Crime Emergency? Not on Dupont!

Okay, who else, beside Circumlocutor saw the article in yesterday’s Post about a beating in Dupont Circle? I’m really pretty horrified that this guy both witnessed a guy getting the crap kicked out of him in the middle of Dupont, and not only was there no response from the Metropolitan Police Department, there was nothing but excuses made by the MPD in the conduct of same.

This is the most incrimination paragraph of the whole thing:

“They were responding to a dispute at a restaurant, and they walked off. I ran and caught up to the attacker, though trying to stay out of sight, and managed to flag down another police car. I again described the man, pointed him out just up the street and then pointed back toward the circle, where emergency workers were loading the victim into an ambulance. The cops seemed annoyed. They gave each other a look, sat for a beat, then said “Okay, thanks” and drove off — in the opposite direction from the man who had just attacked a person in the middle of a public park. He strutted off into the dark.”

But clearly, all we need in this crime emergency is some surveillance cameras that won’t even be watched, just maybe looked at in retrospect. Thanks DC Council, you guys rock hard.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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