Moose Urged to Change Sniper Book Title
From the Washington Post (my emphasis added):
D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D) wrote to Montgomery County Police Chief Charles A. Moose yesterday asking that he change the title of his planned book, "Three Weeks in October: The Manhunt for the D.C. Sniper."
Williams noted in his six-paragraph letter than only one of the shootings during last year's attacks happened in the District, compared with seven in Montgomery. The mayor said the book's title unfairly taints the reputation of Washington and paints it as an unsafe city.
"Placing 'D.C.' in the title will leave a permanent impression with millions of citizens that D.C. is a dangerous place and will suggest that our city was at the epicenter of this tragedy," Williams wrote. "This would not be fair, and it would not be factually accurate."
Incredible. I have nothing to add, except to say that during the sniper rampage, there were more "conventional" murders here than sniper murders. The fact that most of the sniper deaths happened outside D.C. proper doesn't make it any safer.