They wanted out — and they were not alone. Brown’s death has caused Canfield Green, long troubled by drugs, crime, and aggressive policing, to hemorrhage tenants. About a dozen residents interviewed over the past week were unanimous: Anyone who can leave is doing so.
4. Sheryl Gay Stolberg at the New York Times profiles Representative-elect Debbie Dingell.
5. David Carr on the life and career of Marion Barry: "He was, as it turned out, not a very good mayor, yet again. But he was a very good politician. Among the best." Kriston Capps rounds up some of the best pieces on Barry at CityLab.
6. Quote of the Day: "The Onion once ran this headline: 'Court rules Meryl Streep unable to be tried by jury, as she has no peers. And I’ve said it publicly: I love Meryl Streep. I love her. Her husband knows I love her. Michelle knows I love her. There’s nothing either of them can do about it."