D.C. Crime Response Seen Having Political Edge A rash of crimes committed in Washington, D.C., leads city leaders to impose a 10 p.m. youth curfew and pump millions of dollars into police overtime. There have already been 15 homicides reported in July alone, and there's been a jump in robberies committed by young people.
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D.C. Crime Response Seen Having Political Edge

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D.C. Crime Response Seen Having Political Edge

D.C. Crime Response Seen Having Political Edge

D.C. Crime Response Seen Having Political Edge

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A rash of crimes committed in Washington, D.C., leads city leaders to impose a 10 p.m. youth curfew and pump millions of dollars into police overtime. There have already been 15 homicides reported in July alone, and there's been a jump in robberies committed by young people.

The city's mayor and council also adopted emergency legislation to install surveillance cameras in neighborhoods.

But some residents are questioning the motives behind the changes: Nine of the 13 city's council members are running for reelection in two months.