Fairfax County News

August 15, 2018
Morning Notes

Army-Navy Country Club Employee Alleges Supervisor Used Racial Slurs - A former golf cart attendant at the club claims that one of his bosses repeatedly used racist language to refer to him and former President Barack Obama. It seems the supervisor has been fired, and the club's employees are receiving sensitivity training.

August 14, 2018
Family Sues After 2nd Child Falls to Death From Va. Tower

A day after a child fell from a balcony of an apartment building in Virginia, a family sued the building. Just months earlier, their young son also died after falling from the building.

August 14, 2018
Hard-Edged Intelligence

The Guardian 's Poem of the week is R Alcona to J Brenzaida by Emily BrontA<<: Reading R Alcona to J Benzaida out of context, without the fantasy or juvenilia labels, was a corrective to my prejudice. As the commentator says here, the imaginary setting allowed Emily to express herself through different personae.

August 14, 2018
Bike Advocates Craft New Map of DC Region's Cycling Trails to Promote Holistic Thinking

A coalition of bicycling and transit advocates has drawn up a new map of the entire D.C. region's bike trails, in a bid to promote a more holistic view of the area's biking options. The Capital Trails Coalition released the "diagrammatic map" today , displaying not only the 436 miles of existing trails across the region but also another 302 miles of planned paths that will someday create even more connectivity for cyclists.

August 14, 2018
Sex assault suspect identified with DNA from Styrofoam cup: Court documents

A Fairfax County, Virginia, man suspected to be responsible for years of cases of indecent exposure and sex offenses now faces charges after officials said they linked his DNA to five victims in D.C. and Arlington. Charges against Santiago Rodriguez Campos, 34, include at various times, indecent exposure, and or lewd acts, groping and sexual assaults.

August 13, 2018
A White Supremacist Rally With Hardly Any White Supremacists

The white nationalist "Unite the Right 2" rally, scheduled to take place on Sunday evening in Lafayette Square just north of the White House, turned out to be a spectacular flop. The demonstration faced overwhelming, well-organized opposition-even the public transit system and the weather seemed not to cooperate.

August 13, 2018
The Racist Right Retreats Behind Police Lines

A counterprotester in front of a police barricade during the Unite the Right 2 rally in downtown Washington, August 12, 2018. On Sunday in Washington, DC, several thousand demonstrators rallied in the morning sun and marched in the afternoon rain to protest the presence of a few dozen fascists and white supremacists in their midst.

August 12, 2018
The Latest: Anti-fascists confront police in Washington

The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville , Virginia : A group of about 150 to 200 anti-fascists is confronting police about a half-mile from the White House after a white nationalist demonstration broke up. Antifa members, many of them wearing black masks, marched around downtown Washington on Sunday evening in the rain.

August 12, 2018
The Latest: Anti-fascists confront police in Washington Source: AP

The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia : A group of about 150 to 200 anti-fascists is confronting police about a half-mile from the White House after a white nationalist demonstration broke up. Antifa members, many of them wearing black masks, marched around downtown Washington on Sunday evening in the rain.

August 12, 2018
The Latest: Small group of white nationalists end DC rally

The Latest on events marking the anniversary of violent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia : A group of about 150 to 200 anti-fascists is confronting police about a half-mile from the White House after a white nationalist demonstration broke up. Antifa members, many of them wearing black masks, marched around downtown Washington on Sunday evening in the rain.