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Does The D.C. Police Department Pay Enough Attention To This Issue?

Does The D.C. Police Department Pay Enough Attention To This Issue?

This is an issue that is often discussed in D.C., and I figured why not bring it up again?

Tires are stolen off of locked up bicycles at a fairly regular rate here in the nation's capital, and it never seems to stop.

We want to know how you feel about the problem via the poll below:

 

Columbia Heights Residents React To Shooting At Caribbean Festival

Watch the video above to see how people in Columbia Heights are reacting to the shootings that took place down the street at the Caribbean Festival today, June 25.

Report Says Crime on U Street Is Up

Report Says Crime on U Street Is Up

The U Street area blog Borderstan is reporting that crime on U Street is up.

Report Says Teenage Crime Way Up In D.C.; Lack Of Youth Programs To Blame?

A few days ago, Scott McCabe of the Washington Examiner published an article reporting that teenage crimes in D.C. are way up thus far this year

"The number of children under 18 arrested and charged with violent crimes -- homicide, rape and aggravated assault -- has risen 10 percent this year compared with last year,"  McCabe wrote.  "Burglary arrests of juveniles jumped 90 percent, while thefts shot up 173 percent."

Read McCabe's entire story on the Examiner's website.

Columbia Heights Resident Says Four Of Her Friends Have Been Killed In Past Several Months

Meet Jasmine Hermonstine.

Jasmine is a 20-year-old mother who lives with her 7-month-old daughter on 11th Street in Columbia Heights.  She says she has had four friends killed in the past several months, in various incidents.

Watch the video above to see what Jasmine had to say about her loved ones being killed, how it makes her feel, and how she is going about life with her baby girl after these tragic events. 

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Fourth DC Youth Who Escaped South Carolina Has Been Captured

This story comes to us from Reggie Sanders:

Washington, DC -- The DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) announced that a youth under the agency’s supervision who escaped from a South Carolina placement center on April 20th was taken back into custody by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force today without incident.  The task force is made up of several state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the United States Marshals Service.