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This time, the child is Makenzie Anderson, and she was killed last week, a month short of her first birthday. Time to wake up again, D.C. “The tragic death of an 11-month-old should be yet another wake-up call for the city,” said Jamila Larson, founder of the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project , a nonprofit that offers programs and support for children in the city’s shelters. The toddler’s home was a room in the Quality Inn on New York Avenue NE, a hotel that serves as one of the city’s biggest emergency shelters for homeless families — and its biggest shame. We need an examination of Relisha Rudd’s life, not just her disappearance. Residents call it “the Trap.”. “Once you’re inside, ... Full story

14 February