The DMV is full of passionate people. We have so much love for our city and always strive to make it better. To kick off a 95 day initiative, we turned off the music and started “Yo Listen Up” for one night.
What’s “Yo Listen Up?” It’s simple.
Stopping the music and we’re starting a conversation. We’re kicking off ’95 Days of Peace.’
On a list of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country, 4th and Atlantic in Southeast came in at No. 22, two students from Ballou High School were injured when a gunman opened fire at a shopping plaza nearby and the National Zoo was shut down on Easter Monday when two teenagers were shot outside the gates.
This needs to stop.
So, this is where we call to you, WPGC listeners. Join the conversation, get involved and check in at 6 p.m. tonight to help discuss ways to fix this.
We know the problems, now it’s time to fix it.
We will bring community leaders and activists into the studio to start the conversation.
Let’s band together, DMV. It all starts with you.
Here are some stats:
– According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the citywide homicide rate is 39 for this year (2014); and 104 homicides for 2013 as of May 7, 2014,
– This year alone, there are 27 unsolved homicide cases in the District.
– In 2012, there were 88 homicides in the city, 26 of them in Ward 8.