There aren’t many things that people agree on in Washington, D.C. But as our nation’s capital experiences a crime crisis like no other, there is one thing that is bringing people from both sides of the aisle together: a proposal by the D.C. City Council. Despite the Mayor’s veto, the D.C. City Council passed the Revised Criminal Code Act, a dangerous bill that would embolden criminals, dramatically increase crime and violence, and render police officers in the District of Columbia virtually powerless to adequately police the city and keep its residents and visitors safe.
The RCCA eliminates mandatory minimum sentences for all crimes, drastically reduces the maximum penalties for crimes such as carjacking and eliminates accomplice liability for felony murder. Thankfully, for the District of Columbia to pass such a monumental piece of legislation, it requires Congressional Approval. And the Fraternal Order of Police is fighting back.
On this episode of the Blue View Podcast, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Gregg Pemberton, Chairman of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Labor Committee.
Gregg represents the more than 3,600 rank-and-file DC MPD officers who go to work every day to serve and protect those in living in our nation’s capital.