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Chief Lanier: “The criminal justice system in this city is broken, It is beyond broken.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

Thanks to all who passed on links to this depressing article from the Washington Post:

“The criminal justice system in this city is broken,” Lanier said, citing what she sees as the lack of outrage over repeat offenders as a key reason for her decision to take a job as head of security for the National Football League. “It is beyond broken.”

D.C. Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, which has oversight of police, said that while he understands Lanier’s “frustration with [D.C. police] bearing the brunt of the public’s outrage over crime in the District, I wholeheartedly disagree with her characterization that our criminal justice system is broken beyond repair.”

Read the full story here.

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