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D.C. Police Officers Vote No-Confidence On Chief Cathy Lanier

D.C. police officers voted no-confidence in Police Chief Cathy Lanier over the weekend, expressing frustration over her eight-year tenure and recent moves she has taken to stem the increase in crime across the city.
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In Midst Of Crime Spike, D.C. Police Union Calls No-Confidence Vote On Lanier

The union says the no-confidence vote against Police Chief Cathy Lanier will express officers' displeasure with her management of the force during the citywide crime spike.
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Shooting Of Journalists Prompts Renewed Debate About Gun Control In Virginia

Details were still emerging about the killing of two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, Wednesday when Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe starting calling for gun control.
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Black Lives Matter Protesters Interrupt Bowser's Anti-Crime Announcement

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s news conference to announce an anti-crime strategy was disrupted by Black Lives Matter activists on Thursday.
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LISTEN: Gang Power Inside And Outside of Prisons In El Salvador

In his latest update from Central America, WAMU 88.5's Armando Trull discusses navigating dangerous gang-controlled areas, the situation in local prisons and the complexity of El Salvador's problems in general.

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Slain TV Reporter, Cameraman Were Team Working On Careers

Alison Parker and Adam Ward were in their twenties and had both found love at WDBJ in Roanoke.

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Unlikely Allies Promote Criminal Justice Reform

The push for criminal justice reform has created an unusual alliance that includes both President Obama and the billionaire Koch brothers. We explore what they'd both like to change in federal and state sentencing laws.

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Reporter, Cameraman Killed By Shooter During Live Interview In Virginia

A reporter and cameraman for a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, were reportedly killed by an active shooter during a live TV interview this morning, according to CBS News.
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What Should Metro Do When A Bus Route Regularly Comes Under Attack?

When stray bullets and rocks are regularly directed toward Metrobuses in one neighborhood, what is to be done? Metro first bypassed three stops before announcing a new strategy Tuesday.

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LISTEN: Gang Violence Drives Desperation In El Salvador

Violence has driven thousands of Central American immigrants to cross U.S. borders in recent years. WAMU 88.5's Armando Trull returns to San Salvador to explore the continued violence there and how it might affect Salvadorans in our communities.

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