Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Criminals Commute Too

Apparently it is not just lawyers and lobbyists who come into D.C. from Virginia and Maryland. Clearly since the FBI has pulled much of its anti-gang efforts from D.C., the gangs have found the city a good place to do their business. This goes back to the issues of wasting the D.C. police's time doing Federal government work (escorting officials around town and proving securitiy for events) as well as the inability to tax the residents of VA and MD that work in D.C. Of course the D.C. police could be doing a better job, but the article does mention changes they are making.

"Police said officers in an unmarked vehicle saw the shooting and later arrested Franklin Gomez, 29, a Hyattsville man believed to be a member of Mara R. About 7 p.m. Monday, gunmen in a vehicle with North Carolina license plates shot four men in the Nehemiah Center strip mall at 14th and Chapin, killing Erlin Noe Gutierrez, 22, of Rockville." D.C. Fears Upsurge in Gang Feuds

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