Obama, Bush to speak at Dallas memorial service
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush will speak at a memorial service in Dallas for the five police officers slain last week. They will also meet with the families of the victims. Obama will visit the city Sunday afternoon, and will be joined by Bush Sunday evening. “Whenever those of us who are concerned about fairness in the criminal justice system attack police officers, you are doing a disservice to the cause,” Obama said at the Moncola Palace in Madrid. “I wish I was staying longer,” he said earlier Sunday. “I’m so grateful for the understanding not only of his majesty but the people of Spain. We’ve had a difficult week back in the United States so my trip is a little abbreviated.”
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry hospitalized
Musician Joe Perry, guitarist for the band Aerosmith, was hospitalized in New York after collapsing at a concert. Perry was listed in stable condition Monday. The 65-year-old had been performing with his group, The Hollywood Vampires, when he became sick and was rushed to the hospital. It was unclear why Perry collapsed. A tweet from Perry’s official account said, “Thanks to all of the fans reaching out and asking about Joe. He is stable right now, with family and is under the best care.” Fellow band member Alice Cooper also tweeted, “Thanks to everyone asking about our brother @JoePerry. He is stable right now, with family & is under the best care.”
5 arrested after shots fired at DC police
Five people were arrested in D.C. after shots were fired at D.C. police officers around midnight. After the District’s ShotSpotter detected gunshots fired at the 3200 block of 6th Street near Alabama Avenue in Southeast early Wednesday, police responded to the scene. When police arrived at the scene, people inside an SUV started firing at the officers, and the officers fired back, said police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck. No on was wounded. The people in the vehicle barricaded themselves inside it for about 30 minutes, then surrendered after police negotiated with them.
Virginia man dies after 911 call ignored
A 911 dispatch center in Virginia is under investigation after no one responded to a call from a Virginia man, who later died. Fifty-six-year-old Robert Paulus died in late April of heart disease in his apartment in Fredericksburg. Paulus called 911 hours before he died, according to his son, Michael Paulus. During the 18-second call to Fredericksburg City Dispatch, the dispatcher tried to make contact with Paulus. However, after hearing nothing, the call was labeled a pocket call and no call back was made. Paulus was found dead hours later. Fredericksburg police are investigating the incident.
Fourth Baltimore officer’s trial continues
The trial of the fourth Baltimore police officer on trial in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from a spinal injury after being transported in a police van, is set to continue. Lt. Brian Rice is facing charges of manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. He is the highest-ranking of the six officers charged in Gray’s death. Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams dismissed the second-degree assault charge against Rice on Monday. Rice is the third officer to opt for a bench trial as opposed to a trial by jury; Williams will alone decide Rice’s fate.
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July 12 7 PM Modest Mouse / Brand New, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
July 14 7:30 PM John Witherspoon, DC Improv, Washington, DC
July 16 8 PM Mint Condition, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
July 16 8 PM Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three & Kane Brown, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
July 16 11 AM Vans Warped Tour ‑ Presented by Journeys, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
July 16 11 PM RAKIM ‑ Performing “Paid in Full”, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
July 17 8 PM Gwen Stefani & Eve, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA