September 21, 2023 | Press Release

Statement on WCP Article on Bill That Would Allow Searches


My statement on the Washington City Paper article on Councilmember Brooke Pinto's bill, the Addressing Crime through Targeted Interventions and Violence Enforcement (“ACTIVE”) Amendment Act of 2023


"I understand the concerns people have about the bill and I share those concerns. I look forward to a robust conversation about the civil liberties issues. Regardless of how I view the proposed legislation, I respect Councilmember Pinto’s good faith as a legislator. 

"The City Paper should not have included and made references to Nazis in its coverage of the bill. Unnecessary and casual references to Nazis and the Holocaust are dangerous and painful for the Jewish people and others persecuted by them, and they are not helpful to a productive debate."