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Latest Brishell Jones Items
Five men convicted of a series of retaliatory shootings in March 2010 that killed five and injured another nine people in Southeast Washington were handed lengthy prison terms Tuesday, with three of the men sentenced to life in prison with no opportunity for release.
A D.C. Council committee approved legislation Tuesday to increase the monitoring of troubled youths, fast-tracking the measure on the same day that five young men went on trial for a mass shooting in Southeast that prompted the bill.
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The person accused in the killing that sparked the "South Capitol Street Massacre" last year was released from jail two days before the death and was under the control of two D.C. agencies but had yet to report for electronic monitoring, court records show.
The 2010 killing of 16-year-old Brishell Jones and two other youths in the so-called "South Capitol Street Massacre" were the result of "gross negligence, racial discrimination and indifference" by D.C. government officials and agencies, according to a lawsuit filed recently in D.C. Superior Court.
D.C. charter school and youth advocates voiced opposition Thursday to portions of a bill that would require teachers to screen students for behavioral health problems and more quickly refer truant students to the court system.
A D.C. council member introduced ambitious legislation to stem truancy among youth and recognize behavioral issues that could lead to violence one year after several youths were gunned down in front of a house on South Capitol Street.