Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Washington Post: It's 'Startling' How Many Arrests Aren't Prosecuted in D.C.
Spencer Brown / Townhall Tipsheet

As Townhall covered extensively earlier this spring, Washington, D.C.'s City Council attempted to force through a rewrite of the criminal code governing the nation's capital that would have lessened penalties, downgraded serious crimes, and changed how the city carried out justice. The liberal D.C. Council passed its overhaul, then Mayor Muriel Bowser, a Democrat, vetoed the measure. The D.C. Council, however, overrode Bowser's veto in a nearly unanimous vote. 

Congress, however, stepped in and used its authority to reject the new D.C. criminal code and — after botching his response to it and leaving more than 100 House Democrats out to dry on the vote — President Biden did not veto their resolution to strike down the D.C. Council's rewrite of the city's criminal code. 

Even though law and order advocates might have been heartened that the D.C. Council's attempt to reduce penalties was unsuccessful, it turns...Read more and see tweet here.

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