Rev. Bill Bennett, candidate for D.C. Council, to protest speeding enforcement in Southeast

WASHINGTON (AP) - A pastor who's running for D.C. Council and another clergyman are asking police to stop ticketing motorists for speeding on a residential street in southeast Washington.

The Rev. Bill Bennett and the Rev. Willie Wilson will hold a news conference and protest Wednesday in the 1900 block of Branch Avenue, Southeast.

Bennett and Wilson say the speed trap is at the bottom of a steep incline and unfairly targets elderly neighborhood residents who can't afford to pay $125 tickets.

They say it doesn't make the neighborhood safer and appears to be financially motivated.

Bennett is running against Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander in April's Democratic primary.