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Suspect's Brothers Filmed 'Unprovoked' Attack On Prince George's Police Station

A Prince George's County police officer was killed by friendly fire Sunday, in an "unprovoked" engagement with an armed assailant outside a police station in suburban Maryland.

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New Efforts To Extend Statutes Of Limitations For Sexual Crimes

To help rape victims seek justice, some states are changing laws to allow prosecution decades later. But criminal defense attorneys say this will lead to the conviction of innocent people. Diane Rehm talks with a panel of guests about the debate over extending statutes of limitations for sexual assault.

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Death By Electric Chair: Virginia's Back-Up Or The New Norm?

Virginia is one of eight states to allow death by electrocution. Now, the option will become the default if lethal injections drugs are unavailable.

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Answers Sought After Prince George's Officer Shot Dead Near Police Station

A police officer was shot and fatally wounded on Sunday afternoon outside the Prince George's County police headquarters in what is being described as an "unprovoked attack."

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Juvenile Justice: Crime, Punishment And Reform

We talk with the former head of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services in the District - and current head of the Justice Policy Institute - about what works when it comes to keeping kids and young adults away from crime.

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A Local Demand For Information About Federal Prosecution Of D.C. Crime

Kojo chats with a local neighborhood leader in D.C. who's on a mission to learn more about how the U.S. Attorney's pursues criminal cases in the nation's capital.

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D.C. Murder Rate Returning To Pre-2015 Levels, Police Chief Says

After last year's spike in homicides, killings in D.C. are back down to a more familiar level so far this year, Chief Cathy Lanier said Friday.

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The Politics Hour - March 4, 2016

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.

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Metro Police To Deploy More Officers After Spate Of High-Profile Crimes

Metro is hiring private security guards to pick up certain tasks — like guarding transfers of money — so that an additional 17 transit cops can be freed up to patrol railcars, platforms, and buses.

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Youth Program Points To Ways D.C. Can Be 'Far More Creative' Against Crime

While D.C lawmakers consider anti-crime proposals that would treat street violence like a public-health problem, there's at least one such program already in effect — and it has the blessing of D.C.'s top prosecutor.

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