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Five lesbians attacked, DC police refuse to file report or even listen to their story

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This is sadly common in Washington, DC.  It's a problem we have for decades and nothing is ever done about it.  Certain lazy police officers, labeled "SLAPS" by their own fellow officers, don't like to file police reports of crimes.  Why?  1) It requires them to do paperwork and go to court, which is boring.  2) It would mean their part of the city would register another crime, and that would make them look bad, so it's better to have lower crime - and the way you lower crime is not to file crime reports (or at least file them and make the crime sound less important).

It's a problem we've had for years.  And nothing is ever done about the officers who do this.

Even more troubling, in this case, the cops refused to file a report when the women asked.  They're not permitted to refuse to file a report in DC.  They have to file a report if you ask them to.  But they didn't.  And they'll get at most a slap on the wrist.  It's the same bs I went through when I was mugged in DC, on a busy street, and the cops even had one of the accomplices there with us, they let him go, after repeatedly suggesting to me, quite forcibly in fact, that the two kids trying to strangle me to death might have been "joking."  Yes, I was pinned to the ground at night by two thugs, in a stranglehold so tight that I literally couldn't breathe one molecule of air, and maybe it was "just a joke."

It's a great city, our nation's capital.  The police don't care to fix the problem, and our politicians provide lip service but never really do anything to change the culture at the police department.

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