Activists Rally against Mayor’s Anti-Crime Bill

Local activist groups in the District have denounced Mayor Bowser’s Anti-Crime Bill and say it’s not only unconstitutional and racist, but believe it would result in the displacement of native Washingtonians. The Rev. Graylan Hagler, senior pastor of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Northeast, believes that the content of the bill reflects an “erosion of human rights.”
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Citizens Leery of Mayor’s Criminal Justice Proposals

October 28, 2015 WI Webstaff 0

Trayon White said he has family members and friends who are ex-offenders who he said he believes would be harassed and targeted under the mayor’s proposal for warrantless searches of ex-offenders. DCCrime photo2. Scores gathered outside of City Hall and later appeared before the City Council to voice their opposition to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposals to combat crime, which included body cameras worn by police. The footage, however, would not available to the public.
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D.C. Kicks Off Non-Violence Awareness EventsPartnership Forged with Local, National Leaders

Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), led by co-chairs Stephanie E. Myers and Del. Daun S. Hester (D-Virginia), along with Benjamin L. Crump, president of the National Bar Association, assembled on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest on Friday, Oct. 9, to kick off events related to the 2015 National Week of Non-Violence [read more…]

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