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ANC6B10 Commissioner Denise Krepp is a resident of Hill East. PoP-Ed. posts may be written about anything related to the District and submitted via email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail please include PoP-Ed. in the subject line.

Ed. Note: The Post also published an editorial on this subject, ‘D.C. has gone too far on criminal-justice reform’

DC Council and Violent Crime

Over the weekend, The Washington Post published an article about legislation under review by the DC Council that enables individuals convicted of rape and murder to be released early from prison. Instead of helping rapists, DC Councilmembers should be asking why the Department of Justice isn’t prosecuting rapes occurring in Washington, DC; why millions of DC tax dollars are being spent on sexual harassment settlements; and why DC agency employees who commit sexual harassment are still employed.

Currently, DC law enables judges to reduce prison sentences for crimes committed by individuals under the age of 18. There are no disqualifying crimes. The law simply states that the individual must served 20 years in prison.

Until recently, judges reviewing petitions for early release were required to consider the nature of the crimes committed. The DC Council removed that requirement from the law in January 2019.

Now, the DC Council wants to expand the early release policy to individuals who committed crimes under the age of 25. And again, there is no limitation on crimes. An individual can commit rape and receive early release if that individual was under the age of 25 when the crime occured. Read More

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From MPD:

“On 8/7/2019, at approximately 4:15 AM, members of the Fifth District responded to the area of the 3600 block of Hansberry Court, NE, for multiple calls for the sounds of gunshots. The response included multiple Fifth District Units, Canine Officers and a helicopter. Members were able to locate several items of evidence, but did not locate any victims. Unfortunately, we do not have any further information at this time.

Thank you to all of the citizens and neighbors who called 911 and pointed us in the right direction. We appreciate your help!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user random lady

Ed. Note: Wishing Adam a speedy recovery both emotionally and physically.

From Adam’s very upsetting Facebook posting:

“Saturday afternoon I was violently assaulted, beaten unconscious, and robbed in NE DC. Several people came to my aid after the incident, and I was rushed to Howard University Hospital, where I received excellent care. I am posting this is a general notice to friends and family, as I am currently without a phone or laptop (or ID or bank cards), as I have been for more than 48 hours.

The attack occurred while I was taking a few moments to enjoy some peace and quiet on the wooden pedestrian bridge that connects Kingman and Heritage Islands to the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail and the new “The Fields” complex of sport and recreation facilities adjacent to RFK stadium. I had stopped on the bridge to observe a crane in the water and to reflect for a few moments before heading off for some errands during the remainder of Saturday afternoon.

The perpetrator came up from behind me and knocked me down with a hard sucker punch to the side of my face, and he then jumped on top of me and continued his ruthless assault on my face and body. I honestly don’t remember much after that because I was beaten unconscious. Read More

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From MPD:

“On today’s date at approximately 0614 hours two men were shot while standing in front of 1657 11th Place Northeast. Both men were shot in the leg, C-1 was shot twice and C-2 was once. The men were conscious and transported to local hospitals were they will be treated for their injuries. The suspect’s description has been reported as two black males, operating a grey, 4 door vehicle. The suspects were last seen driving south on West Virginia Avenue.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I am reaching out because a friend had her dogs stolen over the weekend during a domestic violence incident. The dogs were taken from the home and according to the police were dumped “somewhere” in NW DC. We hope the public can help locate the pit bulls before something terrible can happen. The dogs are a couple, and the female had puppies a few weeks ago, and they still need their momma. Read More

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From MPD:

“On Saturday, August 3, 2019, at approximately 5:00 pm, Fourth District members responded for a burglary that occurred in the 500 block of Park road NW. The victim reported that the suspect entered his condo by coming in the patio door while he was in his back room. The victim got a notice that someone was inside his condo and while investigating he observed the suspect in his front room attempting to steal his property. Read More

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Thanks to a reader for reporting Sunday night:

“This was a regular Sunday occurrence for a bit but had fallen off recently. This was the first showdown we’d seen with the police and the thrill seekers we’d seen. They managed to get one of the bikes when one of the riders lost his balance and had to bail. He headed off on foot with the police in pursuit. Read More

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North Capitol and P Street, NW photo by Daphne Assimakopoulos

Niccole first reported at 10:39pm Saturday night:

“what’s going on at P and North Cap? Lots of cops, sidewalk sectioned off with caution tape…”

From MPD:

“Shooting in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street, NE. LOF: B/M 6′ wearing grey shirt.”


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From MPD around 2am:

“The Third District is currently investigating a shooting in the 1200 block of U Street NW. An adult male has been transported to an area hospital with a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Motorists and pedestrians can expect road closures in the area as we investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call 202-727-9099.”

Disturbing detail from a twitter reply to MPD: Read More

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From MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District have announced a second arrest has been made in reference to an Aggravated Assault offense that occurred on Sunday, July 14, 2019, in the 1900 block of Connecticut Avenue, Northwest.

At approximately 1:00 am, several suspects approached the victims at the listed location. The suspects assaulted the victims then fled the scene. Read More

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