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Monday, September 23, 2013

ANC2F to Weigh Statement against Youtube Stickup Man

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2F/Logan will consider filing a community impact statement at the sentencing of James E. Wade in November. Wade pleaded guilty on September 6 to the May 17 robbery of two diners seated on a patio outside Pizzoli's Pizzeria (1418 12th Street NW). The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) released a video of the robbery (below) taken by a security camera. The video went viral and got more than 25,000 views.

The sentencing is scheduled for November 7, according to the Washington Post.

At the meeting of ANC2F's Crime and Public Safety Committee on September 18, Commissioner Chris Linn (district 03) said the subject would be addressed at the next full meeting of the ANC, scheduled for 7pm on Wednesday, October 9, at the Washington Plaza Hotel (10 Thomas Circle).  

What is a community impact statement?

ANCs sometimes file community impact statements at the time of sentencing of criminals who have been active in their communities. They are entitled to do so under section 23-190 of the DC Code, which states
a representative of a community affected by the crime of which the defendant has been convicted shall have the right to submit, prior to imposition of sentence, a community impact statement and the court shall consider the community impact statement in determining the appropriate sentence to be imposed on the defendant.
Community impact statements often detail the specific negative effects that a criminal's activity has had on the community, and urge stringent sentencing.

See examples of community impact statements filed by two neighboring ANCs --  ANC6E/Shaw here and ANC2B/Dupont here -- in 2012.  

MPD Detective's comment
Detective Scott Guthrie of the Third District commented that "cameras closed that case."

After the video, the department received many calls.

Guthrie said: "They all called and said 'I know that guy and his name is'."

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