They are voiceless. Yet, we hear them.
They are invisible. Yet, their presence demands our attention.
They are without vengeance.
May those that proclaim justice cover their innocence with truth.
The Supreme Court in Heller struck a balance between the right of individuals to protect themselves and the right of individuals to be protected. If we so limit gun control as to favor individuals to protect themselves, but then disadvantage the right of individuals to be protected by the police, what will we have gained for the public good?
An at-large member of the D.C. Council and chairman of the council’sCommittee on Public Safety & the Judiciary.
D.C. Vote: This Is About Safety, Not the 2nd Amendment
March 22, 2009
Mr. Chairman of the District of Columbia City Council, Relisha T. Rudd and Charnice Milton demand a Public Hearing on the State of Missing Persons and Homicide Resolutions in the Nation's Capital. Relisha T. Rudd and Charnice Milton represent individuals that have not seen the fruition of the promises of their city leaders or the resolution of their acquaintances with loss and death despite the efforts of community policing. They are citizens of the District of Columbia. Yes, a District formed on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers that has shown a greater commitment to those that reside illegally than those of natural birth. I know Mr. Chairman! We have no reason to complain that our policing agency, oft criticized and maligned for the sack of political expediency, is restricted to enforce law on those that reside here illegally. I mean what did they ever do to us to bring cause?
Mary Cheh, a D.C. Councilmember from Ward 3 was on council in 2012 when D.C. adopted its current illegal immigration policy, which says the city will not hold illegal immigrants for the Feds unless there’s a criminal investigation. Also, the District does not check the immigration status for anyone arrested. So, an illegal immigrant in D.C. could commit murder and Cheh says the Feds will not be told.
CHAIRMAN MENDELSON: "RELISHA RUDD" AND "CHARNICE MILTON" DEMAND A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE DC CITY COUNCIL.