A DC Story

by Jonah Goldberg

This is a heartbreaking story in today’s Washington Post. A teen charged with first degree murder barely a week ago murdered someone else, a college bound kid on his way to buy candy bars. How on earth is anybody charged with first degree murder on the street in time to murder somebody else by the end of the month? I thought there was no bail for first degree murder?

Alas, the Post offers no explanation — a form of journalistic malpractice that seems perfectly suited to the apparent legal malpractice reported in the story.

Correction! Man, I completely buttered my reading of this. Sorry, read too fast after a friend had also misread the story and passed it on to me. The alleged murderer was arrested for the first time after both crimes. My apologies.

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