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Inside the deal: How the DC Council passed its emergency crime bill

Violent crime is on the rise in DC. Meanwhile, city officials have been at odds over how to address spikes in homicides and gun violence for much of 2023. But last week, the D.C. Council passed a number of crime bills with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s blessing. Ward 2 Council Member Brooke Pinto ushered in the new set of bills. She comes on the show to talk about this legislation, how it will make the city safer and what her plans are for future crime legislation.

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