D.C. Police To Crack Down On Littering | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Police To Crack Down On Littering

Play associated audio

Police Chief Cathy Lanier say offenders could even face arrest if they do not provide an accurate name and address to officers.

Lanier says it will start out as a pilot program in the Metropolitan Police Department's 4th District, which includes most of Ward 4 and parts of Ward 5.

"There's nothing more frustrating to many residents than to see somebody just toss trash as they walk down the street sometimes just a few feet away from a trash can," says Lanier.

Police in the Fourth District will begin issuing warnings in May. And starting in June, they will begin writing tickets.

The law applies to both motorists and pedestrians. And the definition of "litter" will include cigarette butts.

NPR

A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.
NPR

Cash For Halloween Candy? Dentists' Buyback Program Is Booming

If you're like many parents, by tomorrow morning you'll be facing a candy glut. One possible solution? Sell it to a dentist participating in a program that sends candy care packages to troops.
NPR

In New Hampshire, Two Different Tales Of Scott Brown's State Jump

The very close U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire could come down to where Republican challenger Scott Brown is from.
NPR

After Mass Protests, Hungary Gives Up On Internet Tax

The government had proposed taxing Internet usage, but opponents claimed it the government was trying to impose a digital iron curtain on Hungary.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.