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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

DC Declares Crime Emergency

A rash of brutal murders has caused the District police to declare a crime emergency. I hope this will make the DC Council focus on the basic government service of protecting its citizens from getting murdered. What unsettled me most about the Georgetown murder is that immediately the police knew whom to arrest as the same guys were suspects in other hold-ups. Why didn't they bring them in earlier?

A view of Washington as A Clockwork Orange is here. For a libertarian view on how ridiculous it is that we need to declare an emergency to get the police to be responsive check this out.