The People’s Checkpoint

Trinidad, N.E.

Wednesday June 10, 2009

Last summer, a spike in homicides in Trinidad, N.E. prompted D.C. Police to set up constitutionally suspect checkpoints, cordoning off the neighborhood, requiring all visitors and even residents to pass through a gauntlet of police, conjuring up images of Baghdad. Next summer, Living With The Law will assist the Trinidad Concerned Citizens for Reform, Inc. in launching The People’s Checkpoint, a job training and placement center built on a foundation of sustainable educational, economical, and environmental practices and with the hopes of helping to eliminate violence in Trinidad.…  

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