WASHINGTON, D.C. — Our town’s baseball team made national news this weekend — but it wasn’t for a win. Video, aired across the country, showed players and fans running for cover and diving into dugouts with their friends and families.
Gunshots, we quickly learned, had been fired outside, wounding three, including a fan. At that moment, they had echoed throughout the stadium and seemed to some to have come from inside.
As fans streaked out, a man in a sportscar took advantage of the situation, doing donuts in the middle of the busy intersection. Police were nowhere to be seen.
We need serious help down here. As if the shooting wasn’t enough, this idiot is doing doughnuts down in @TheYardsDC , with police mere blocks away. #anc6d07 #navyyard @DCPoliceDept @charlesallen pic.twitter.com/Y41h8OlsvZ
— Edward Daniels (@EdwardDaniels) July 18, 2021
It was a national embarrassment for Mayor Muriel Bowser, the most progressive mayor in the District of Columbia’s history and, relatedly,