Facing massive crime spree, Washington DC makes it easier for criminals to stay out of jail

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AMAC Exclusive – By Andrew Abbott

America’s capital city is set to become even more of a haven for criminals after the Washington, D.C., City Council resoundingly voted last week to override Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser’s veto of a bill slashing prison sentences and virtually stopping prosecution of many crimes. The overhaul of the criminal justice system is an ominous sign for the city as residents suffer through a dramatic spike in crimes like carjackings and robberies, along with the highest number of murders in decades.

The new law, officially called the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022, was billed to the public as a measure to fix “outdated language,” clarify “proportional penalties,” and “define crimes” in the district. The bill was sold by advocates as a way to “modernize” D.C.’s criminal code, which had not undergone a full overhaul in more than 100 years.

In reality, however, the bill is effectively a handbook of policies …

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