The mayor of Washington DC likes to get her party on, Media Take Out has confirmed. She was spotted out at a local DMV nightclub, just hours after winning her primary victory in the nation’s capital.
Last week, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser won the Democratic primary – overcoming a progressive rival and virtually guaranteeing that she will win a third consecutive term to lead a city confronting inequality, crime and public safety concerns.
After the win, she went to the club – to TURN UP to Jay Z. A voter snapped a video of the mayor turning up at the club.
But while Mayor Bowser danced the night away, the city of Washington DC is facing its worst violent crime wave in decades.
In Washington, homicides have risen for four years straight, and the 2021 murder count of 227 was the highest mark since 2003. In January, a candidate for the D.C. Council, Nate Fleming, was carjacked at gunpoint.
Five cities, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Atlanta have all seen homicide numbers outpace their mark from 2021 halfway through this year.
The numbers continue a trend that has plagued the country since 2020, when homicides in the U.S. increased nearly 30% compared to 2019. That trend continued last year, with the Council on Criminal Justice statistics showing homicides across the county in 2021 increased 5% over 2020.