Let’s end the week with something from the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up file …
There has been an epidemic of burglaries in DC.
The DC police chief chalks it a change in criminals’ organization structure:
“We used to say that violence was neighborhood-based … now criminal street gangs are organized around armed robberies.
They’re involved in a high number of robberies and they don’t just do it in one neighborhood.”
In MBA-speak, they used to be organized geographically … now they’re organizing functionally.
Recognizing the problem, Mayor Muriel Bowser did the what mayors do ….
Mayor Bowser formed a task force, and staged an event to announce her bold move to the public.
But, the hoopla hit a bump in the road:
The DCist reports that: a news crew’s car was robbed while reporters covered the press conference.
According to ABC7 News reporter Stephen Tschida, thieves tore through the news vehicle and a culprit smashed a window out of the car and stole a cache of equipment.Tschida said the crime happened a few feet away from where the mayor and chief were speaking.
That, my friends, is not the way to kick-off a program …
Thanks to SMH for feeding the lead