The Washington Post reports that after a recent spike in murders, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser will ask the D.C. Council “to expand law enforcement powers to make it easier for officers to search individuals on parole or probation and immediately detain anyone found in violation of the terms of release.”
The murder tally in our nation’s capitol is curreny at 103. By comparision, there was a grand total of 105 murders in Washington D.C. in all of 2014.
The D.C. murder numbers are the latet example of a trend Breitbart News has previously reported on of sky-high murder rates in Democrat-controlled cities that are being attributed to the “Ferguson Effect” that the Washington Post described as “officers pulling back on tough enforcement because of the intense focus on police-involved shootings like the one that killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., last year.”
Baltimore recently added a cadre of Federal agents to its police force to help combat its soaring murder rate in the wake of Baltimore’s race riots earlier this year.
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson took to Twitter to express his confusion over why the high number of murders would lead to greater police presence in D.C.:
For why? https://t.co/gMw3K4lw0W
— deray mckesson (@deray) August 26, 2015