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Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 11/08/2011

DeMorning Links: ‘Increasingly confrontational’

Are police and protesters on a collision course? (Nicholas Kamm - AFP/Getty Images)
Is Occupy D.C. cruising for a bruising? That’s what Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier seemed to indicate in a statement yesterday calling protesters “increasingly confrontational and violent” after Friday’s clashes outside the Washington Convention Center. In response, police will “adjust tactics as needed to assure safety,” Lanier said. Tim Craig notes in the Post that police “have had a largely cooperative relationship with the protesters. ... But that could be changing, as was evident during a tense standoff Monday afternoon between officers and protesters outside police headquarters.” Marchers there demanded police take action against drivers who struck several protesters Friday with a car; after a standoff, victims and witnesses were allowed inside to give statements. More from WAMU-FM, City Desk.

In other news:

Victim of Halloween night shooting in Georgetown has died (WJLA-TV)

The case against 15 mph (TBD)

Peaceoholics mentor will get new trial on sexual assault charge (Legal Times)

SCOTUS hears oral arguments today on GPS tracking case (HuffPo, City Paper)

WaTimes editor continues to have a difficult time with this whole gun thing (WaTimes)

Internecine warfare in Ward 8 council race (Loose Lips)

National education reformers take note of Kaya Henderson (D.C. Schools Insider)

More on public school enrollment numbers, showing 40 percent of students now in charters (Post, WAMU-FM, Examiner)

What the 10-year-old abandoned at Children’s National Medical Center tells us about our fragile safety net (Petula Dvorak)

Joe Mamo legislation to proceed through Council next week (Examiner)

Pepco: We pay the taxes we owe (Post letter)

Parents rally for better technology in their D.C. public school (Informer)

Jennifer Greene pledges turnaround in Unified Communications (WaTimes)

Harry Jaffe likes his protests quick, clean, permitted and “focused” (Examiner)

Metrobus and fire truck collide at Wheeler Road and Valley Avenue SE (WaTimes)

Cop struck by car and injured on upper Connecticut Avenue (WUSA-TV)

Two Christos for National Gallery (AP)

Farewell to DCist editor Aaron Morrissey (DCist)

Another young murder victim identified as city ward (WaTimes)

Where the latest Herman Cain allegations fit into D.C. scandal lore (In the Loop)

Lots of famous writers have D.C. ties (Arts Desk)

Albert H. Small donates vast Washington history collection to new GWU museum (GWU))

Twenty years of Pizzeria Paradiso (Patch)

A new, high-profile forum for Michelle Rhee platitudes (CBS News)

Frank Buentello, MPD’s erstwhile overtime king, dies at 66 (Post)

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