Prince George’s County News (Demo)

Much to my chagrin,  I discovered that I only have one sock on today.  It’s a little bit off but it’s midday and your friendly neighborhood blogger is just going to have to go with it.  The news for today starts off strange like a blogger wearing one sock. It’s usually the proprietor of a business who is, sadly, the victim of a crime not the perpetrator of the crime. 

Gary Antonio Jones, Sweet Soul Cafe & Lounge
Gary Antonio Jones

Bucking that trend, 35-year-old Gary Antonio Jones of the 1300 block of Old Drummer Boy Lane in Fort Washington and owner of Sweet Soul Cafe & Lounge on Southern Avenue, has been charged with second degree murder and gun charges in relation to the murder of  32-year-old Cinaway Lateef Morson of the 800 block of Hr Drive in Southeast Washington.  Jones, a resident of Ft. Washington, and victim Cinaway Morson alleged had an argument, but no one is saying what the argument was about.  Jones was taken into custody at his home shortly after midnight. He has admitted his involvement in the shooting and is being held at the Department of Corrections.
Raise Minimum WageAlready, there are exemptions on the horizon for the minimum wage increase.  The goal of the minimum wage increase bill is to incrementally take it from $7.25 to $11.50 per hour but the Washington Times reported that “County Council member Derrick Leon Davis is expected to introduce a bill Tuesday that would let one of the county’s largest employers, Six Flags, continue to pay its seasonal workers at the lower rate of $7.25 per hour instead of the wage that would increase to $11.50 per hour by 2017. Labor activists and economic analysts who support wage increases called the exemption bad policy and worried that it could set a precedent for other industries and undermine the regional effort to combat poverty. “Let us see how the legislation works before we come back and tamper with it,” said Joslyn Williams, president of the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO, who spoke in favor of wage increases across the region. “If we need to revisit, it needs to be based on specific experience.”
Courtesy PGPD
Courtesy PGPD

So glad that the Prince George’s County Police caught these armored car robbers and then SHOT at a brave citizen who saw the incident and pursues.  From NBCWashington, “Two men are in custody and two remain at large after they robbed an armored truck and shot at a Good Samaritan who tried to follow them, Prince George’s County police said. According to police, the men robbed a Garda armored truck at a Checkers in the 4800 block of Allentown Road in Suitland Wednesday. They fled the area with money and two guns carried by the guards. The Good Samaritan in a pickup truck followed the robbers’ Jeep Cherokee. But when they noticed they were being followed, the suspects opened fire. While the man was not hit by any of the bullets, authorities said, he suffered minor injuries from flying glass. Police chased the suspects into the District, where they crashed at 34th Street and M Street SE. Two of the men were taken into custody. Investigators found four guns at the scene; they believe two belonged to the guards. UPDATE:  All four men are now in custody, according to the Prince George’s County Police Department.


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