The District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Honors Al Hajj Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr. in their July 29, 2011 Dispatch Newsletter. ” if you lived in Shaw for 20 years or more their is no question that my patrol group COPE known by our Red Hats changed the economic and social landscape in Shaw. We made it possible for Market O, Addison Square, the Convention Center, The Monique and other economic development projects such as the Kennedy Rec Center to exist with the blessings of Allah. COPE and I are mention in the book “Pipe Dream Blues: Racism & The War On Drugs.” COPE has closed down 52 documented crack houses and hosted over 120 anti-drug rallies in DC since 1988 and we are still active. Others have tried to copy our program and have not been nearly as successful. I have been honored in the United States Congressional Record three times by a Republican and Democrats. I have been honored with 7 DC City Council Resolutions, Letters from the President of the United States and their wives as well as many other awards ans international media exposure in British Columbia and Japan. It is always a pleasure to be honored by the DC Police Department.” Said COPE Chairman Al Hajj Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr.
Monthly Archives: July 2011
The annual Shaw COPE Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 23rd was very successful. The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services reached COPE’s goal to register 50-100 unemployed Shaw residents and the food and non-alcoholic drinks were plentiful including Tony Chengs’s Mongolian delights. DC Deputy Mayor for Public Safety loaded COPE as a model patrol group bringing the community together and fighting crime. Former Washington Redskins Bring Owens and his wife spent a lot of time visiting the family of COPE Chairman Al Hajj Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr and mingling with the crowd.
The highlight of the awards ceremony was COPE presentation of awards to the Third District Police and the kids bike giveaway. Third District Police Commander Jacob Khister surprised Thorpe with a certificate regarding his effective crime fighting efforts in Shaw. Metropolitan Development was in attendance to announce that the Addison Square project looks good for development in the near future.
The Shaw COPE Red Hats crime fighting volunteer patrol group is set to honor members of the Third District Police on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the home COPE Red hats Co-founder/Chairman Al Hajj Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr. The event is from 12 Pm – 4 Pm at the location of 1704 5th Street, NW. A flier was targeted for specific Shaw and non-Shaw residents to attend.
The DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) in partnership with East Central Civic Association (ECCA) and COPE – Red Hats Patrol will host a Shaw Commuity Job Informmation Session on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at 1704 5th Street, NW (on the corner of 5th & R Streets, NW). The DOES Mobil One-Stop will be on location from 12 PM until 3 PM.
ANC 2C-04 COMMISISONER RACHELLE NIGRO ACCUSED OF STALKNG HER NEIGHBOR VANCE THOMPSON: NIGRO SETTLES CIVIL LAWSUIT AGAINST HER
” A swanky building with a rootop pool, the Yale Steam Laundry Lofts on New York Avenue NW would seem to be a relaxing place to live, but perhaps not if you believe you’re beig watched.
Yale residents Vance Thompson and Rachelle Nigro have settled a civil complaint filed earlier this month, in which Thompsn accused Nigro (who happens to ne a commisioner for ANC 2C04) of “stalking” him, by taking pictures and video of him while he was “working out in the gym and while laying out at the pool.”
Nigro’s attorney, hardy Vieux, says nothing seedy was gong on. Nigro is a former condo board member and was just trying “to document possible violatins of the condo rules” when she started pointing her lens at Thompson, he says. The lawyer wouldn’t say which rules Nigro thought Thompson had broken. Thompson is the condo board’s current president. Phone calls to Thompson weren’t returned.
Nigro never faced criminal charges for stalking, but setteled the suit on July 11 by agreeing not to collect images of Thompson in the future.” Washington City Paper Rend Smith posted this article on July 13, 2011 at 3:07 PM in the Washington City Paer City Desk Section.
MOUNT VERNON SQUARE NEIGHBORS SLAMS ANC COMMISSIONER RACHELLE NIGRO: NEIGHBORS VOWS NOT TO VOTE FOR NIGRO AGAIN
ANC Commissioner Rachelle Nigro was accused recently by her Mount Vernon Square neighbors for misusing her ANC position to contact city officials to visit condo’s in her Mount Vernon Neighborhood and use their authority regarding Condo issues while she sits on a condo board in her neighborhood. Nigro is alleged to be viewed by many in Shaw as being untruthful, rude, brash and social climber.
Shaw residents living in the 1500 Block of 8th Street, NW has filed parking complaints against ANC 2C-01 Alex M. Padro. The complaints alleges that Padro has used his ANC influence to avoid tickets and towing for month’s regarding a 4 door Honda Sedan parked in front of his house. So much for Shaw moving forward.