Former Shaw 2-C Advisory Neighborhood Commission Chairman and current Shaw activist Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr., was re-elected President of the historic East Central Civic Association last night at it’s monthly meeting. “I thank Allah for blessing me with another opportunity to serve the people of Shaw and work with neighboring communities to unite for the good and oppose the bad. We gave Third Baptist Church an annually check for $100.00 for the generosity they afforded for the ECCA to use their church for civic causes each month,” said Thorpe.
Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr Re-elected President Of Shaw East Central Civic Association: ECCA Donates Check To Third Baptist Church
The Shaw East Central Civic Association donates turkey’s to Shaw’s senior Citizens. “The ECCA thanks Bread for the City Melissa Frazier for the turkey’s she donated to the ECCA to feed the senior citizens. We plan have plenty more in December InSha Allah to donate to as many Shaw residents as possible,” said ECCA President Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr.
Yesterday by a fluke the City Market at O Giant opened it doors to the public – Giant planned originally to have an exclusive ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday and to open it’s doors today for the public to shop. However, the Washington Post published an article that had bad information informing the public that the Giant was opening yesterday instead of today and 150 customers lined up at the Giant yesterday morning thinking Giant was open for business. Giant took advantage of the 150 customers based on Giants greed to open it’s doors for business. “I labored for decades to remove the crime out of Shaw with my volunteer patrol group the Red Hats Patrol known as COPE. I was pleased that Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells embarrassed the the greedy executives at Giant’s ribbon cutting ceremony last night when Well’s spoke on behalf of the unionized protesters protesting the ribbon cutting ceremony outside Giant with petitions to unionize the underpaid Giant employee’s. Wells’s handed the shocked Giant executives signed petitions to unionize the Giant employee’s with higher wages and medical benefits. Giant executives without shame handed Shaw’s Bread for the City Director George Jones whom organization helps the poor – a cheap check for $2,500. I had to laugh at such cheapness on behalf of Giant,” said Shaw activist Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr.
Gun shots rang out in Shaw last night behind Immaculate Conception Apartments at 8th & O. “Just because we have viable economic development in Shaw doe’s not mean the criminal element has been weeded out,” said Shaw Activist Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr., Leader of the Shaw Red Hats Patrol.
The Independence Bank located near 9th & N Streets, NW was robbed. “It’s going to get worse as we move into the holidays. People are hurting for jobs and affordable housing and they will do anything to survive and the Federal Government Shutdown did not help the economy,” said Shaw Red Hats Patrol Leader & Activist Mahdi Leroy J. Thorpe, Jr.
Robbery snatch occurred in Shaw a day or two ago in the 1500 Block of 5th Street, NW.
Shaw’s Leroy Thorpe Federal Government Shutdown Comments Published In National Journal On October 9, 2013
Former Shaw ANC Commissioner Leroy Thorpe demonstrating at the US Capitol today with DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray against the Federal Government shutdown – Thorpe made some strong statements defending the US citizens affected by the Federal Government Shutdown. For accurate data on Thorpe’s comments research the National Journal October 9, 2013.