There's some good crime news and bad crime news lately:
Police have charged a man with two fatal shootings in Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan. Obviously the shootings are terrible, but at least police got their man.
The sadder news is the fact that passersby ignored a man on the sidewalk who had been beaten. The article says there were no visible injuries, so maybe people just thought he was drunk or high, but you'd think somebody would at least dial 911. I've called 911 for people who seemed to have passed out drunk before. If you see someone injured, do the humane thing and call the police. This is not the kind of thing I like to write about in the neighborhood.
Other things to watch out for is young vandals around 13th and Kenyon. A Columbia Heights Yahoo group member notes he saw three kids, maybe 8-12 years old, throwing snowballs and ice at houses, and he confronted them. Later the garoyles in his front lawn were stolen. Apparently the poster has seen them doing other mischief before. Keep your eyes open!