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SAFETY and JUSTICE -- 2006

   

JANUARY, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

     

102

Klein

DC Area Slayings Climbed 11% in 2005 Led by PG Cnty--area up 44 to 420, DC up 4 to 198

105

Pierre

Council mbr Barry's Robbery Belies Community on the Rise--new housing changing Ward 8

108

Labbe

Closure of Troubled Oak Hill Moves Forward--DC plans new center despite Congressional denial

114

Wilgoren

Protesters Win Ruling on DC Arrests--Asst Police Chief can be liable for damages, sez Fed Appeals Court

123

Reiskin ltr

Healing Med Examiner's Office--dep mayor backs efforts to fix morgue: barely keeping up, backlog stays

126

Schwartzman

DC Police to Bolster Adams Morgan Patrols--after-hours crime increasing in popular nightlife area


FEBRUARY, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

     

220

Staff

Car Trouble--despite 30% drop in auto thefts in 2005, Ward 7 worst: 1328 of 6589 (!) total


MARCH, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

     

304

Wilber

Chief Gainer Leaving Top Capitol Police Post--some cite clashes with lawmakers, hiring conflict

306

Editor

Closing DC Homicides--astounding number of cold DC cases: administrative closings inflate closure rates

312

Quinn OpEd

Hell on Wheels--why are trains carrying potentially lethal cargo allowed to transit the capital?

312

Wilber

Chief of DC Police Union Sees 'Crisis'--bargaining unit for sergeants and officers claims crime-fighting poor


APRIL, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

     

416

Editor

The Killing Slows--crime, violence ease, for now, in Pr. George's: police gotta help restore county's image

430

Nickles ltr

Real Reform for Juvenile Justice is Up to the Courts--too many youths backed up awaiting trials


MAY, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

     

504

Wilber

DC Councilmbr Patterson Targets Police Rpts--decries officers' response to robberies before slaying


JUNE, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

     

601

Eggen

Anti-Terror Funding Cut in DC and New York--DHS criticized over cut frm $78M in '05 to $46M in '06

602

Sheridan

DC at Low Risk of Attack, Says DHS--placed in bottom 25% of US states, territories: where's the brain surgeon?

610

Editor

How Did They Fly the Coop--2 DC Jail inmates escape in broad daylight: did they have inside help?

613

Eggen

Violent Crime Rises in US--DC reports 5% jump as robberies spike, homicide, rape, property crime drop

617

Duggan

It Just Makes You Feel Awful--report on DC rescuers' multiple failures angers journalist's brother

619

Editor

Death & Multiple Failures--DC FEMS, police, Howard Hospital responded abysmally to injured 'man down'

620

Silverman

2 Officials Want Fire Chief Removed over Journalist Rosenbaum Case--mugged man treated as drunk

620

Lengel

Corrections Chief Seeks to Fortify DC Jail--SE residents skeptical of director's proposals to foil escapees

623

Montgomery

Chief is Here to Stay, Says Mayor--Williams backs EMS leader in wake of report on journalist assault

624

Schwartzman

Where the Party Rages--weekend night violence fuels Adam Morgan's image as 'devil's playground'

625

Faul ltr

Deadly Crossing--Friendships Heights major intersection puts pedestrians at risk:senseless death

627

Editor

Endemic Problems at DC Jail--new corrections chief owns up to long-ignored mess, past whitewash

629

Dvorak

DC FEMS Chief Moves to Dismiss Four in Journalist Rosenbaum Case--following scathing report

630

Weiss

Bush Picks Justice Official for US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit--Peter Kessler gets "2nd highest court" bid

   

JULY, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

     

702

Lynch ltr

Ill-Prepared for a Disaster in DC--weather emergency shows lack of commo, organization, traffic control

702

Ruane

Officials Review Response to Heavy Rains--praise tempered by shortcomings: too much water, muck, rats

712

Milloy

Violent Robberies Make It Hard to Ignore DC's Vicious Side--most juveniles are 2-8x repeat offenders

712

Klein

Police Chief Declares DC Crime Emergency--13 killings in July spur crackdown: needs more cop flexibility

713

Editor

DC's Crime Emergency--need more than stepped-up cop presence: go for pipeline: parents, poverty, drugs...

714

LetterstoEd

Responding to DC's Crime Wave--emergency silly; too many parolees; root causes in poverty/families

718

Montgomery

Mayor Takes Aim at DC Crime Spike--reduce violent crime 50% in 30 days: cameras, overtime, curfew

719

Stewart

Mayor's Crime Plan Gains Councilmbr Support--some questions re cameras, 350 increase in police force

720

Sheridan

Region's Security Funding Allocated--Metro to get money to move its command post out to Pr. George's

720

Stewart

Emergency DC Curfew Advances--Council OK's earlier time to fight crime rise, bill awaits Mayor's signature

721

Williams

Suspicious Packages Force Union Station Evacuation--bomb-sniffing dogs cause 2+ hours disruption

722

Klein

Mayor Williams Wants to Cut Crime 50%--new 12+ agency coalition sets array of methods, 30-day deadline

726

Milloy OpEd

What a Curfew Can't Accomplish--lack of discipline causes problems, stop blaming external forces

726

Editorial

Picturing Safety--DC cameras slow dangerous driving, speeding past cameras at record low

727

Montgomery

Mayor Calls for Study to Determine Police Staffing Needs--might need to return to past peak of 5100 (!)

