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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 08/17/2012

DeMorning Links: One 9mm and 15 sandwiches

According to affidavit filed by a federal agent, Floyd Lee Corkins II walked into the lobby of the Family Research Center with 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches and a 9mm handgun. He wasn’t delivering lunch, it turned out. Authorities say he pulled the gun on security guard Leonardo Johnson, a Ballou grad who had worked for the FRC for years, and reportedly said, “I don’t like your politics” before shooting him in the arm. Johnson on Thursday was hailed as a hero by everyone from his 72-year-old mother to Mayor Vincent C. Gray. Corkins, meanwhile, sits in jail after a brief hearing in federal court Thursday.

In other news:

How D.C. fares in less obvious municipal comparisons (City Paper)

Residents of Southeast apartment complex have been barred from sitting on their porches (WJLA-TV)

Campaign finance office’s treatment of Michael Brown makes no sense, says Jonetta Rose Barras (Examiner)

Free visitor parking passes are coming to more D.C. neighborhoods (Examiner)

Why is D.C.’s official temperature taken in Virginia? (Capital Weather Gang)

Fees for businesses using D.C. parks: Affront to God, or sensible public policy? (WaTimes, WAMU-FM)

Marion Barry files disapproval of taxi meter installation deal (Examiner)

D.C.’s inspector general: still lame (Loose Lips)

Well-educated, high-ranking council staffers make decent salaries (Examiner)

Jack Evans pays his staff the most; Jim Graham the least (Examiner)

D.C. settles with taxpayer who owned $17.8 million in back taxes for an undisclosed amount (WAMU-FM)

Vincent Gray: FRC shooting is proof D.C.’s approach to guns is correct (WaTimes, DCist)

Good news for Capitol Hill: New Marine Barracks facility needs less perimeter space (WBJ)

Police union questions why MPD detectives are being asked to work patrol shifts (WUSA-TV)

Transgender activists picket Wilson Building (WRC-TV)

The comprehensive case against bringing the Olympics to D.C. (City Paper)

Are insurance fraudsters preying on D.C. cops and firefighters? (WUSA-TV, WaTimes)

Seaton Place kids come together to fight bullying (HuffPo)

These two DCPS teachers like the IMPACT changes (HuffPo)

Media figure Harry Jaffe laments media’s failure to bankroll Homicide Watch (Washingtonian)

Eleanor Holmes Norton wants Capitol filming language in spending bill (Roll Call)

What that mural at the foot of Sherman Avenue is all about (City Paper)

Metro crash litigation rolls on (Legal Times)

D.C.’s new drunk driving laws are tough, but they could be tougher (Post)

Vince Gray and Jack Evans honor Georgetown activist (Dish)

E. Ethelbert Miller is a huge Nats fan (Hill Rag)

Why D.C. tax reform matters (Christian Science Monitor)

For drunk-driving defendants, DUI and OWI charges are equally difficult to prove (Legal Times)

Tommy John says Stephen Strasburg, recipient of Tommy John surgery, should keep on pitching (Sports Bog)

RIP Peter Bis, homeless and beloved denizen of north Capitol Hill (Roll Call, National Review, National Journal)

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