Doctors and police warn there is nationwide surge in crime and overdoses related to synthetic cannabinoids. The illegal street drugs often make users violently psychotic. A discussion on the health risks, national trends and challenges to medical professionals and law enforcement.
Kojo sits down with community leaders long familiar with D.C.'s deadly crime cycles to find out what's fueling the city's surge in homicides and what's being done at the community level to stanch the bloodshed.
A man wanted in connection with the Aug. 21 shooting aboard a Metrobus in Southeast D.C. has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, police said. Police said the suspect and the victim were friends.
At a gathering outside the Salvadoran Embassy, pipes played and people expressed a desire for unity in the Central American nation, which is on track to become the most murderous country in the world this year.
D.C. — like many cities across the country — has seen a rise in violent crime this year. D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie said on The Politics Hour this Friday that he plans to hold public hearings on the matter.
D.C.'s mayor and police chief another violent week. Baltimore officials approve a $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray. And Metro aims to hire consultants for a top-to-bottom overhaul.
Part 3 of Armando Trull's series: El Salvador’s poor are getting caught in the middle of a deadly free-for-all between gangs intent on holding their positions and police forces that show unchecked aggression.
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