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DeMorning Links: Convention Center clash

The scene Friday evening at Mount Vernon Square. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

Friday evening’s clash between police, protesters and participants in Americans for Prosperity’s summit meeting at the Washington Convention Center has opened Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier to dual fronts of criticism. Occupy D.C. is wondering why police did not arrest the driver who struck several protesters with his car, opting instead to ticket the protesters for obstructing traffic. And conservative activists, responding to video of conference attendees knocked to the ground, are wondering why more police weren’t on the scene.

In other news:

Kaya Henderson: “Many worry that the reforms have slowed or stopped. I assure you, our revolution continues. It isn’t televised, nor has it been reported by newspapers, magazines or movies. The revolution is in the classroom.” (Post op-ed)

Initial student count: Charter enrollment up, DCPS down (D.C. Schools Insider)

Airports Authority’s travel records are a mess (Post)

Jonetta Rose Barras on Kwame Brown’s middle-school teacher plan: “a swirl of confusing, sometimes empty, flourishes masquerading as a substantive response” (Examiner)

Citing “disappointment and even disgust with the quality of the public debate and public decision making,” Sekou Biddle gives D.C. Council another shot (Post, WaTimes)

Biddle’s new campaign look (@timcraigpost)

More than you really wanted to know about the District’s drug paraphernalia policies (DCist)

AAA: “I don’t know if it’s humanly possible to drive 15 miles per hour” (Examiner, WTOP)

D.C. World War I Memorial reopens Thursday (DCist)

In praise of Gray’s Board of Elections and Ethics picks (Post editorial)

In praise of “shelter in place” (Post)

Policy clash endangers future of city health care information exchange (WBJ)

Can a vibrant downtown coexist with actual residents? (Housing Complex)

Burleith Citizens Association blocks Georgetown University official from handing out campus plan fact sheet (Voice)

Kwame Brown let his Web page domain name registration lapse over the weekend; it’s been fixed (WaTimes,

Metro Transit Police union renews concerns about radio “dead zones” (Examiner)

And a D.C. cop chases armed bandit onto Metro, can’t call for backup (WJLA-TV)

Road closures this week for 11th Street Bridge work (JDLand)

Famed litigator Lanny Davis availing himself of anti-SLAPP law (HuffPo)

New statehood campaign to push for ceremonial resolutions from state legislatures (WAMU-FM)

”Lack of substance” in anti-Muslim discrimination lawsuit filed against Catholic U. (Post editorial)

Feds tout Anacostia River trails (WAMU-FM)

Gray’s birthday plans: constituent services fundraiser (D.C. Wire)

Post Co. earnings report isn’t so great (Post)

Homer Building: downtown real-estate barometer (Capital Business)

Homer Building: future home of T.J. Maxx (WBJ)

Resuscitating the underused National Theater (Housing Complex)

UDC loses its last outside lobbyist (Legal Times

”Who Are The Ward 8 and Ward 7 Leaders Of Tomorrow?” (CHotR)

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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