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Via:  texan1211  •  one week ago  •  19 comments

By:   Nikolas Lanum (Fox News)

DC crime engulfs local news after city council voted to lower sentences for criminal conduct | Fox News
Local news outlets saw their front pages plastered with stories of crime following a revision of the D.C. crime code to lessen sentences for criminals.

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Washington, D.C. saw a bleak start to the new year with violent crimes plastered across the front pages of local news after the city council voted to lessen sentences for some criminal conduct.

In a 12-1 vote, the D.C. Council voted last Tuesday to override Mayor Muriel Bowser's decision to veto a gigantic remodeling to the city's criminal code.

The overhaul of the city's criminal code includes:

  • Reduced maximum sentences.
  • The elimination of nearly all mandatory minimum sentences.
  • Expanded rights to jury trials by those accused of misdemeanors.

Opponents of the new provisions have expressed concern over a rule allowing D.C. inmates to ask for early release 20 years into their sentence, even those accused of violent crimes, including murder.

On Monday, the top local stories in the Post all related to crime, including a man fatally shot at a metro station, another man shot in a D.C. building, two people found dead following a fire, and a body found just two blocks from the White House.

NBC4 News in D.C.'s top stories also included the recent local shootings and a story about a city police officer stabbed in the face.

ABC 7 top local stories included fentanyl overdoses, a call to hire more police officers to address a rise in illegally parked cars, a woman arrested after assaulting a police officer, and a shooting.

D.C. already began the new year with a slew of serious crimes before the city council's decision.

D.C. police statistics show that compared to this time in 2022, thefts from cars are up 30%, and car thefts are up 113%. Robberies have increased by 57%, and overall property crimes, such as burglary and arson, have risen 42% over the same time last year.

A shooting outside the Navy Yard Metro station on January 7 was one of six for the first week of the year, bringing first-week homicide numbers to twice that of the first week of 2021.

Carjackings in the city increased 46% in April 2022 versus the same time in 2021.

Homicides and severe assaults in 2022 dropped from 2021; however, juveniles were more likely to be victims of violent crimes than in years prior.

Mayor Muriel Bowser vetoed the Revised Criminal Code Act earlier this month after the council, which lacks a single Republican member, voted unanimously to adopt it in November.

D.C. City Council's Tuesday decision sends the bill to Congress, where federal lawmakers will have 60 days to review it.

If enacted, the revisions will go into effect in 2025.

Fox News' Timothy H.J. Nerozzi contributed to this report.

Nikolas Lanum is an associate editor for Fox News Digital.


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Texan1211
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Texan1211    one week ago
D.C. City Council's Tuesday decision sends the bill to Congress, where federal lawmakers will have 60 days to review it.

Let's see how Washington Democrats really feel about crime.

Will they approve of this fiasco?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Texan1211 @1    one week ago
Will they approve of this fiasco?

Almost certainly.  Putting criminals in jail is racist. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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2  Greg Jones    one week ago

It appears the Dumb DC Dems are getting the kind of government and  results they deserve

Nationwide, crime is only getting worse.

Eventually the people will have had enough and will vote these enabler left wingers out, but it won't be easy.

 

 
 
 
Tessylo
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3  Tessylo    one week ago

I see 'faux news' is the source of these allegations.

Nothing to see here!

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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3.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  Tessylo @3    one week ago

What did they say that is not true? Or is this just another deflection attempt since you can't refute the facts? 

 
 
 
Ronin2
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3.2  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @3    one week ago

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Right Down the Center
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3.2.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  Ronin2 @3.2    one week ago

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Right Down the Center
Sophomore Guide
4.1  Right Down the Center  replied to  Texan1211 @4    one week ago

It is much easier to ignore something if you just say the source is no good.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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5  Tessylo    one week ago

This hasn't been voted on yet (so how crime could overrun D,C. is beyond me to comprehend) regarding something/a bill that hasn't even been voted on yet much less gone into effect?????

Did I miss something?

 
 
 
Ronin2
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5.1  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @5    one week ago

See post #4 for links.

They have already passed it; over the Mayor's VETO no less.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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5.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Tessylo @5    one week ago

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Jeremy Retired in NC
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arkpdx
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5.2.4  arkpdx  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @5.2    one week ago
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arkpdx
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5.3  arkpdx  replied to  Tessylo @5    one week ago
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Right Down the Center
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5.5  Right Down the Center  replied to  Tessylo @5    one week ago
Did I miss something?

Yes, seems you did.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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5.5.1  seeder  Texan1211  replied to  Right Down the Center @5.5    one week ago

Reading links and the article works for me!

 
 

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