shared bathroom. A place where no one judges them, a place that they feel safe. A camp ground works well for this. Should have a tax write off, if you open your house or yard to them. People are people they just need a place to feel safe and respected. They will respect back because the mean no harm. They just tired of the rat race.
Liz April 15, 2014 at 03:06 pm
Yes, it's scandalous. This could happen to any one of us. Glad Pope Francis, Amma (www.amma.org),Read More social justice ministries such as Just Faith (www.justfaith.org), local churches and others are advocating for the poor. Fortunately, if someone wants to escape from this cold, cruel world, suicide is always an option! Yay!
Pam Hamburg April 16, 2014 at 11:23 am
LOL, and I would never skydive *shudders*.
Marcus Aurelius April 17, 2014 at 07:57 am
But we can get stoned now, makes perfect sense !! You could always just drive like responsibleRead More people and keep your speed safe, there are thousands of people missing limbs or worse wishing they never were involved in a crash by either there own fault or the result of some balloon knot, Thanks for keeping us safe officers
Alicia Murphy April 17, 2014 at 05:26 pm
I just use Waze now can't go wrong this tells you were the cops are and if they are not just say soRead More and it is removed and so many use it especially truck drivers so here to Florida I had no issues great app
Don't do it. (Patch file photo.)
John Strother April 6, 2014 at 11:03 am
Vincent Careatti, I see your posts and they are either about I-66 or Route 7. it seems you get offRead More the I-66 to get onto local roads when I-66 backs up. Does that make you want to use cut through and speed? Sounds like it to me. I want the police to keep an eye on you. Because of your cut through driving, you make it very unsafe for my neighbors children, the elderly and myself. Stay on your I-66 commuter traffic route and stay the heck out of places you don't belong. You are making things worst being there. You are the traffic many people don't want driving in their neighborhoods. You don't live there, don't visit or do business there, so you just don't belong there.
Lisa April 6, 2014 at 11:46 am
Part of the problem is the length of the traffic cycles. Miss the light and one can end up waiting 5Read More minutes to get going again, and in some cases have to go through multiple cycles to get through the intersection. In our society of impatience, people start doing other things like texting and reading email, then continue to finish up what they are doing once the traffic moves again. I see that every morning that I drive to work.
Alvin Clinton Hicks, Jr. April 6, 2014 at 09:27 pm
All this is simply proof that the regions police departments are not doing their jobs. All policeRead More officers are responsible to traffic duty when on duty. Most have an attitude to justify not doing this responsibly. Yet the death toll and injury toll is rising in every region across the nation. The last year's death toll was over 43,000. With serious injury's in the hundreds of thousands! And Fairfax is no exception. Most police officers think that they are supposed to get paid overtime on what is called 'auxilary' traffic duty assignments on $overtime$. And the dispatch offices are in on it as well. They get thousands of calls daily with traffic complaints directly involving improper Motor Vehicle Operator driving in any given area thru out Fairfax and most go ignored. Yet someone will call in a redundant call by comparison and the patrolling officers on duty will respond to it instead of the thousands involving even reckless driving reports! Bottom line? It is such gross negligence it is simply criminal in and upon itself! Emails. Written letters. Phone call reports about same being received about Motor Vehicle Operator small and big infractions and what is being done about it? A patrol officer will be sent out to investigate a kitty cat being stuck in a tree instead by dispatch, backed up by the on duty officer of the shift? And what is the departments sworn duty and oat to office and position? "To Serve and Protect". And what major subject issue is killing and injuring people more than any other? The Motor Vehicle Operator.
Officer's son arrested after taking cruiser.
SB April 3, 2014 at 03:31 pm
I hope he gets what an average black person would get for this type of crime…
Mike Berkemeier April 4, 2014 at 09:08 pm
Waaah, waaah, waaah...stfu. I feel SOOOO bad for you. Jesus, get over it, I am so sick of hearingRead More people like you.
