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Thread: DC Town Hall Meeting on Public Safety

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    Any DC residents who are not going to be at the Manassas City Council meeting held, unfortunately, on the same night might find this of interest. It was scheduled before the VT murders.

    DC of course completly prohibits open carry, concealed carry and has banned handgun and ammunition possession for over 30 years.

    Perhaps there will be an opportunity for a pro-gun sentiment to be entered into the "discussion". I've been surprised at the high volume and high profile of pro-gun statements being made since the VT massacre.

    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT: Jason J. Shedlock
    April 11, 2007
    Phone: (202) 724-8779
    Fax: (202) 724-8099

    Theme for the citywide session is "Make Public Safety a Community Affair."

    (Washington, DC) Councilmember Phil Mendelson (At-Large) recently announced that he is holding a Town Hall Meeting to address a wide spectrum of issues related to crime in the District of Columbia. Members of the public are invited to join Mendelson and a number of officials who are slated to make brief presentations and
    answer questions on topics ranging from crime prevention to prosecution, and detention to rehabilitation.

    The Town Hall will be held on Monday, April 23rd at Ward Memorial A.M.E. Church from 6:30 until 8:30 pm. Located at 241 42nd Street, NE, Ward Memorial is accessible via the Benning Road stop on Metrorail's Blue Line and is also accessible via the V7, U2, and W4 Metrobusses.

    Confirmed guests at the Town Hall are: Chief of Police Cathy Lanier, DC Attorney General Linda Singer, US Attorney Jeffery Taylor, and Devon Brown, Director of the Department of Corrections. Also invited are representatives from the DC Superior Court, Public Defender Service, Pretrial Services Agency, Bureau of
    Prisons, and the Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA).

    "I urge the residents of the District to join me at this Town Hall and take advantage of this opportunity to air their concerns and get straight answers to their questions on public safety-related issues," stated Mendelson. "Not often are all of the key players in one place at the same time, and no issue is too large or
    too small when it comes to making our neighborhoods safer places to live, work, play, and learn."

    Currently serving in his third term as At-Large Councilmember, Phil Mendelson is also Chairman of the Council's Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. For more information, visit:

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    Interesting that all the government agencies that have failed the people of DC so miserably are the ones invited.

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