So remember that All Hands on Deck weekend that was supposed to help deter crime around the DC area?
Yeah. Not so much.
From the Washington Post:
Most available officers were working the streets Friday to Sunday, making 481 arrests, many for minor offenses. Yet the city recorded two homicides, three sexual abuse cases, 31 robberies and 26 assaults over the three days — a total of 62 violent crimes, compared with 34 for the same three-day stretch last year.
Of the 481 arrests, made between 12:01 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Sunday — the time period for the “All Hands on Deck” effort — 119 arrests involved drug offenses, 101 were for traffic violations, 58 for disorderly conduct and 43 for prostitution. There was one arrest after a homicide, four in connection with robberies or carjackings, and 15 involving assaults.
Glad to see DC’s Finest out there protecting us from traffic violators. Makes the streets much safer to try to get away from all the murderers, rapists, and armed muggers.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs