Here's a good website I'm adding to my bookmarks, dedicated to improving the D.C. police department. The guy who runs it was violently mugged, and the cops were all like, "meh," as usual.
There are some good horror stories and some success stories on there, and hopefully he can raise some awareness and focus on the positives when they happen.
My favorite story: "A man watches someone trying to break into a row of parked cars in Dupont Circle. He alerts an officer who tells him she’s on lunch break. The man calls the mayor’s office who tells him the officer has a right to her lunch break." Classic.
Meanwhile, one murder in D.C. yesterday and two in Prince George's County, Md.