In contrast to the clear skies over South Central L.A. referenced by Ice Cube in his song It Was a Good Day, there IS a "helicopter looking for a murder" (or something) over Silver Spring right now (4AM) and it's keeping me awake. The damn thing has been circling for an hour or so, and the center of its path seems to be Long Branch, if you can believe that.
I take back what I said earlier about never seeing "Ghetto Birds" over Silver Spring.
OK, it just flew away... maybe it ran out of gas or gave up or something. If anyone knows what was going on, let me know. I'll be combing the police reports myself. After I go back to sleep, that is.