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Though They Fled For Safety, Salvadorans Still Fight Gang Scourge From Afar

Reporter Armando Trull returns to El Salvador to look at the continuing gang violence that has driven many Salvadorans to seek refuge in the D.C. area.

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Is A Police Tent Enough To Stop Crime?

A former D.C. police officer explains what worked during some of the city's most violent years, and what police can do today to get to the root causes of crime.
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How A Spike In Gun Violence Weighs On Residents Of Shaw, Woodland Terrace

D.C. recently marked a grim milestone: more murders in the first eight months of 2015 than all of 2014. But do residents feel less safe? We talk with people in some of the hardest-hit neighborhoods.

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Panel Begins To Shape Guidelines For Police Body Cameras In Maryland

The regulations address everything from when the devices should be turned on to what to do with dysfunctional cameras.
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Gun Violence In America

There are more gun-related deaths in America than in any other industrialized nation. We discuss what makes the U.S. different and why some hold out hope that change is possible.

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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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