so, how about that All Hands On Deck weekend?

So remember that All Hands on Deck weekend that was supposed to help deter crime around the DC area?

Yeah. Not so much.

From the Washington Post:

Most available officers were working the streets Friday to Sunday, making 481 arrests, many for minor offenses. Yet the city recorded two homicides, three sexual abuse cases, 31 robberies and 26 assaults over the three days — a total of 62 violent crimes, compared with 34 for the same three-day stretch last year.

Of the 481 arrests, made between 12:01 a.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Sunday — the time period for the “All Hands on Deck” effort — 119 arrests involved drug offenses, 101 were for traffic violations, 58 for disorderly conduct and 43 for prostitution. There was one arrest after a homicide, four in connection with robberies or carjackings, and 15 involving assaults.

Glad to see DC’s Finest out there protecting us from traffic violators. Makes the streets much safer to try to get away from all the murderers, rapists, and armed muggers.

11 Comments so far

  1. John (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 1:42 pm

    Remember how unimportant traffic arrests are next time an unlicensed driver hits your car and flees the scene. Also, what you fail to mention is how many gun arrests there were. For the two days, there were at least 15 arrests of people carrying handguns. I know because I made some of them.THOSE stop homicides. I don’t agree or like the AHOD initiatives, but don’t be so quick to bash your police.


  2. John (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 1:43 pm

    Remember how unimportant traffic arrests are next time an unlicensed driver hits your car and flees the scene. Also, what you fail to mention is how many gun arrests there were. For the two days, there were at least 15 arrests of people carrying handguns. I know because I made some of them.THOSE stop homicides. I don’t agree or like the AHOD initiatives, but don’t be so quick to bash your police.


  3. Don (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 2:15 pm

    Criticizing a big mobilization of officers to write traffic citations is very different from thinking traffic citations themselves are useless.


  4. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 3:53 pm

    I don’t think Tiff’s bashing police handling traffic offenders, but rather handling traffic offenders on a weekend that’s supposed to be about preventing crime, not traffic violations.

    I’m glad you made 15 arrests this weekend of potentially violent offenders with firearms. That’s a good thing. How come it was only 15?


  5. Don (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

    I wonder how many of those handgun arrests will be thrown out when the supreme refuse to examine the DC handgun ban and the lower court ruling is upheld?


  6. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

    The lower court ruling only really applies to the licensing process, not the law that says you have to have a license to carry a weapon. The arrests would probably hold.


  7. jenella (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 10:43 pm

    Do you even live in DC? Give me a break until you start paying taxes here. Then you can criticize. Otherwise stay in f’ing Virginia and be quiet. thanks.


  8. Tiffany (unregistered) on November 8th, 2007 @ 9:04 am

    I pay all kinds of taxes here- entertainment taxes, food and drink taxes, sales taxes, federal taxes which are used in part to fund the District… I mean, I suppose those of us who do not strictly claim residence within the District borders COULD start declining to spend any money in the District, and we COULD start lobbying our representatives to stop using our tax money on District appropriations, but that would just give people like you something ELSE to bitch about.

    This DC-martyr complex is old and tired.


  9. Don (unregistered) on November 8th, 2007 @ 10:31 am

    All you DC residents lost the right to trot out that tired "you don’t pay taxes here" bullshit when you decided to hang so much of the stadium funding on either direct federal funds (20M to renovate the metro stop that will service it, etc) or indirect (a utilities tax on federal offices).

    So every single person in the 50 states that pays income taxes owns some of your ass now. If you dislike that fact – as many of you who (quite reasonably) support the concept of home rule say you do – then maybe you should stop peddling said ass for federal bucks.


  10. janella (unregistered) on November 8th, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

    actually would be happy for you to take the new stadium to loudon county. please. and no one here is claiming martyrdom. who said that? defensive, aren’t we?. but if you want to just stay in va and keep your $$ local that would be a great statement about how you feel about dc. and va. and it would make life easier for those of us who live here.


  11. Don (unregistered) on November 8th, 2007 @ 3:32 pm

    Exactly what would be the right reaction to "Otherwise stay in f’ing Virginia and be quiet?"

    Unfortunately for you, Janella, your elected officials don’t seem to share your position on the stadium or our money, so perhaps you should try to elect some who more accurately reflect your position.



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