Republican Reveals Friend and Staffer Robbed at Gunpoint in D.C.

Rep. Mike Collins, a Republican from Georgia, said that three individuals had held up an acquaintance and a member of his staff in the area of Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia, and robbed them at gunpoint.

In a post that Collins made on social media, he said that three individuals had robbed the staff member and friend at gunpoint.  While one of the criminals was punching one man in the face, the other criminal stole a watch. Collins said that the pro-criminal policies that are being promoted by the administration of the District of Columbia have turned our nation’s capital into a battle zone. Both of the men are safe, thank the Lord, since they were able to defend themselves against the attackers.

According to information provided by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), there were a total of 5,336 individuals who committed violent crimes in the year 2023. This is a 39% increase from the 3,850 violent crimes that were recorded in the year 2022.

In addition, the nation’s capital announced that there were 274 killings in the year 2023, which was the biggest yearly number of homicides seen in the city since 1997. Among the sixty most populated cities in the United States, the District of Columbia had a murder rate of forty per one hundred thousand citizens, making it the deadliest city in the US, ranking behind Baltimore, New Orleans (LA), Cleveland (OH), and Memphis (TN).

According to statistics provided by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), there was a decline of 26 percent in the number of violent crimes that occurred in Washington, DC, in 2024.

In January,  a public safety legislative package with over 100 interventions to address the unacceptable level of crime and violence undermining District safety was introduced.

The bill allows officers to pursue vehicular chases if there is an imminent threat, create new felonies for danger to safety with a firearm, and enable the police to declare drug-free zones in hotspots with high crime and drug activity, among other initiatives. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed the measure.