Borderstan Brief

by Jared Holt August 3, 2015 at 8:45 am 1 Comment


Oliver! — John Oliver skewered opponents of D.C. Statehood on “Last Week Tonight.” “[Eleanor Holmes Norton] basically has pretend power,” Oliver said. “Like a child watching Dora the Explorer.” [Youtube]

101 Violations — D.C. police have now arrested 101 men on prostitution-related charges as part of an ongoing sting operation that began on July 14. [WJLA]

Councilmembers to Get Served — D.C. Councilmembers Brianne Nadeau and Jack Evans will play in a competitive ping pong match next month, per a suggestion given by At-Large Councilmember Vincent Orange. The match will be Sept. 4 from noon to 2 p.m. at Farragut Square. [Washington City Paper]

Man Kidnapped and Assaulted in Columbia Heights — A man was forced into a van at gunpoint and sexually assaulted in Columbia Heights on Friday. Police are currently on the lookout for two suspects. [Borderstan]


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