Well, they already were refusing to use the word “gangs” and opting to use the word “crews” instead. But this takes the cake (WTOP):
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says officers are seeing an uptick in assaults and robberies by roving groups of teens and young adults.
She says there have been between seven and 11 “pack robberies” in the past month around Adams Morgan in Northwest Washington. Meanwhile, five people were mugged by groups of teens in one eight-hour period last week in the Southwest waterfront area.
Lanier says the groups are looking for quick cash, credit cards and cell phones.