The D.C. Council approved an emergency public safety bill on Tuesday, which supporters say will help curb the rise in violent crime and homicides this year. During the last legislative session before their regular two-month summer recess, the council acted with urgency, despite significant public lobbying by Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Only Councilmember Janeese Lewis George (D-Ward 4) voted against it, and the vote was 12-1. Bowser promptly responded that it would make a difference. “The legislation passed today by the council will fill gaps in our criminal justice system, increasing accountability for violent and criminal behavior and making our city safer,” she said in a statement.
More importantly, the law would give D.C. courts more leeway in keeping individuals with prior violent offenses in jail until a new violent criminal trial, including adolescents. A separate bill that explains when police can engage in a car chase was also overwhelmingly passed by the council.
source: The DMV Daily
- Jesus Understands the Human Experience – A Motivational Moment
- Practice Financial Wi$dom this Holiday $eason!
- Governor Wes Moore’s Vision For Graduates Comes To Life Through Groundbreaking Program
- WMATA Issues Warning Of Severe Metro Service Reductions Due To A $750 Million Budget Deficit
- Student Injured in Altercation At Dunbar High School Involving Football Team Members
- Montgomery Blair High School Faces 2nd Bomb Threat Within 3 Days
- Georgetown’s Tasha Butts Dies At 41 From Breast Cancer
- Arlington County Reopens Housing Voucher Waitlist Lot After Over A Decade
- Teen Charged In Morgan State University Campus Shooting, Second Suspect Identified
- ‘HBCU Strong’: Fellow Maryland Black College Invites Morgan State Students To Its Homecoming
DC Council Passes Emergency Public Safety Bill To Address Crime Crisis was originally published on woldcnews.com
THE WIFE OF REV. CARLTON PEARSON FILES FOR DIVORCE!!!
MCPS Launches Enhanced Sports Medicine Athletic Training Program For Schools
Warning: What You Need To Know About Scam Using Urban One-Radio Name
Arlington County Reopens Housing Voucher Waitlist Lot After Over A Decade
Georgetown’s Tasha Butts Dies At 41 From Breast Cancer
WMATA Issues Warning Of Severe Metro Service Reductions Due To A $750 Million Budget Deficit
6 Summer Makeup Must-Haves Experts Say You Should Shop
Teen Charged In Morgan State University Campus Shooting, Second Suspect Identified