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Fenty In Fender Bender

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty was involved in a minor car accident Sunday evening on Broad Branch Road in Northwest. No injuries were reported.

Fenty, known for being behind the wheel of his efficient Smart Car, was driving an SUV at the time.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  August 3, 2009; 11:04 AM ET
Categories:  Mayor Fenty  
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I am glad that he was not hurt. This is a non political report that as a DC resident I am taking the opportunity to raise the public awareness on an important issue that the Post is not reporting on:

PICKET MAYOR FENTY
TAKE BACK DC!

Join Empower DC, DC Jobs with Justice and a coalition including the Taxi Drivers Union, and Department of Parks & Recreation
workers as we Rally To Take Back DC!

Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00pm
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW (Woodley Park Metro)

Why are We Picketing Fenty?
Because this turn-coat Mayor turned his back on the people who got him elected,
and has used his time in office to promote privatization and private profit to the detriment of DC residents and workers.

To name a few of Fenty's failures:
- Cutting the budget for Child Care Vouchers, and now proposing to close and privatize all of the child care services at DC Parks & Rec (13 centers in Ward 6, 7 & 8)
- Giving away public property for literally a dollar to developers who contribute to his campaign (Donatelli, PN Hoffman, etc)
- Appointing friends and frat brothers to offices they are not qualified for - Cronyism!
- Pushing changes to the Taxi system that have led to a 35% decline in income for drivers
- Closing and privatizing mental health services, eliminating life-giving services from thousands of needy residents
- Imposing illegal checkpoints in DC neighborhoods

Join us! We need your support to bolster this new coalition, and to show Fenty and the City that residents and workers will fight back!

RSVP to Parisa@empowerdc.org or (202) 234-9119

Help represent Empower DC! We are looking for at least 50 of our people to turn out!

Posted by: letsbereal2 | August 3, 2009 2:22 PM | Report abuse

I'll leave the Mayoral picketing to someone else.

My vote would be for using this incident as an opportunity to remind DC residents and visitors about the importance of stop signs.

Too often, we breeze through stops after a cursory tap on the brakes. The law states that motorist are to come to a full and complete stop. Look both ways and then proceed.

Great if MPD can help DC residents by issuing moving violations to those who choose to use neighborhood streets as a speedy alternative to major thoroughfares; a big problem, in many neighborhoods, particularly at rush hour.

Posted by: IHeartDC | August 3, 2009 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I will never vote for Adrian Malik Fenty again. This guy appeared to be when I first met him. Now he has forgotten the common black folks who helped get him elected as the former Ward 4 Councilmember and now as the current mayor. Fenty will reap what he have sowed. He turned on his former campaign manager Alec Evans and fired this young man after all the hard work he did to get Adrian M. Fenty elected. If there's a place in "hell" for politicians, I hope Adrian Fenty will go there.

Posted by: Ward4DC | August 4, 2009 3:48 AM | Report abuse

Just curious Washington Post, where is your story covering what is currently going on with Attorney General Peter Nickles?

Two city councilmembers have called for his resignation and a federal judge just called him out for missing evidence.

Is a mayoral fender bender more newsworthy?

Posted by: bullpen2010 | August 4, 2009 9:27 AM | Report abuse

bullpen2010 - i've been waiting to see that too...

Posted by: boo2 | August 4, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Citypaper and the examiner have been covering it. I'm with Boo2 and Bullpen2010. What's up WP?

Posted by: candycane1 | August 4, 2009 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Here's the link in case WP wants to actually look into it!!

http://www.dcwatch.com/themail/2009/09-08-02.htm

Posted by: southyrndiva | August 6, 2009 7:34 PM | Report abuse

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