A brush with juvenile crime and tragedy in the US capital

Crimes committed by juveniles — individuals under the age of 18 — have been on the rise in the nation’s capital in recent years. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON — The knock on my door came one afternoon in the dead of winter, in January 2020.

On the other side was a detective with Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police Department. He promptly placed a folded document in my hands, informing me that I had been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury as a witness.

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