Posts Tagged ‘juvenile crime’

Report: D.C. Youth Arrests at Lowest Level in a Decade

“When we focus wrongly on young people, it distracts us from real solutions to crime.”

Phil Mendelson Moves To Reform DYRS: Loose Lips Daily

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Good Morning. Finally, someone has stepped up on one of the city's biggest [...]

No Lesser Sentence for Juvenile Carjacker, Appeals Court Rules

The D.C. Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed the mandatory seven-year jail sentence of a convicted carjacker who was only 16 years old at the time of his offenses.
Court papers show that Juan Peterson, who was arrested alongside several other persons for "a series of armed carjackings," had pleaded guilty to one count of unarmed carjacking and another count of armed [...]

Two Dead, Three Injured In Clay Terrace Shooting

WaPo confirms two have died in the Clay Terrace shooting this afternoon.
5:51 p.m.: D.C. Police Department spokesperson Traci Hughes is not able to confirm that two teenagers have died. She says one has died from their injuries, the other is in critical condition.
5:39 p.m.: WJLA says two are dead. Lanier says that there were plenty [...]

Teenager Fatally Stabbed Near Target; Another Kid Stabbed With An Ice Pick

The Washington Post is reporting that yesterday afternoon, a teenager was fatally stabbed at 14th and Newton Streets NW. This is a particularly busy intersection with plenty of pedestrian foot traffic. There are tons of people either waiting at the bus stops along 14th Street or milling about businesses like Target, Sticky Fingers, Best Buy, [...]

Stop E-Mailing Peter Nickles: End The Witch Hunt

D.C. Police are sick of one teenage robbery suspect who has allegedly committed multiple crimes. The police department is so sick of this kid, they've got you all pissed off too. The police–OK, Third District Inspector Edward Delgado–wants you to email Peter Nickles to do who knows what to this kid. You want this thug [...]

Anacostia High Students Fight It Out

Five students were hospitalized this afternoon after a fight broke out at Anacostia High, according to a Washington Post account:
"Police said the violence was part of a series of disturbances today at Anacostia High School, on 16th Street SE. Three students suffered superficial cuts, apparently caused by a knife, one had an asthma attack, and [...]