Articles tagged: Crime


Combating crime requires conscious, community-oriented solutions

Amid a spike in violent crime in D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser released her new public safety legislation, called the Addressing Crime Trends (ACT) Now Act, on Oct. 23. This editorial... Read more


D.C.-ATF partnership aims to reduce climbing homicide rates

Mayor Muriel Bowser, Police Chief Robert Contee, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a new partnership to reduce the number of illegal guns in D.C.,... Read more


D.C. police claim Georgetown football player helped orchestrate fatal robbery

The Georgetown senior wide-receiver who was arrested late last month on the charge of first-degree murder while armed, Dijon Williams, was involved with a robbery that led to the killing... Read more


Sharp D.C. homicide spike as total crime rates go down

In early July, D.C.’s homicide rate gained attention as the murder count for the District exceeded 100 people. That number was 23 percent higher than the homicide count in D.C.... Read more


14 Years Later, Man Sentenced for Sexual Assault Near Campus

Benjamin Filoberto Paz, 54, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on April 9 for sexually assaulting a Georgetown student in her townhouse in February 2004. Paz, a Maryland native,... Read more


Hidden Hegemony: The Twisted Narratives of “American Carnage”

Over the course of the transition period and during the preliminary days of his presidency, Donald Trump has maintained much of the rhetoric that propelled him to the White House.... Read more


Plea Flicker: Serving Justice to the NFL’s Early Season Culprits

September was an interesting month for our nation and world. The pope visited, the Speaker of the House decided to step down, and heartbreaking stories of the European refugees were... Read more


The DNA dilemma: Trading privacy for some peace of mind

Have you seen the movie Zodiac? It’s a true story about the search for a serial killer who terrorized Los Angeles during the ‘60s and ‘70s. What sets it apart... Read more