The Washington Post
‘Scare Tactics’ From Fenty’s Team?
Mayors in the District have never taken criticism particularly well. (D) used pained body language to signal his displeasure when asked tough questions from reporters or residents. (D) famously charged that a certain unfavorable element had “set me up” after being caught on an undercover camera doing illegal things years ago.
Some think the Fenty administration is taking its umbrage to a new level. On June 13, uber-activist
was handcuffed and led off to jail after engaging in a row with an aide to deputy mayor for education, at the John A. Wilson Building. Another community activist alleges that he was similarly targeted by the Fenty team the same day. a substitute demonstrated teacher who has against Mayor takeover of public schools, says he thinks the administration was angered by loud comments he had made June 12 at the mayor’s news conference to announce the appointment of as school chancellor. Brannum attended the announcement, on the steps of the