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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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Should Maryland DUI Offenders Be Required To Use An Ignition Interlock?

A Montgomery County police officer was struck and killed by a suspect drunk driver last year, prompting a push for stricter limits on DUI offenders.

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Baltimore Police To Start Wearing Body Cameras In May

Officials say the city is finalizing a $11.6 million contract with Taser International that includes 2,500 cameras and storage.

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Adding 'How Not To Get Shot' To Driver's Education Is Maryland Senator's Goal

Driver's education classes would teach students what to do and how to react if a police officer pulls them over under a bill making its way through the General Assembly.

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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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No Secret Police: Effort To Keep Virginia Officer Names Secret Fails In House

A much-publicized effort to shield the names of police officers from the public has been voted down unanimously in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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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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Renewed Push To Close The Guantanamo Military Prison

The Obama administration presents a plan to Congress for closing the Guantanamo detention center: The timeline, where the existing detainees would be transferred and the challenges of getting support for the proposal.

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