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Washington declara estado de emergencia

¡Oh, la ironía es máxima! La policía de Washington ha declarado una emergencia por la cantidad súbita de asesinatos y crímenes que han ocurrido en aquella ciudad recientemente. A varios turistas les han asaltado, violado y cortado el cuello en pleno centro turístico. El número de robos se ha incrementado en un 14% desde junio y los asaltos a mano armada, 18%. Un sargento de la policía dice que van a "reacomodar sus recursos." Le ha pedido al público que sean "nuestros ojos y oídos" y que estén atentos. Sería mucho mejor que eliminen las prohibiciones sobre la tenencia de armas en Washington porque de esa manera, serían los criminales los que deberían tener cuidado.

No podremos saber si esos asesinatos pudieron ser evitados, pero el Estado ya eliminado la auto-defensa en Washington. La gente está desamparada y desarmada. Pero que no nos preocupe: es por su bien.

Two groups of tourists were robbed at gunpoint on the National Mall, just hours after the police chief declared a crime emergency in the city in response to a string of violence that included the killing of a British activist.

The activist, Alan Senitt, was attacked in the Georgetown area on Sunday, his throat was slit and police say the attackers attempted to rape his companion. It was the 13th homicide in the city this month. Robberies are up 14 percent, and armed assaults have jumped 18 percent in the past 30 days.

On Wednesday, U.S. Park Police were looking for connections between the latest Mall robberies and three similar incidents in the area in late May. There have been no arrests in any of those cases.

On Tuesday night, two women from Texas were robbed at gunpoint by two men dressed in all black, said U.S. Park Police Sgt. Scott Fear. About 15 minutes later, a family of four from Missouri was robbed by suspects with the same description, he said.

Though no one was injured, Fear said there were similarities to three violent attacks on the National Mall in May. In one case, a 17-year- old woman was sexually assaulted.

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