Rayful Edmond and the rock refusing to hide him

July 4, 2019

Thankfully, I hadn’t gone on a sizzling summer Saturday to the Frank A. Reeves Municipal Center at 14th and U streets NW for any respite from the heat. The opinions that were being shared openly or quietly whispered by District residents attending the forum in the community room were pretty hot and intense. Rather, I went because I wanted to hear firsthand how people were reacting to the fact that federal prosecutors were interested in reducing the life sentence of Rayful Edmond III, a known drug kingpin and criminal predator who, with family and friends, terrorized the nation’s capital during the 1980s and into the 1990s, spreading crack cocaine like it was water and allegedly murdering people who impeded their operation. READ MORE HERE 

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