U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., was assaulted and robbed in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, her office confirmed. Meng, 38, was walking to her Washington apartment after having dinner with a friend when an attacker hit her in the back of the head and stole her handbag as she fell to the ground, according to a [...]

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TTAPR on November 22nd, 2013

Police say they are investigating the two women punched in the head in Columbia Heights on Thursday and Friday as simple assaults. But the victims wonder if they were targets of the Knockout game. It’s a game being played by teens in some cities where groups of people attack innocent victims, with the intention of [...]

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David Muhammad has a checkered past in Juvenile Justice where NY and CA Juvenile Justice Departments are picking up DC and Maryland Juvenile Justice rejects in what amounts to a revolving door of incompetent administrators. Here’s the past story: In 2010 DC Mayor Adrian Fenty fired the head of the DC’s juvenile rehabilitation agency under [...]

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The family of a Catholic University student who was gunned down in Petworth is suing the District for $20 million in a wrongful-death suit. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in D.C., alleges that the accused shooter was a juvenile criminal offender who was in the custody of the city’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation [...]

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TTAPR on November 3rd, 2011

At least six people were shot on Halloween night in the District, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. One of them, a juvenile shot in Georgetown at about 11 p.m., is in critical condition, according to NBC Washington. The boy was shot in the head while on the 2800 block of M Street NW. Earlier [...]

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Officer will need surgery to repair the broken bones in his face. Claims New Beginnings Correctional Facility is Unsafe. Sylvester Young had been a DC Correctional Officer for nearly 22 years without injury. His assignments included tours in the Oak Hill maximum prison for youth in Laurel, Maryland. More recently he was working midnights, patrolling [...]

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D.C. youth corrections officers were dispatched to Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport on Sunday afternoon to pick up a city teen who is facing assault charges and has a history of escaping from authorities. But they arrived 15 minutes late. By the time they got there, Brandon Sparrow, 18, had run, making quick work of the [...]

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Juvenile arrests have skyrocketed in the District this year, and city officials are bracing for the hot Washington summer when teens have extra time on their hands. The number of children under 18 arrested and charged with violent crimes — homicide, rape and aggravated assault — has risen 10 percent this year compared with last [...]

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Another D.C. teen in the District’s custody found dead in Prince George’s County late Friday.  The youth was a ward of the District’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (aka DC’s Juvenile Justice). Michael Chamberlin, 17, was found dead Friday April 22, 2011. Chamberlin was a ward of the city’s juvenile-justice system, according to agency sources who talked [...]

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TTAPR on December 2nd, 2010

A 16-year-old boy in the care of the city’s juvenile-justice agency was fatally shot in Northwest Washington on Tuesday – part of a vicious spurt of youth crime and violence in the District this week. Prince Okorie was placed at a shelter licensed by the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) on Nov. 9, [...]

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