Washington, D.C., To Reduce Penalties For Burglaries, Carjackings, Robberies

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At a glance

  • The D.C. Council is expected to take the first of two votes Tuesday on a massive rewrite of its criminal code. If passed, the bill would eliminate most mandatory minimum sentences, allow for jury trials in almost all misdemeanor cases and reduce the maximum penalties for offenses such as burglaries, carjackings and robberies.
  • Assume that there’ll be a lot more burglaries, carjackings and robberies.
  • Not to mention public urination.

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