. . . a reporter from WTOP radio tried to visit the Washington, D.C. cab commission this afternoon to inquire about Wednesday’s arrests of two journalists for recording an open meeting. Here’s what happened:
In an effort to get an explanation about the incident, WTOP’s Mark Segraves went to the commission office Friday and was thrown out by security. The door to the office was subsequently locked, and the lights turned off — leaving the entire cab commission office in the dark.
If the D.C. Taxicab Commission were a four-year-old child, I believe this is what we’d call a temper-tantrum. The article also notes that the D.C. attorney general’s office will not be pursuing charges against Jim Epstein and Pete Tucker. That’s great. But the office ought to be debating whether to file charges against the cab commission officials and cops who ordered and carried out the arrests.