I could not let this go by uncommented. From ANC 5C04 Commissioner John Salatti's exhortation to pull supercans off the street:
"Although we have rooted out most of the typical drug crime from Bloomingdale, we still have some."
I think John is the best of the best as an ANC commissioner, but this is a ridiculous statement. Making progress, staying on top of it, keeping thugs on the run, sure, all true. But "rooted out"? If he meant to say "typical drug crime" (which is what: sales? public use? robbery? assault? prostitution? burglary? or everyone's favorite, public urination?) has been "rooted out" of his district, let him be reminded that there are other parts of Boomingdale that remain yet unrooted.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
"not all of Bloomingdale has had drug crime rooted out"
From a resident of S Street NW in ANC 5C03: