DC councilman facing recall effort for being soft on crime to hold carjacking panel

Washington, D.C., Ward 6 Councilman Charles Allen, who is facing a recall effort from residents who perceive him as soft on crime, is moderating a panel on juvenile carjackings in the district on Tuesday night.

The panel, called “Understanding Juvenile Carjacking: A Panel Discussion Moderated by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen,” will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and run until 9 p.m.

“Councilmember Charles Allen will lead a panel discussion of stakeholders and community on the motivations that lead youth to carjack; and the way the District’s justice system holds them accountable for their actions,” the event’s website read.

Among the panelists is U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Matthew Graves. The panel comes a few days after the Justice Department announced a boost in resources to tackle the rise in violent
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