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Is DC Crime Again Becoming a National Image Problem?

by Borderstan.com — December 18, 2008 at 10:04 pm 1 Comment

I certainly hope not. Washington has come a long way in 10 years. But, I remember the early 1990s and D.C.’s reputation as “Murder Capital USA” and the murder rate is now rising again.

Early Wednesday morning  Mika Brzezinski was mugged outside the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Georgetown. She is a host on “Morning Joe,” a national show on MSNBC. Purely by chance, Mayor Adrian Fenty then appeared on “Morning Joe” with Joe Scarborough and Brzezinski to talk about Inaugural preparations.

Note to mayor and city council: It’s not good four tourism when this stuff starts hitting the national media.  Type Mika Brzezinski mugged outside D.C. hotel into the search function of your browser and see what you get.

Some of us, including Borderstanians, have been talking about crime for some time. Maybe national media coverage will the attention of City Hall.

From The Raw Story:

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski mugged outside D.C. hotel
12/18/2008 @ 11:31 am
Filed by David Edwards

MSNBC Joe Scarborough announced that his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, was mugged outside of her Washington D.C. hotel this morning.

“Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty was confronted face-to-face Thursday with some of the district’s crime problems, when it turned out the host of the morning talk show he appeared on had been mugged in the city an hour earlier,” The Washington Times reported.

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Comments (1)

  1. problem here is that she probably wasn’t mugged. that’s not going to change the perception, regardless, because a talking head can go on TV and say whatever they want and that becomes the news.

    from the details, it sounds like she was panhandled, and freaked out and thought it was a mugging. the guy asked for money and she gave it. chances are, she could have said no, and he would have cursed her out and walked on…

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