The House will take up a bill next week to overturn a reckless law passed by the DC Council that reduces punishments for violent crimes. Hello, as we reported last week, crime is surging in DC and they are lowering the penalties.
Part of the recent DC crime spree was the direct consequences of lockdowns.
“With the spike, we have seen an increase of juvenile offenders,” the chair of the city’s carjacking tax force recently said. “COVID certainly contributed to that, the lack of school, the lack of accountability. Parks and Rec took a huge hit. Their programs weren’t up and running.”
The collapse of public safety in DC is an important issue for Congress because Americans should feel safe when they visit their national capital and petition the government for a redress of grievances.