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Greg Wardlaw April 16, 2014 at 10:44 am
It shouldn't be illegal. If someone flashes their lights at me, I slow down even though IRead More don’t speed anyway. Isn't that the end result we are looking for? The police use illegal tactics all the time. Cops have told me that if they want to stop someone they just say they looked suspicious or weaved in their lane. How can you expect people to respect someone who acts no better than they do?
Pam Hamburg April 16, 2014 at 11:22 am
I live more to the west, Carroll County. Love to ride there, Frederick, Washington, southern PA.Read More D.C. is horrible! Happy I got to ride in Rolling Thunder though :) When I take a putt or a group does the same, we avoid the major highways like the plague..yes..even in Carroll. Thank you for your service to our country! I mean that sincerely.
Pam Hamburg April 16, 2014 at 11:23 am
LOL, and I would never skydive *shudders*.
Mason District. March 29-April 5, fairfaxcounty.gov/policeevents/#police
Valeria Christy Perez April 11, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Too much crime going on in just one day these days. Here is a good safety application that willRead More allow you to be connected directly to the nearest 911, hospital and police as soonest whenever you are in trouble. For more info http://safekidzone.com/?a_aid=51b8ea0f4164a
Don't do it. (Patch file photo.)
John Strother April 6, 2014 at 11:03 am
Vincent Careatti, I see your posts and they are either about I-66 or Route 7. it seems you get offRead More the I-66 to get onto local roads when I-66 backs up. Does that make you want to use cut through and speed? Sounds like it to me. I want the police to keep an eye on you. Because of your cut through driving, you make it very unsafe for my neighbors children, the elderly and myself. Stay on your I-66 commuter traffic route and stay the heck out of places you don't belong. You are making things worst being there. You are the traffic many people don't want driving in their neighborhoods. You don't live there, don't visit or do business there, so you just don't belong there.
Lisa April 6, 2014 at 11:46 am
Part of the problem is the length of the traffic cycles. Miss the light and one can end up waiting 5Read More minutes to get going again, and in some cases have to go through multiple cycles to get through the intersection. In our society of impatience, people start doing other things like texting and reading email, then continue to finish up what they are doing once the traffic moves again. I see that every morning that I drive to work.
Alvin Clinton Hicks, Jr. April 6, 2014 at 09:27 pm
All this is simply proof that the regions police departments are not doing their jobs. All policeRead More officers are responsible to traffic duty when on duty. Most have an attitude to justify not doing this responsibly. Yet the death toll and injury toll is rising in every region across the nation. The last year's death toll was over 43,000. With serious injury's in the hundreds of thousands! And Fairfax is no exception. Most police officers think that they are supposed to get paid overtime on what is called 'auxilary' traffic duty assignments on $overtime$. And the dispatch offices are in on it as well. They get thousands of calls daily with traffic complaints directly involving improper Motor Vehicle Operator driving in any given area thru out Fairfax and most go ignored. Yet someone will call in a redundant call by comparison and the patrolling officers on duty will respond to it instead of the thousands involving even reckless driving reports! Bottom line? It is such gross negligence it is simply criminal in and upon itself! Emails. Written letters. Phone call reports about same being received about Motor Vehicle Operator small and big infractions and what is being done about it? A patrol officer will be sent out to investigate a kitty cat being stuck in a tree instead by dispatch, backed up by the on duty officer of the shift? And what is the departments sworn duty and oat to office and position? "To Serve and Protect". And what major subject issue is killing and injuring people more than any other? The Motor Vehicle Operator.
Man wanted in connection with explicit video with child. (Photo courtesy FBI.)
Peter Monaghan April 2, 2014 at 08:57 pm
That fish looks more like a marlin than a shark.
Al Painter April 3, 2014 at 10:30 am
People like this should be put to death
mccoy swanson April 4, 2014 at 05:25 pm
Wtf did I just read
Officer's son arrested after taking cruiser.
James De April 3, 2014 at 11:37 am
Hello Magnotta You are right. Your dad is a hero. He risks his own safety to make others safe. He isRead More today's version of a Knight in shining armor, keeping the kingdom safe from the barbarians. A more noble profession doesn't exist. He sees more misery in a day than many see in a lifetime, it's not easy to deal with that. He needs his family's support. Tell him you love him, tell him how proud of him you are. He needs that.
SB April 3, 2014 at 03:31 pm
I hope he gets what an average black person would get for this type of crime…
Mike Berkemeier April 4, 2014 at 09:08 pm
Waaah, waaah, waaah...stfu. I feel SOOOO bad for you. Jesus, get over it, I am so sick of hearingRead More people like you.
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Tom Rossing March 31, 2014 at 04:41 pm
O.K. Patch, how do you search a dead man?
mc6 March 31, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Yeah, your title could use re-wording.
Screen grab of snatch theft from WMATA video.
CS March 29, 2014 at 09:41 am
Um, wait... What? Did he just blame the victims and not the punks who commit the crime?Read More "Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik told the station he believes the increase is because more people are standing on station platforms or aboard trains transfixed by their smartphones."
taffy/toby March 29, 2014 at 04:52 pm
can't wait till our train system comes to Reston!
Here's the photo that the SafeWise report used for Vienna, ranking it #6 safest 'city' in Virginia. Photo courtesy of SafeWise
J Anderson March 25, 2014 at 09:01 am
Awesome for Vienna....but those trails are in SNP. Not really out the back door for Vienna.
Katherine H. March 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm
I have to say, this reads like it was written by someone who has never been to Vienna. When youRead More think kids' activities in Vienna, you think of the caboose, Freeman Store, Meadow Lane Park, and children's concerts at Jammin' Java…not a two-day event at Wolf Trap. And how can they mention hiking trails that are two hours away without mentioning the W&OD that runs right through the middle of town?
Authorities looking for purple freight liner tractor, Virginia license plate 78471PY.
Rick Young March 21, 2014 at 10:36 am
If this is a pedophile let's put him down. Only ONE way to handle a pedophile and that is toRead More terminate him. Otherwise, when he is released he'll wait for another opportunity. They are not human.
File photo of response to the Navy Yard Shootings.
taffy/toby March 19, 2014 at 05:00 pm
just plain sad..
Debbie March 20, 2014 at 11:41 am
If a dog bites a person, it's euthanized. If a human kills another person via their job duties,Read More they're eventually put right into an office environment. I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often.
Leroy Jewell was struck by a car while walking from Gallows Road to Belleforest Drive. Google map
John Strother March 14, 2014 at 12:55 am
Just because someone is in a cross walk does not mean they have the right of way. One is not supposeRead More to try and use a cross walk when traffic is present, they are not allow to force a driver to stop for them. They are not suppose to imped traffic. Being in a cross walk does not protect nor give a walker the right of way, unless they are crossing with the light.
Sofia March 14, 2014 at 09:00 am
You seem to be assuming the pedestrian was at fault. Actually, the law regarding pedestrians inRead More crosswalks is far more complicated than the "supposed to"s you listed. In most circumstances, the onus is on the driver to stop for the pedestrian, and in all circumstances, to yield, even if the pedestrian crossed disregarded traffic. I encourrage everyone to read up on Virginia law, regarding the matter.
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