DC Mayor Bowser to Face Probe Over Rise in Violent Crime

Street Sense from Washington, DC, United States, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

House Oversight Committee recently sent a letter to Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser regarding the recent spike in violent crime across the Capital. House Oversight Committee ranking member James Comer is leading the effort to investigate Bower’s administration and its refusal to address the growing issues in the city.

Fox News reports:

“As violent crime and homelessness have increased at an unchecked rate throughout the city, your administration seems to have given up trying to prevent the District from falling into a state of chaos,” the lawmakers wrote.

“The message coming from your office regarding the future role of, and funding for, the city’s police is contributing to the decline,” the lawmakers continued. “As the committee of jurisdiction for all matters involving the District of Columbia, House Committee on Oversight and Reform Republicans request information regarding this dangerous trend in the nation’s capital.”

The lawmakers pointed out that D.C. “is expected to meet or exceed the 16-year high” of homicides that was set just last year and noted that violent crime, including “scooter-related” drive-by shootings, as well as homelessness, are exploding across the city.

“Earlier this year, residents of Mount Vernon Square wrote to the U.S. Park Police requesting homeless encampments be removed, pointing to various criminal and sanitary violations from the inhabitants,” the letter reads. “The request to remove the encampment was denied, and the District’s homeless population grows.”

Carjackings and homicide rates are spiking across the nation’s capital, the House Oversight Committee is requesting a briefing on the issues to better understand how to address the problem moving forward.


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Oldclimber
Oldclimber
1 year ago

When “discussing” governmental malfeasance three factors are decidedly against any honest discussion. The first factor is minority race, the second is female sex, and the third is Demorat. Bowser is the trifecta.

Richard
1 year ago

Did anyone expect a different outcome from a Demonrat run city?

Stephen Weiss
1 year ago
Reply to  Richard

absolutely no different than Chicago or Seattle……Democrat, Female Mayors……..and the City turns to lawlessness and crime ridden. and THAT IS A FACT…but, then people deserve exactly what they vote for, so I have no pity for the residents of those cities……you earned it, I’m happy for you.

Daniel Rhoads
1 year ago

Welcome to “DEFUND THE POLICE” in Washington, D.C.!!!! Are they afraid of being a murder victim from their own Democrat Party policies????????????????

Lisa
Lisa
1 year ago

I can’t believe anyone would vote for this loser Bowser. Anything I have ever seen regarding her shows she is totally unqualified and like all liberals ran what was left of this city into the ground.

H. D.
H. D.
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa

She’s Black, Female, and Democrat, someone with those characteristics does not have to be in the least bit competent.

joe snot
joe snot
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa

Democrats don’t need votes, they use fraud.

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

Well look at that. The dems have turned the nation’s capital into a murderous sh☆thole. Just like the dems have done to New York, Chicago, L.A., & Portland.

F F Tramutola Jr.
F F Tramutola Jr.
1 year ago

Bowser is a commie bitch. Party to Pelosi insurrection plot. Police defunder. Election fraud participant. BLM funder.

Val
Val
1 year ago

If a “probe”it is being lead by the Democrats, the answer will be send DC more money. Why bother with the probe?

Cher
Cher
1 year ago

How about all the cities with crime. Not just DC

krtinec
krtinec
1 year ago

No surprise there she doe’s know how to run anything.

Robert W
1 year ago

Democrat-run city, need I say more????

Chuckles47
Chuckles47
1 year ago

INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW:

SINCE…. governments were FORMED BY THE PEOPLE to see to the day to day NEEDS of the community, the PRIMARY OBLIGATION/DUTY OF the government is to ENSURE SAFE STREETS FOR THE PEOPLE 24/7/365

Anything less is a CRIME AGAINST THE PEOPLE by the ’employees’ of said government.

There is NO LOGICAL EXCUSE for THE PEOPLE to be obligated to PAY FOR THE FAILURES OF THE EMPLOYEES TO PERFORM THEIR OBLIGATED DUTIES!

They hired on to do a job and if they FAIL, OR REFUSE to do the job they were hired for do OWNERS OF A COMPANY SUE THE COMPANY THEY OWN FOR DAMAGES?

Show me the logic….

Passing ‘laws’ to PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE PEOPLE is a non-starter and BLATANTLY UNENFORCEABLE under any pretense of ‘law’.

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