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Downcast eyes at the scene of the crime

I was in Miami a few weeks ago when my roommate in the District sent a link to a story from The Post: “Random act of violence claims man’s life.”On Jan. 19, Bill Mitchell was walking home after seeing a...

By Karl Wirsing, Washington  | February 18, 2011; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  D.C., crime  
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'It never leaves you'

Thank you for publishing the account of Halle Shilling [“Running for my life,” Outlook, Feb. 13]. There is a sisterhood of women who have experienced similar horrific events. My own terror came on a run in late September 1987, when...

By Audrey Rasmussen, Alexandria  | February 15, 2011; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  HotTopic, Virginia, crime  
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Take the politics out of parole for lifers

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget proposal this year calls for increasing the use of parole in Maryland. Given rising incarceration costs, this is a wise policy decision. Too many people who no longer pose a risk to public safety are being...

By W. Roland Knapp  | February 12, 2011; 9:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Maryland, crime  
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Going ballistic over a pea-shooter

The Feb. 2 Metro article “Va. student expelled for shooting pellets” stirred some old memories. When I was a student in New York in the 1950s, almost every boy had a similar “weapon” — they were called pea-shooters. A student...

By Richard Kennedy, Lorton  | February 7, 2011; 7:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Virginia, crime, education, schools  
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Don't rush to judge officers in Takoma Park standoff

I am happy to hear the police are going to review the shooting incident in the Takoma Park hostage standoff Friday. The possibility that the hostage, police officers, media, bank personnel, shoppers and others were at risk from rapid gunfire...

By Michael J. Bolton, Arlington  | February 2, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Rough waters for George Allen

It's no surprise that George Allen wants his Senate seat back. The question for him is whether he understands how much the political landscape has changed in Virginia since his disastrous reelection run in 2006. Republican insiders say that...

