Black Market Wheaton

What the? According to the Register, there’s a wicked “‘black market‘ near a subway station near Wheaton outside of Washington DC”. I live about two-and-half kilometers from Wheaton Metro and I’ve never seen a black market. There is a pawn shop, though. And we’ve got a cozy little farmers market here in Kensington.

The Reg reported about the recovery of a stolen VA laptop containing personal details of 26.5 million veterans from the Wheaton black market. I’ll stop a moment to praise the Feds for their great detective work, but then ask: What the hell kind of neighborhood am I living?

Photo Credit: Elvert Barnes

Editor’s Note: On July 28, 2017, this post was recovered, using Wayback Machine, from a snapshot of during 2006, when months of content was lost while changing blogging systems and webhosts. Date and timestamps are authentic.