Crime frustrations fuel recall effort for second D.C. Council member

From The Washington Times: Another D.C. Council member is being targeted in a recall effort launched by constituents who say lawmakers who supported police cutbacks and sentencing reforms set the stage for the city’s ongoing crime crisis.

A petition to recall council member Brianne Nadeau, Ward 1 Democrat, was filed after organizers said she has been “at the forefront” of the District’s ongoing crime wave that’s seen major increases in killings, carjackings and robberies.

“In 2021, Brianne voted to defund the police by $15 million, which has left the Metropolitan Police Department dramatically undermanned,” a missive on the Recall Nadeau campaign’s website reads. “Last year, Brianne ignored the pleas of Mayor Muriel Bowser, the MPD, and thousands of her constituents when she passed legislation that reduced penalties on violent criminals including repeat offenders convicted of gun crimes, violent assaults, and carjackings.”

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