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I have tried without success to find the DC Police clearance rate when it comes to murders, shootings and robberies. In Chicago, the police only clear 4% of shootings and 14% of murders. To remedy this, they are considering adding more detectives. I live in Park View and in my personal experience, I rarely see any of these types of crimes cleared. The police say they don’t track these stats. [Ed. Note: I’m sure they must track homicides clearances, maybe they don’t share it with us but surely they track it, no?] Obviously other cities do, so why don’t we? How can anyone possibly track success or failure if these stats don’t exist?”
Update: Related –
2 years ago I asked a simple q. What type & how many cases does DOJ prosecute in DC? FOIAed and then @jaybeas helped me sue for the data. Sadly, saga continues. @AGKarlRacine @charlesallen pic.twitter.com/it4aDlycfG
— Denise Rucker Krepp (@kdrkrepp) May 16, 2018
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St. Mary Armenian Church will hold its 75th Annual Armenian Fall Food Festival October 6-7 from 11am – 8pm at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church (4135 Fessenden St. NW). Traditional Armenian Food will be available for both Carry-out and Dine-in including Lamb and Chicken Kabobs, Cheese Boreg, Baklava and a wide variety of other delicious dishes. Traditional Armenian music and dancing on Saturday night and unique artisan vendors throughout the festival. Outdoor dining space is available as well as free on street parking. Can’t join us to dine-in? Order via link for carry-out with the link above.
At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger