Washington D.C Police Chief, Charles H. Ramsey declared a crime emergency on Tuesday. 14 people were killed in the first 11 days of July and two groups of tourists were robbed at gunpoint on the National Mall on Tuesday alone. What an embarassment this is. Our government thinks they can keep the peace in Baghdad, but our own capital is in a shambles. Maybe we should just leave the troops in Iraq… they are probably safer there.
What I personally find even more abominable is the fact that Congress is responsible for Washington. Unlike the 50 states, Washington D.C. is under direct control of the U.S. Congress. They have the power and responsibilty for keeping the city safe. Instead they are busy sending money to Iraq, discussing gay marriage, trying to build a wall along the Mexican border and trying to make sure nobody burns the flag. This is the greatest country in the world, and Washington should be the most beautiful, peaceful, safe city in the world. Instead it’s an embarrassment to the whole world. If we can’t keep our capital safe for tourists that want to experience the history, how can we POSSIBLY think we can police the rest of the world.
I challenge our Congress and elected representatives to put a stop to this NOW. Get of your collective behinds and clean up your capital, before more people are robbed, assaulted and murdered!!!!