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Council Votes on Crime Bill Today

by Borderstan.com — June 16, 2009 at 7:28 am 1 Comment

From The WaPo… finally, the DC Council will vote on Mayor Fenty’s Omnibus Crime Bill:

Anti-Gang Proviso Draws Support but Also Raises Concerns

The D.C. Council is set to vote today on a broad crime bill that includes a new legal mechanism for combating gangs, one that proponents say has been effective in other cities but that critics warn could infringe on people’s liberties.

Read story at WaPo. Full text of the bill here (PDF).

Borderstan has had several earlier postings on the bill and related activity.

Comments (1)

  1. BackfromBoulder

    I believe it was in a previous post that you pointed out that no other city in America (save for Detroit and LA) would put up with the level of crime we face in the District. Yes, by all means, lets not fight gangs by infringing on any one’s rights! I think the puritans who want to shut down the progress on 14th ST are somehow behind this vote. After all, more crime means less progress and fewer business in the District to annoy the status quo. The streets will be quite, save for the sound of constant gunfire.

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