The Friday before, I had done a Ride-Along with police in Adams Morgan. At the end, one of the officers recommended checking out the 6th district, a wilder area, next time. When I read the depressing accounts, I understand what he meant by that.
It’s 10 pm on a typical Friday night in Adams Morgan, Washington DC. People are strolling down the streets, heading for bars, ready to party after a long week of work. I merely notice them when they pass me, though. I got somewhere to be. I’m looking for the local police station. If you follow this blog, you know that I’m very much into true crime. It’s why I visited a double murder trial in Los Angeles and it’s why I signed up for Ride Along. The Ride Along program allows you to accompany the police for a couple of hours and watch them do their work. When I signed…