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D.C. Gang Members Indicted In Homeless Beatings

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Nine alleged gang members have been indicted in beatings that D.C. police say targeted the homeless and other vulnerable people, according to the Associated Press. The charges were filed yesterday against members of a street crew that called themselves "Show Out," according to Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

The group is accused of attacking homeless people on the streets, including some who were sleeping, as well as people who they perceived to be weaker and those who were distracted, Lanier told AP.

The beatings occurred earlier this year in popular areas of the city, including Chinatown, Adams Morgan and Foggy Bottom. The group is also accused of orchestrating "flash mob robberies."

 

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