727

Dvorak

Capitol Police Join Park Officers in Efforts to Better Patrol Mall--welcome push by Eleanor Holmes Norton

729

King OpEd

Breakout on Mayor's Watch--mayor neglecting big city agency problems while jetting around world

729

Craig

Report Says VA Localities Misused US Security Funds--audit cites purchase of improper items

729

Weiss

Not All Fired DC Jail Workers Aided Escapees--internal investigation found negligence, probe continues

729

Williams

Sentries in the Shadows--as robberies surge in DC, officers keep wary eyes on streets, proactive patrols

731

Pierre

Crime Steps Derided as Too Little, Too Late--race, class tensions simmer; crackdown, tactics questioned

   

AUGUST, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

     

801

Dvorak

1st Early-Curfew Violators Picked Up--10:00PM cutoff for juveniles generates debate throughout DC

801

Editor

DC Curfew Questions--picking up violators off streets shouldn't be endgame: need lessons learned

804

Samuels

Police Chief Links Curfew Need to 'Irresponsible' Parents--idea of raising kid: throw 'em out of house!

809

Dvorak

Stepped-up Police Efforts Don't Avert Club Fracas--melee marred daylight concert for teenagers

811

Klein

Taking No Chances After Terrorist Plot--DC area raises police profile, does inspections, cameras on

812

Dvorak

5 DC Youths Arrested in Robberies on Mall--tourists targeted in vicious attacks, one pleads guilty

819

Editor

Crime: Up or Down?--one month into official crime 'emergency', where are we?: very little difference

829

Lengel

DC Mayor Renews 10:00PM Curfew for Youths--earlier curfew endorsed by parents, as crime drops 9%

     

SEPTEMBER, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

 
       

902

Staff

Searching for Solutions to DC's Murders--fix athletic fields; parental discipline, prayer, "walk the beat", etc.

907

Klein

Chief Ramsey Lauds Tougher Policing--11% drop in violent/property crimes since emergency declared

911

Sheridan

Area Emergency Readiness Questioned--after scrutiny, Homeland Security adds funds, personnel

927

Sheridan

Top US Capitol Police Officers Have Spent 3rd of '06 on Vacation--using up accumulated time, got careless?

     

OCTOBER, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

 
       

1005

Flaherty

Limited Duty, Full-time Pay--DC cops' medical claims cost millions, deplete on-street ranks: 180 of 3800

1012

Klein

Street Cameras Are Likely to Stay--some groups question effectiveness, but no in hot spots?

1019

Silverman

Council Approves Revised DC Crime Bill--adds $4.2M for police overtime, denies curfew authority

1020

Helderman

Plans for Pr. George's Hospital Revived--objections postponed approval of Bowie 100-bed facility

1021

Klein

Crackdown Is Yielding Results, Chief Ramsey Says--violent crimes down 18% July>Oct from last year

1022

Klein

Gunshot Sensors Give DC Police Jump on Suspects--"Shotspotters" network pinpoint gunfire in SE

1026

Alexander

Managers Say Staff Cuts Put DC Oak Hill Youth Center in Jeopardy--security compromised

1026

Klein

DC Police Web Site Offers Detailed Views of Criminal Activity--new system allows search by address!

1028

Sheridan

New US Capitol Police Chief Has 21 Years With Agency--crack force up 50% to 2300 since 2001!

   

NOVEMBER, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

     

1109

Dvorak

Classic Finish for Old Fire Station -- Tenleytown landmark gets upgrade (!) after battle with preservationists

1115

Editor

A National Priority -- Washington Hospital's mass disaster ER project vital for homeland security

1118

Klein

Sources Say DC Police Chief Ramsey to Step Down--replacement might come from outside DC force

1119

Partlow

Crime-Fighting Efforts Paying Off in Pr. George's -- bigger force, refocused beats curb illegal activity

1121

Editor

Good Chief Goes -- DC police department and the city are far better off because of Charles Ramsey

1121

Nakamura

Ramsey Ally Named Chief--Lanier to be 1st woman to permanently head DC police, hopes to fix morale

1121

Klein

Fenty's Pick for Police Chief Made Swift Ascent -- Commander Cathy Lanier is single mom workaholic

1127

Klein

New DC Police Chief to Focus on Crime Hot Spots -- community policing, collaboration stressed

     

DECEMBER, 2006

SAFETY AND JUSTICE

 
       

1201

Staff

US Prison Population Sets Record--2.2M in jail/prison, 4.8M,parole/probation, many young, black, male

1205

Milloy

Lanier Asks for Chance to Prove Herself as Chief--unlikely choice of young, blonde, woman causes stir

1219

Editor

Going Too Far--DC proposals to help 2000 offenders returning for jobs, housing yearly: don't seal records

1228

Klein

On the Way Out, DC Chief Gets Credit, Criticism--last day for longest-serving police chief in decades

1229

Staff

Security Chief to be Replaced--Police Chief won't keep Wilson as head of police assigned to DCPS

1231

Markon

Crashes Tied to Alcohol Decline--fatalities drop in area suburbs (99>68), but not in DC (up 11>18)


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