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Once, at the Diredawa Cafe, you could get stuff like coffee, tea, and bread. After the police raided the place in May, you couldn’t get anything.
A judge has issued a “stay-away order” barring Etana Shuremu, the proprietor of the Georgia Avenue NW shop, from even visiting it.
That’s because cops believe Shuremu was dealing khat, a stimulating leaf that’s chewed in East Africa and parts of the Middle East.

— Rend Smith, “The Consequences of Getting Khat.” 
Photo by cliff1066™ via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0 Generic

    Once, at the Diredawa Cafe, you could get stuff like coffee, tea, and bread. After the police raided the place in May, you couldn’t get anything.

    A judge has issued a “stay-away order” barring Etana Shuremu, the proprietor of the Georgia Avenue NW shop, from even visiting it.

    That’s because cops believe Shuremu was dealing khat, a stimulating leaf that’s chewed in East Africa and parts of the Middle East.

    — Rend Smith, “The Consequences of Getting Khat.” 

    Photo by cliff1066™ via Flickr/Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0 Generic

     
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