Friend of DC teacher killed in shooting speaks out: Crime surge 'unlike anything I've seen'

Marvin Moore, a longtime friend of Sanchez, told Fox News’ 史蒂夫·杜西 that the current climate isvery troubling.

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It’s very worrisome to not be able to predict whether or not your loved one or your family member is going to return home to you after leaving outside of the house,” Moore said on狐狸 & 友人.”

We are in very devastating times. And this is unlike anything that I’ve seen in my entire time growing up here in D.C.

In an effort to combat the surge in crime, 直流. Mayor Muriel Bowser proposed an $ 11 million package to hire 170 new officers to bolster the city’s police force.

的 “妥协” package that the city council approved, 然而, only allocates $ 5 million for new officers.

Mayor Bowser told reporters Tuesday, “We need what we need. We need to hire officers as soon as we can and we need the council to understand that.

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华盛顿州, 直流. 已报告 three times more homicides than deaths from 新冠肺炎 in the month of July, raising questions around the city’s priorities.

As a community, as a city, we have to figure it out,” Moore said. “We have to find a way to create a better resolve. Look for alternative solutions to problem solving.

Something that has to be done that doesn’t leave us having to do interviews about people who’ve passed or about lives that have been lost. Especially for people that have such an astounding impact on their community.

福克斯新闻’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report.

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