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Early A.M. Group Robbery, 1400-Block of R NW

by Borderstan.com June 17, 2009 at 7:06 am 2 Comments

There was a robbery-mugging on the 1400-block of R Street NW this morning at 12:48 a.m. by six men. From Police Alert… “Robbery Force and Violence_0048 hours_1400 Block of R. Street, NW_L/O for 6 B/M S-1 last seen wearing a white tee shirt with dreadlocks the subjects were last seen running southbound on 14th and 15th Street, NW DO NOT TAKE ACTION CALL 911 W/EVENT #120090322217”

  • Joel Lawson

    Now, now, courtesy of some councilmembers’ (in)action on the Crime Bill yesterday, we’re not allowed to go after those six men as a gang. They’re just individuals who happened to coagulate in the moment and attack. What, they were each wearing clothing that identified them as part of a gang? DCMPD shouldn’t write that down, as it might violate the legislative intent of yesterday’s vote against the gang injunction measure. And also thanks to Council’s (in)action yesterday, if any of these six should be prosecuted, they’ll have a better shot at being out on the street during pretrial, because Council rejected an amendment (by Evans) that would have added stricter pretrial detention guidelines. And, if any of these men are actually prosecuted and incarcerated, their young children can wander the streets late at night without legal recourse, because there’s no sane curfew providing the backup discipline that is usually provided by parents.

    p.s. And if you’re gay and partnered in the District, the broken family described above is your fault.

  • SG

    Isn’t 14th and R where the new projects are on R Street?


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