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The camera rebate program was part of @MayorBowser's terrible, unconstitutional, 2015 "crime bill" that was folded into the #NEARact. Since the Act passed in 2016, they have funded 10,000 surveillance cameras. In that same time, here's where other NEAR Act progrmas stand. THREAD
Office of Neighborhood Safety & Engagement:
•funded 10/1/17
•still no website, flyers or ways to contact violence interrupters
•not fully staffed
•"hoping" to START serving HALF the people required in July
•didn't produce required report in Jan '18…
Office of Violence Prevention & Health Equity:
•does not exist as its own office as required
•put it in pre-existing Offc. of Health Equity in @_DCHealth, which does not have a violence prevention focus…
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Thank you @EricFlackTV @wusa9 @charlesallen for confirming what we’ve been saying for years. @ChiefNewsham @DCPoliceDept @DCPoliceUnion @USAO_DC @SafeDC @MayorBowser are #GUILTY

#StopMPD #StopFOP #NoNewMPD #DivestFromPolice #DisarmThePolice
#BlackLivesMatter #BrownLivesMatter
# of people killed by police in 2018: 264
Police officer isn’t in the top 10 most dangerous jobs.
Roofer: 4x more dangerous
Sanitation worker: 3.5x
Truck driver: 1.8x…

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#THREAD on @ChiefNewsham‘s announcement this morning on the @DCPoliceDept‘s investigation into the killing of #TerrenceSterling on 9/11/16… 1/
2/ First, credit to @DCPoliceDept‘s Use of Force Review Board for recommending to #FireBrianTrainer. It’s the best outcome the DC gov can provide and we’re glad it’s happened. But we still have some questions, like…
3/ When did the Use of Force Review Board conclude its investigation and/or determine that Terrence's murder was "an unjustified shooting?"
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