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Relisha Rudd Case: Body Of Kahlil Tatum, Murder Suspect Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide.

Relisha Rudd Case: Body Of Kahlil Tatum, Murder Suspect Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide.

By Jueseppi B.

8-year-old Relisha Rudd (L) has gone missing. Kahlil Tatum has been identified as her suspected abductor.

 

From The Associated Press:

Relisha Rudd case: Body of murder suspect found

dead

of apparent 

suicide

 

by Associated Press | April 1, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The body of a man found dead in a park of an apparent suicide has been positively identified as that of a murd…

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“Let Me See Your ID”

I wasn’t going to go out and take pictures because whenever that I do I usually return home 'mad as hell' as a result of what I often experience as a black male.

Which is why I did not venture out the weekend before over Labor Day Weekend. Except to check out two locations in my recent apartment search.

However, it being the 10th anniversary of the 11 September 2001 terrorists’ attacks on America I decided to pay respect to those mostly affected by capturing as much of the 9/11 10th anniversary weekend in Washington DC as I could.

I began on Saturday, 10 September 2011 by stopping in at the National Council of Negro Women 26th Annual Black Family Reunion on the National Mall before heading to the “7.4.11 Facing Change: Documenting America” photography exhibit at the Carroll Square Gallery at 975 F Street in NW Washington DC.

Which as part of The 9/11 Arts Project reminded me of the way that I have captured America since 1992. And, in particular, my style of picture-taking over holiday weekends.

And as I have done most Septembers for many years, when walking along F Street en route to the 19th annual Arts Of Foot I took pictures of fall fashions displayed in the windows of H&M and Zara Clothing Store which are housed in the building that Woodies once occupied.

Seldom have I walked pass those windows, over the years, without photographing some aspect of their displays. And will then also remember the conversation that I had with my grandmother in the fall of 1972 when I told her that I had gone there with white friends.

She remembered Woodies, Garfinckels and Hechts very well.

Though my grandparents owned a large farm in Dameron Maryland she would take the Greyhound bus up to DC to work as a maid in the home of Mrs. Corsel who lived on Corcoran Street in NW Washington DC. Not only did she have to ride in the back of the bus but when she shopped at Woodies or any of the downtown department stores, as a Negro woman, she was not allowed to try on hats before purchasing them.

Seldom have I walked pass the Woodies Building without remembering that fall 1972 conversation that I had had with my grandmother just as when walking along Corcoran Street in NW DC that I reflect on stories that she shared with me pertaining to the way that Mrs. Corsel mistreated and constantly ‘oversaw’ her. So much so that, one day, she informed Mrs. Corsel that she could no longer work for her.

As a result of my experiences from the past I almost did not stop in at the Arts On Foot. But wanting to capture the 9/11 10th anniversary in DC in a similar way that I have captured other weekends in the past I decided to pass through the event before heading to others on my list.


After taking a few photos including a series of these cops they approached me and asked what I was doing. I explained that I was focusing on the various festivals over the 9/11 10th anniversary weekend. Of which AOF was one.

After some discussion but more debate they demanded that I show my ID in a manner that was completely unnecessary.

The incident reminded me of Labor Day Monday in September 2004 when I photographing on 8th Street in SE Washington DC that I was approached the same way.  Which after being hand-cuffed and detained me for several hours they apologized and let me. During which the entire time I was wondering if I would able to catch my fight the next morning to Fort Lauderdale for the opening of exhibit featuring my photography.

And during the perhaps 10 minute time that it took for this incident to take place, two people actually walked up and spoke to me regarding previous events that we had crossed paths during my photography. And even though one of the organizers took a few moments to acknowledge me, letting the police know that he knew me, they continued to hold onto my ID.

Eventually, it was handed back with apologies.

So, when I speak of seasonal disorders it has absolutely nothing to do with depression but, rather oppression and repression!

As a 57 year old man, I’m so sick and tired of the demand to show my ID.

It reminds me of how when my white friends and I would go to the bars in DC in the 1970’s that I was asked to present two IDs.

Like the 7.4.11 exhibit at Carroll Square Gallery, all I had wanted to do was to capture the 'resilience’ of America on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.  Though I continued to capture the AOF event and later stopped at the Rosslyn Jazz Festival knawing at the back of brain were flashbacks of 'incidents’ in the fall of the year that to this very day have shaped and molded my life.

However, I must say that each Arlington County police that I encountered at the Rosslyn Jazz Festival were much more receptive and respectful of me.

Seldom will I now walk through the intersection of 9th and F Streets without reflecting on the incident with the police during my visit to the 19th Arts On Foot 2011 event.  Just as when I now walk along Barracks Row on Capitol Hill in SE DC that I flashback to another incident with the police at the intersecton of 8th and L Streets on Labor Day Monday, 4 September 2004.

