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The criminal law does not cause D.C.’s crime issue. Much deeper than that.

Teen’s gunfire struck 54-year-old Dale Henson, an innocent bystander, in the head; she died at the scene. Brian Robinson Jr., a running back for the Washington Commanders, was shot twice on Aug. 28. At the time of Robinson’s robbery and shooting, he was 14. She says mayor, council overreached in brouhaha over criminal-code reform that won’t take effect until 2025. Nothing done will have much impact on the alarming trend of violence among youths, she says.