The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., is far from a case of first impressions. Another civil disturbance with much in common with Ferguson took place in Mount Pleasant in 1991, where residents rioted after a Latino man was shot by police. Reporters from WAMU-FM and WRC-TV caught up with former mayor Sharon Pratt to ask her impressions of Ferguson and what leaders there might learn from Mount Pleasant: “It seems that there is a deep simmering rage there that could easily spiral out of control,” she told WAMU, adding that “we recognized that we had a deeper problem and we had to be more aggressive in owning up to the problem. And the leadership of the city had to say, ‘We understand why you’re angry, this isn’t an appropriate behavior for your anger but we’re going to do something about it.'”

In other news:

Remarkably few D.C. cops live in the city by American big-city standards (FiveThirtyEight)

But the demographics of the force are remarkably close to the District’s (Bloomberg)

David Catania says his education platform is his public safety platform (Post)

Still no endorsement from Vince Gray (WAMU-FM)

Jonetta Rose Barras thinks Muriel Bowser is snubbing her home ward (Post column)

Metro pays nearly $5 million to settle lawsuit over procurement violations (Post)

Bike lanes are popping up in Ward 8, but DDOT says it will miss citywide goal (Dr. Gridlock)

How and why William C. Smith came to develop much of Ward 8’s housing (Housing Complex)

Charter school won’t be locating in Ward 3 after all; it’s Chillum Place NE instead (Post)

D.C.’s most intractable NIMBY fights seem to involve American University (Housing Complex)

At this year’s post-reform tax sale, fewer buyers and fewer liens to buy (WBJ)

Really want that house? Better write a letter (Express)

Out of respect to Ferguson, there will be no “Cops and Robbers Run” next month (Express)

Meet the 24-year-old Washingtonian who is fighting marijuana legalization (WAMU-FM)

Frank E. Schwelb, D.C. judge for three decades and gunshot victim, is dead at 82 (Post)

Chuck Brown Park designer: “This has really come full circle for me” (WTOP)

Watch some nogoodniks steal some bikes (WRC-TV)

Statehood Greens are warning of “Democrats in independents’ clothing” (Loose Lips)

Voter registration form posted on DMV web site misspells “Libertarian” (DCist)

Uber’s latest offering is looking pretty redline-y (ThinkProgress)

Temporary West End fire station will go behind Stevens School (WBJ)

Here’s 800,000 square feet of development set for the Anacostia Waterfront (WBJ)

And here’s what JBG has planned for next to Nationals Park (JDLand)

D.C. has much to learn from the Springfield Monorail (Washingtonian)

Rowhouse collapse further aggravates pop-up anxieties (WJLA-TV)

Reach Incorporated hires D.C. high-schoolers to tutor elementary-schoolers (WTOP)

“Grand Canyon of potholes” in Washington Highlands (WUSA-TV)

Farewell to the “Quizmaster of Georgia Avenue” (City Desk)

Big-deal chef Eric Ziebold inks deal for Doug Jemal development at 7th and New York (WBJ)

Affordable sausage on Florida Avenue (GOG)

There is such a thing as a Metro Farecard Rug (Post column)