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DeEvening Links: What’s in a traffic camera?

A traffic camera on Branch Avenue SE reveals some interesting cleavages in the rough-and-tumble world of neighborhood activism. The Rev. Bill Bennett, who’s running for the Ward 7 D.C. Council seat, says the camera unfairly targets low-income and fixed-income members of his flock. Meanwhile, the Hillcrest Community Civic Association says tough cookies: “While some frame the financial penalty as unfair and unjust, we believe the impact of speeding motorists on our quality of life is unfair and unjust.”

In other news:

Many employees accused of unemployment fraud drove school buses (Post)

What’s Vince Gray going to do about housing? (Housing Complex)

Taxicab Commission moves to restore bag surcharge (Examiner)

Chicago-based Calumet Photographic assumes Penn Camera assets (Capital Business)

Campaign finance office says D.C. politicos can keep giving constituent service funds to non-political party activities (Loose Lips)

Mike DeBonis covers Congress and national politics for The Washington Post. He previously covered D.C. politics and government from 2007 to 2015.


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