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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Tommy Wells
Smoking marijuana in the home or possessing small amounts of the drug will no longer be a crime in the nation’s capital under a bill passed Tuesday by the D.C. Council and expected to be signed into law by the mayor.
Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana would no longer be a criminal offense in the nation's capital under a bill approved Tuesday by the D.C. Council.
D.C. police officers are not giving the proper information to people who ask about filing complaints against officers, the American Civil Liberties Union concluded after performing spot checks at city police stations.
A D.C. councilmember says the city's fire chief and deputy mayor for public safety should resign because of a man who died after collapsing outside a fire station and other issues in the department.
The D.C. Council member with oversight of the fire department on Tuesday called for the resignations of the fire chief and the deputy mayor for public safety and justice, saying the administration has failed to present a plan to address chronic troubles with emergency response.
D.C. public safety officials will be asked Monday to account for several high-profile failures of the city's emergency response system, including the death of a man who collapsed across the street from a fire station and was refused aid.
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District of Columbia lawmakers took a long-awaited first step Tuesday toward decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, but not before watering down the bill to maintain criminal penalties for smoking in public.
The D.C. Council will consider a bill to decriminalize marijuana during its Feb. 4 legislative session.
Democrats in the District of Columbia's Ward 8 are hosting a forum for candidates for the city's mayor.
If you live, work or play on Capitol Hill, or perhaps own a business there, start paying close attention.
A D.C. Council committee on Wednesday gave its unanimous approval to legislation that decriminalizes possession of marijuana in the city — making it a civil offense punishable by a $25 fine.
A D.C. Council committee is recommending a $25 rather than $100 fine as the civil penalty for marijuana possession under proposed decriminalization.
D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth B. Ellerbe is once again a day late and a dollar short ("No money sought for new firetrucks deemed 'oversight,'" Web, Dec. 4). His lack of foresight is reflected in the fact that he sought no money for trucks or ambulances in this year's budget. Chief Ellerbe continues to provide meek explanations and weak excuses when asked harsh and pointed questions regarding the matter.
The District's fire chief was at a loss Wednesday to explain to a D.C. Council committee why his department sought no money in this year's budget for trucks and ambulances despite a fleet that is aging and in disrepair.
D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, who noted that more than 5,000 people annually are arrested in the District for marijuana-related offenses.
“One drug charge can change a life forever,” said Mr. Wells, Ward 6 Democrat.