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Daily News Clips - November 16, 2017

Summary

Several overnight shootings in D.C. have left one person dead and at least three other people injured. The deadly shooting was reported just after 7 p.m. Wednesday on the 5200 block of Just Street in the Northeast. A woman was pronounced dead on the scene. Police do not have a motive in this shooting and have no suspect information at this time. 27 gunshots were apparently fired at this crime scene. • An alleged assault and robbery at the Anacostia Metro station in Southeast D.C. has one commuter calling on Metro authorities to do more for rider safety. The woman, who did not want to be identified out of fear for her own safety, told FOX 5 the incident happened Tuesday at around 12:30 p.m. She reported two men ran by her and up to an elderly man. She saw them punch the man, who fell face first on the ground, and rob him before running away.

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Crime Updates

Fox5DC: 1 dead, several injured after violent night in the District “Several overnight shootings in D.C. have left one person dead and at least three other people injured. The deadly shooting was reported just after 7 p.m. Wednesday on the 5200 block of Just Street in the Northeast. A woman was pronounced dead on the scene. Police do not have a motive in this shooting and have no suspect information at this time. 27 gunshots were apparently fired at this crime scene.”

Fox5DC: Witness: Elderly man assaulted, robbed at Anacostia Metro station bus stop “An alleged assault and robbery at the Anacostia Metro station in Southeast D.C. has one commuter calling on Metro authorities to do more for rider safety. The woman, who did not want to be identified out of fear for her own safety, told FOX 5 the incident happened Tuesday at around 12:30 p.m. She reported two men ran by her and up to an elderly man. She saw them punch the man, who fell face first on the ground, and rob him before running away.”

Washington Post: D.C. police release video of person of interest in double fatal shooting last summer “D.C. police are seeking help identifying a person in connection with a double fatal shooting that occurred in July near Sherman Circle in Northwest Washington. Authorities released a video that shows a young man in a white shirt and dark shorts talking to two other men. There is some audio, though much of it is unintelligible.”

Washington Post: Videos of robbers on D.C.-area subway and bus alarm a judge: ‘You didn’t care’ “The four men crowded close to a 23-year-old, sitting on the Red Line Metro train during the evening rush hour as it headed into the Wheaton station. They suddenly grabbed him, punched him, and yanked credit cards from his pocket as horrified passengers looked on.”

Public Safety Updates

NBC Washington: Residents Express Concern About Deadly Shootings in DC “Three deadly shootings in four days and all of it happening last week along the same high-traffic area in the District.”

NBC Washington: Justice Department Threatens to Cut Federal Funds to DC Over Immigration “The U.S. Justice Department is threatening the District of Columbia and 28 other states and jurisdictions with a loss of millions of dollars in federal crime-fighting funds. The Justice Department says in a new letter to the local governments that they have so-called sanctuary city policies that may undercut federal immigration enforcement.”

Fox5DC: Trials for Inauguration Day protesters highlight social media privacy concerns “Nearly 200 people were arrested on Inauguration Day after protests broke out in downtown Washington D.C. Nearly 10 months later, jury selection began in the first of many trials that will take place in response to those arrests.”

Washington Post: With deadline quickly approaching, D.C. provides few details on who will run public hospital “Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s administration declined to give a public update Wednesday on progress it has made toward securing a new operator for the District’s long-troubled only public hospital.”

Mayor and City Council

Washington Post: House tax plan faces bipartisan backlash over repeal of development incentives “Like much of the machinery of government, the provisions in question are esoteric and scarcely noticed when working as intended. But threats to eliminate them have stirred a backlash among local officials, who say they’re needed to fund housing and infrastructure projects that would not otherwise be commercially viable.”

Washington Post: Ward 6 council member Charles Allen faces two challengers “Lisa Hunter, a Capitol Hill resident who works at a local health-care firm, is challenging incumbent Ward 6 D.C. Council member Charles Allen in the 2018 Democratic primary. Her platform includes expanding the city’s already generous family leave law and boosting constituent services.”

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Posted November 16 2017 at 10:01 AM by DC Police Union News | Permanent Link

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