D.C. police help get firearms to National Cathedral for event to promote gun control

Emily Miller
The Washington Times
October 20, 2013

The highly restrictive firearms laws in Washington, D.C., are enforced differently depending on your status and political position on gun control.

Once again, the D.C. policeare using their resources to…

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“The White Fourth Amendment”, Paul Butler, Texas Tech Law Review, 2010:

On a ride-along with an officer of the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, I play a game that my cop friend invented called “Stop that Car!” I select a car—any car—and the officer finds a legal reason to stop it. It never takes longer than three or four blocks of following the car. There are so many regulations that it is virtually impossible for a driver not to commit an infraction.

Street Closures for Twenty-First Annual Blue Mass

This is an important message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system.

(Washington, DC)-The Metropolitan Police Department would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the Twenty-First Annual Blue Mass at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church located at 10th and G Streets, NW, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.The following streets will be closed from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm:10th Street between F Street and H Street, NWG Street, NW between 9th and 11th Streets, NWThe following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:10th Street between F Street and H Street, NWG Street, NW between 9th and 11th Streets, NWMotorists traveling in the area of this event may experience delays and should consider alternative routes, if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to pay full attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events. These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions. 

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Traffic Advisory: March for Babies

This is an important message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system.

The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of intermittent traffic delays during the March for Babies walk on Saturday, May 2, 2015. The walk is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am, and will end at 11:00 am. The participants will be on the sidewalk for this event. The highlighted intersections will experience delays at times while pedestrians are crossing the street:WALK ROUTE1. Exit Nationals Stadium from Centerfield Plaza2. Turn left onto N Street, SE (Inner Stadium Sidewalk)3. Turn left onto South Capitol Street, SE (Inner Stadium Sidewalk)4. Turn left onto Potomac Avenue, SE (Inner Stadium Sidewalk)5. Cross corner of Potomac Avenue, SE and 1st Street, SE at cross walk (Expect Traffic Delays at Intersection for Pedestrian Crossing)6. Walk through Diamond Teague Park entrance7. Continue walking alongside the water and walk over bridge #18. Bear to the left and then to the right and walk over Yards Park bridge #2 9. At the end of the bridge, continue straight along the overlook pathway, walking on the sidewalk toward 4th Street, SE10. Turn left onto 4th Street, SE (walking on left-side of sidewalk)11. Turn left onto Water Street, SE (walking on left-side of sidewalk)12. Turn right onto 3rd Street, SE crossing over Water Street, SE (walking on right-hand side of sidewalk)13. Walk up 3rd Street, SE towards Tingey Street, SE then cross over Tingey Street, SE (walking on right-hand sidewalk) (Expect Traffic Delays at Intersection of 3rd Street and Tingey Street, SE for Pedestrian Crossing)14. Continue walk towards Department of Transportation, pass security checkpoint (will be on your left side) 15. Turn left into the Department of Transportation Walk Way on the right side (closest to the building, walking towards New Jersey Avenue, SE)16. When walkers reach New Jersey Avenue, SE, loop around and continue back down the Department of Transportation Walk Way on the right side (closest to Tingey Street, SE, walking towards 3rd Street, SE)17. Turn right onto 3rd Street, SE (walking on right-hand side of sidewalk)18. Turn right onto Tingey Street, SE (walking on right –hand side of sidewalk)19. Continue on Tingey Street, SE until it becomes N Street, SE (walking on right-hand side of sidewalk) (Expect Traffic Delays at Intersection of Tingey and N Street, SE for Pedestrian Crossing)20. Continue down N Street, SE until you get to 1st Street, S 

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Scheduled Street Closures

This is an important message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system.

Twenty-First Annual Blue Mass (Washington, DC)-The Metropolitan Police Department would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the Twenty-First Annual Blue Mass at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church located at 10th and G Streets, NW, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The following streets will be closed from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm• 10th Street between F Street and H Street, NW • G Street, NW between 9th and 11th Streets, NW The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm• 10th Street between F Street and H Street, NW • G Street, NW between 9th and 11th Streets, NW  

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Weekend Street Closures

This is an important message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system.

(Washington, DC)-The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the 2015 Spring Meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund scheduled to start on Friday, April 17, 2015 until Sunday, April 19, 2015. The following streets will be closed from Friday, April 17, 2015, at 7:00 pm, until Sunday, April 19, 2015, at approximately 6:00 pm:• 19th Street, N.W., between Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., and G Street, N.W.• 1800 block of H Street, N.W.• H Street, between 20th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Motorists traveling in the area of this event may experience delays and should consider alternative routes, if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to pay full attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events. These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions. 

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