Spartan300 April 17, 2014 at 08:50 am
Wow, there are just three people on this thread smashing each other to death - typical lol. ThenRead More there was the one Black and or racist comment as expected. I was actually waiting for the the Dems And Repubs to get into it as well. Ahh it's still early I guess. BTW, he was charged. I am very sad to inform you wonderful citizens that nothing is getting "swept" anywhere. It's in the courts hands now. Wait for the result, read , comment, wash and do it all over again. Zzzz Zzzzz
Photo from WUSA9 via Twitter.
Tom Rossing March 31, 2014 at 04:41 pm
O.K. Patch, how do you search a dead man?
mc6 March 31, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Yeah, your title could use re-wording.
Screen grab of snatch theft from WMATA video.
CS March 29, 2014 at 09:41 am
Um, wait... What? Did he just blame the victims and not the punks who commit the crime?Read More "Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik told the station he believes the increase is because more people are standing on station platforms or aboard trains transfixed by their smartphones."
taffy/toby March 29, 2014 at 04:52 pm
can't wait till our train system comes to Reston!
Authorities looking for purple freight liner tractor, Virginia license plate 78471PY.
Rick Young March 21, 2014 at 10:36 am
If this is a pedophile let's put him down. Only ONE way to handle a pedophile and that is toRead More terminate him. Otherwise, when he is released he'll wait for another opportunity. They are not human.
File photo of response to the Navy Yard Shootings.
taffy/toby March 19, 2014 at 05:00 pm
just plain sad..
Debbie March 20, 2014 at 11:41 am
If a dog bites a person, it's euthanized. If a human kills another person via their job duties,Read More they're eventually put right into an office environment. I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often.
Suspect was arrested when he returned to the scene, according to Fairfax City Police.
Alvin Clinton Hicks, Jr. March 19, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Thank you, Kim! Additionally, when Joselito continued to state and show he was not going to stopRead More further aggression towards me, I left the area. About and hour and a half later I returned, he was gone, so I stayed. Needing the hypothermia services at the church thru the Facets program. Then, to my surprise, and dismay, was arrested by the police who believed some other story of the event by others who did not see it in entirety. I was returned to the church around 7 pm by the arresting officer. Joselito arrived shortly there after from the hospital without injury. The following evening, the Facets facilitator on duty sent me away instead of Joselito. What happened on 03/10 when the facilitator on duty did nothing with this individual? I also went to the FCBC church during the next day, early, requesting assistance in the matter as above, Kim is suggesting. No one was available to help. This scenario is a 'typical' one involving the facets hypo program. The actual victim gets punished instead of the actual aggressive criminal due to some sort of biased nonsense. Thanks again for your obviously compassionately understanding comment/post, Kim. Yet this does not make up for what happened and the extreme amount of time inundation that is going to follow. A supreme amount of labrynthed events are to follow. Court dates. Subpeana's. Public defenders. All because of a system in place that punishes the innocent thru time inundation, stress and the rest. Similar scenario"s over the last few years have caused me to end up homeless and in need of these serviced to start with. Lost my career job the same way. With the immoral typical criminally minded one's 'winning' with lies and deceit.
Kim McCoy March 19, 2014 at 03:29 pm
Good luck to you Mr. Hicks. I can't speak to the incident, as I wasn't there, but I do know that youRead More will undoubtedly be put through the labyrinth. Don't expect Mr. Hambrick to reach out for your side of the story; that's not part of the agenda here at the Patch. I hope things turn around for you and that the program continues to offset your circumstances. God bless.
Alvin Clinton Hicks, Jr. March 19, 2014 at 06:50 pm
My last comment was not posted!? To abbreviate, the facets church program is doing nothingRead More significant to 'offset' my or certain others situation. Catering to substance abusers and criminals, allowing them to continue substance abusing and commit crimes. These types of policy's, if anything, offset the help offered for others that do not fit into the above agenda policy's. It mutes the help. Makes it redundant. The only reason I and certain others that are not substance abusers and criminals have to be there is because we have no other choice but to freeze to death and the other help programs in the region are far worse with the above and more detailed/explained!