D.C. Activist Who Pushed for City’s Soft-on-Crime Bill Shot and Killed – IOTW Report

D.C. Activist Who Pushed for City’s Soft-on-Crime Bill Shot and Killed

Townhall– Kelvin Blowe was shot and killed in Washington, D.C., on the same day the city council voted unanimously to pass a bill he advocated for that reduces penalties for serious offenses such as robbery, burglary, carjackings, and carrying a firearm without a license.

The Washington Post reports Blowe had spent over five years in prison for robbery, and the experience “instilled in him a passion to right inequities he believed he encountered.” 

After getting out, he joined DC Justice Lab, one of the groups that pushed to overhaul the city’s criminal code. He testified in support of the proposed bill in December. 

The Marine Corps veteran, who was diagnosed with PTSD, was working as a security guard and was taking coworkers home last week when he was shot and killed when a gunman “emerged from a stolen car after a crash with Blowe. Authorities said they believe Blowe also possessed a weapon, as they recovered a gun next to his body… Blowe’s family said they did not know he had a weapon.” MORE


34 Comments on D.C. Activist Who Pushed for City’s Soft-on-Crime Bill Shot and Killed

  1. “It is very difficult to accept that someone who survived the worst of what we have to offer — sent off to the military, sent off to prison — couldn’t survive living on the streets of D.C.,” Patrice Sulton, a civil rights lawyer and executive director of the DC Justice Lab, told the Post. “He dedicated himself to preventing the exact kind of harm that befell him.”

    He wasn’t “sent off” to the military, he enlisted. He wasn’t “sent off” to prison, he earned the trip by breaking the law. And he didn’t “dedicate himself to preventing the exact kind of harm that befell him”, he invited it by relaxing the criminal penalties.

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  2. …so, does that new law also include reduced penalties for unauthorized selfies at the Capitol on days when your country is being stolen?

    Asking for some friends…

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  3. death is tragic for anyone….but, reminds me that if you, “play stupid games, you win stupid prizes”… laws are to protect the innocent, not coddle the guilty….you do the crime, you do the time…

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  4. His family didn’t know he had a weapon?
    The same old story when a career criminal’s family comments.
    Kelvin was a good boy. He was a very good boy.
    This is sad. It looks like he pushed the lax punishments so he could avoid so much prison time while he broke laws.
    Now people all over DC are going to be negatively impacted by this soft on crime policy.

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  5. My guess he is now sitting in the smoking section of eternity.
    Also, so he’s suffering from PTSD, but he’s a security guy?

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  6. I realize it is satisfying to invoke Karma in cases such as this, but as my late friend Robert would point out, if you believe in Karma then you believe Jews deserved the Holocaust. (JFTR, I don’t.)

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  7. Regarding modR8ed comments, it’s very likely that BFH is trying his best to get rid of the highly aggravating spammers who use existing IOTW screen names. I wish him full success!

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  8. D.C. Activist Who Pushed for City’s Soft-on-Crime Bill Shot and Killed

    What’s the problem here, he got what he “pushed” for. Be happy that you got your wish!

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  9. Jethro NOVEMBER 23, 2022 AT 12:00 PM
    Awaiting moderation?
    I’m in iOTWreport purgatory?

    Will probably show up with the time stamp from when you tried to post as mine did.

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