Monday, August 13, 2012

Local Links: It's a Crime

In this 2005 image a MPD officer pursues a suspect in from of 
1005 H Street (formerly Willpower Gym, and now slated to 
become a restaurant known as Mythology) 

WUSA9 reports that the men convicted in the 1984 rape and murder of Catherine Fuller will stay in prison. The crime was notorious, and held a place in the public imagination comparable to the Central Park jogger case in NYC. Those serving time for the crime sought to have their convictions overturned partly due to an alleged Brady violation. More coverage: NPR, NPR (background), Washington Post.

Washington Post: D.C. police measure up-and-coming neighborhoods (hint: crime types shift as an area gentrifies).

A reader named Caitlin Dewey responds to the above article on neighborhood safety by asking how safe people feel in certain neighborhoods. Take her survey here.

While you're at it you might check out this map of DC homicides from 2005-2011.

For a more recent (and very comprehensive) look at murders in DC, try Homicide Watch D.C.

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