In the department of

July 21, 2001 12:21 a.m.

In the department of reassurances that aren’t that reassuring, tonight we find this gem from tonight’s Wolf Blitzer show:

BLITZER: Is the D.C. police department qualified — knows what it’s doing in this kind of investigation in your experience?

HENNESSY [Former DC Detective]: As a matter of fact, I think that D.C. police department is probably more suited to handle these types of cases. I mean, there’s probably been — there’s no department in the country probably has more experience handling murders than D.C. because of the murder rate that we had in the 90s. So the investigators certainly are very qualified.

What’s that line about an ounce of prevention?

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