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Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/02/2012

D.C. police utilizing technology to curb homicide rate; how minimum rent mandate effects area’s poor residents

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Police office in the District are embracing new technologies in an attempt to curb the homicide rate. (Mark Wilson - GETTY IMAGES)
Every Friday afternoon in our #DMVReads picks, we highlight five of the best stories from the local blogosphere. If you have a local blog post you’d like to be considered, submit the link here.

Here are the top blog posts from the past week:

Greater Greater Washington offers an extensive look at how technology is helping D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department plot a path to reduce the number of homicides.

Poverty & Policy assesses what HUD’s proposed new minimum rent mandate would mean for poor D.C. residents.

Girl Meets Food has a special gift for all local Trekkies with a list of “Star Trek”-themed cocktails that can be found in the D.C. area.

The Hill is Home interviews Barracks Row Main Street executive director Martin Smith about upcoming development projects in the neighborhood.

Federal Baseball ponders what a healthy, effective Jayson Werth could mean for the Nationals this season.

By Andy Smith  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/02/2012

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