By Peter Galuszka  | January 26, 2011; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Two states, two approaches to guns, James Morris, Lovettsville , January 25, 2011
What are these weapons for?, Linda Haile, Winchester , January 25, 2011
Which part of Baltimore?, Clarence D. Long III, Warrenton , January 25, 2011
Why my Metro assault is a problem for all of us, Allen Haywood, Washington , January 21, 2011
Ham, mustard, chips, AR-15, Peter Galuszka , January 20, 2011
Push-back for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , January 19, 2011
Blame game in U-Md. student's death, Aaron Morrissey , January 18, 2011
When teachers are wrongly accused of sex abuse, William J. Cummings, Fairfax , January 12, 2011
Idaho Rep. puts Prince George's killings in D.C., Martin Austermuhle , January 10, 2011
Cast as a walk-on in 'security theater', Neil Spiller, Silver Spring , January 8, 2011
Siloed thinking and Metro's bag search policy , David Alpert , January 6, 2011
Stories of triumph over adversity, Diana Vaca, Alexandria , December 28, 2010
Virginia's death penalty ignominy, Herbert C. Puscheck, Alexandria , December 28, 2010
A fraud case McDonnell could have pursued, Peter Galuszka , December 20, 2010
The new immigration battleground, Peter Galuszka , December 15, 2010
Fenty the crime-fighter -- put in context, Aaron Morrissey , December 3, 2010
How curious: Cuccinelli vs. Stewart, Peter Galuszka , November 29, 2010
'Miracle' conviction or one more mistake?, Deirdre M. Enright and Matthew L. Engle, Charlottesville , November 27, 2010
How to keep guns out of criminals' hands, Daniel Webster, Baltimore , November 25, 2010
Tobacco corruption in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 24, 2010
Fair questions for the Fairfax police , Lisa M. Macey, Fairfax , November 19, 2010
Sink riverboat gambling in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 19, 2010
Let the black woman's pain be heard, M. E. Schertzer, Silver Spring , November 18, 2010
Legal immigrants face driver's license woes, Peter Galuszka , November 9, 2010
The crumbling case against the 'Norfolk Four', Margaret Edds, Richmond , November 6, 2010
Muslim Moms group shouldn't give up, washingtonpost.com editors , November 1, 2010
Overreactions starting to nonexistent Metro plot, David Alpert , October 29, 2010
Drug bust deja vu at Georgetown, Topher Mathews , October 27, 2010
Eric Cantor's layers of defense, Peter Galuszka , October 26, 2010
Georgetown's summer crime increase, Topher Mathews , October 19, 2010
He's BAAAAACK!, Peter Galuszka , October 5, 2010
A mistake that can't be undone, washingtonpost.com editors , September 27, 2010
Where D.C. gets its guns , Martin Austermuhle , September 27, 2010
What Virginia and Teresa Lewis have in common, washingtonpost.com editors , September 26, 2010
What a good tour guide knows, washingtonpost.com editors , September 24, 2010
Running into a hook-up space behind a D.C. school, washingtonpost.com editors , September 24, 2010
The courts got it right on Lewis, washingtonpost.com editors , September 22, 2010
Robert McDonnell's moral calculus, washingtonpost.com editors , September 21, 2010
Silence on the eve of an execution, washingtonpost.com editors , September 21, 2010
Virginia's elderly prisoners: Set them free, Mimi Verdonk , September 13, 2010
On a jury, but hardly a peer, washingtonpost.com editors , September 11, 2010
It's 1-1 for Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszk , August 30, 2010
Sexual assault in Georgetown echoes previous crimes, Aaron Morrissey , August 30, 2010
What are college heads doing on corporate boards?, Peter Galuszka , August 18, 2010
What a week for Ken Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , August 3, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 2010
What does the Arizona decision mean for Stewart?, Peter Galuszka , July 29, 2010
Will Va. catch up on fighting human trafficking?, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 23, 2010
Questions about a private jail for immigrants, Peter Galuszka , July 20, 2010
Virginia's 'separate reality' on handguns, Peter Galuszka , July 12, 2010
Talking points won't heal D.C.'s youth, washingtonpost.com editors , June 17, 2010
In Fairfax, two prison sentences escape logic, washingtonpost.com editors , June 7, 2010
Virginia's human trafficking problem, Peter Galuszka , June 1, 2010
In Virginia, a good first step to cut recidivism, washingtonpost.com editors , May 13, 2010
U-Va. slaying: Not about athletes or privilege, washingtonpost.com editors , May 10, 2010
Cuccinelli strikes again in JMU newspaper case, Peter Galuszka , April 28, 2010
Why locking up youths is bad policy, washingtonpost.com editors , April 27, 2010
Virginia, don't regress
on voting rights
, washingtonpost.com editors , April 15, 2010
How felons might vote, washingtonpost.com editors , April 15, 2010
Give judges discretion in drunk-driving cases , washingtonpost.com editors , April 8, 2010
'Coddling drunk drivers'? Not quite, washingtonpost.com editors , March 31, 2010
Facing reality in the Castillo case, washingtonpost.com editors , March 26, 2010
How can a jury get it so wrong?, washingtonpost.com editors , March 16, 2010
War abroad and violence at home, washingtonpost.com editors , March 10, 2010
Making Amber alerts work, washingtonpost.com editors , February 19, 2010
A less-than-informative Amber alert , washingtonpost.com editors , February 19, 2010
A double standard in Fairfax police shooting, washingtonpost.com editors , February 1, 2010
D.C. crime bill isn't a cure-all, washingtonpost.com editors , January 21, 2010
Virginia is right to limit felons' voting rights, washingtonpost.com editors , January 18, 2010
Misplaced crime priorities in D.C., washingtonpost.com editors , January 15, 2010
A New Threat to Victims of Domestic Violence, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
What Will Make a Better Adams Morgan, Vince Rinehart , June 25, 2009
Thoughts on the Holocaust Museum, Gina Acosta , June 11, 2009
Adams Morgan Is Helping Itself, Vince Rinehart , June 4, 2009
Needed: A Better Balance in Adams Morgan, Vince Rinehart , June 1, 2009
Wrong Way to Fight Gang Crime, Marisa Katz , May 24, 2009
Making Vandalism Pay, Marisa Katz , May 17, 2009
No Recession for Domestic Violence, Marisa Katz , May 8, 2009
Ruining a Protest, Marisa Katz , May 3, 2009
Does PG County Feel Safer?, Marisa Katz , February 4, 2009
 
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