Monday, July 31, 2006
From USATODAY.com: Citing increasing concerns about violent crime, D.C. law enforcement authorities are convening a national summit in D.C. next month to deal with sudden spikes in homicides, robberies and assaults.
Local police officials and municipal authorities from more than a dozen cities, including Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Louisville, Charlotte and Boston will meet Aug. 30 in Washington, where the mayor and police chief recently declared a "crime emergency."
"What we've seen happen in the past year across this country deserves all of our attention," said Charlotte Police Chief Darrel Stephens, referring to the first significant jump in homicides and other major crimes in more than a decade. "We need to get a better sense of what is going on."
Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]