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Community Meeting Regarding Crime & Violence in Spring/Perry/Parkwood Area


Double Homicide in the 1400 Block of Parkwood Place, NW


This community notice came to us from Gwendolyn Crump:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a double homicide that occurred in the 1400 block of Parkwood Place, NW. 


Does The D.C. Police Department Pay Enough Attention To This Issue?

Does The D.C. Police Department Pay Enough Attention To This Issue?

This is an issue that is often discussed in D.C., and I figured why not bring it up again?

Tires are stolen off of locked up bicycles at a fairly regular rate here in the nation's capital, and it never seems to stop.

We want to know how you feel about the problem via the poll below:


Columbia Heights Resident Says Four Of Her Friends Have Been Killed In Past Several Months

Meet Jasmine Hermonstine.

Jasmine is a 20-year-old mother who lives with her 7-month-old daughter on 11th Street in Columbia Heights.  She says she has had four friends killed in the past several months, in various incidents.

Watch the video above to see what Jasmine had to say about her loved ones being killed, how it makes her feel, and how she is going about life with her baby girl after these tragic events. 

Fourth DC Youth Who Escaped South Carolina Has Been Captured

This story comes to us from Reggie Sanders:

Washington, DC -- The DC Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) announced that a youth under the agency’s supervision who escaped from a South Carolina placement center on April 20th was taken back into custody by the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force today without incident.  The task force is made up of several state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and the United States Marshals Service. 


VITAP/Creating Solutions Together Launches its Youth Violence Intervention Movement in DC

This community forum comes to us from Carmona Ross:

Good afternoon,    

Please join Columbia Heights Shaw Family Strengthening Collaborative next Friday, March 11, 2011 at 10 a.m., as we launch our Creating Solutions Together Youth Violence Intervention and Prevention Movement.  

The launch of this youth violence reduction movement will be held at the Thurgood Marshall Center, located at 1816 12th St. NW, DC.  

Columbia Heights Shaw Family Strengthening Collaborative has received three years of federal funding to assist with strengthening and improving youth violence intervention and prevention strategies in DC.  Come learn about how you can be a part of a movement to reduce and eventually end youth violence in DC!    

Eleven Alleged MS-13 Members Indicted on Racketeering And Other Charges in Series of Violent Crimes

This story comes to us from the United States Attorney’s Office:

        Eleven alleged MS-13 members have been indicted on federal racketeering and other charges for various violent crimes throughout the Washington, D.C. area, including murders, assaults and other attacks aimed at eliminating rival gangs.


           The indictments were unsealed yesterday, Wednesday, February 9, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. They were announced by Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., Executive Associate Director James Dinkins of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).