July is on pace to be one of the city’s deadliest on record. Between the murder of Gov. Warner’s former intern, and of the handicapped former mayoral candidate, Police Chief Charles Ramsey has declared a Crime Emergency for the District, which primarily allows commanders to cancel leaves and lengthen shifts as the wave hits its peak.
Ramsey also has announced increase police presence and patrols throughout the city with hopes to quell some of the recent rises in robberies, assaults and, of course, murders.
Crime Emergency? Is it really that much of a surprise that it happens every July?
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs