WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

D.C. Gang Members Indicted In Homeless Beatings

Play associated audio

 

Nine alleged gang members have been indicted in beatings that D.C. police say targeted the homeless and other vulnerable people, according to the Associated Press. The charges were filed yesterday against members of a street crew that called themselves "Show Out," according to Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

The group is accused of attacking homeless people on the streets, including some who were sleeping, as well as people who they perceived to be weaker and those who were distracted, Lanier told AP.

The beatings occurred earlier this year in popular areas of the city, including Chinatown, Adams Morgan and Foggy Bottom. The group is also accused of orchestrating "flash mob robberies."

 

WAMU 88.5

Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

NPR

The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
WAMU 88.5

What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

NPR

Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

Leave a Comment

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