Well, Chief Ramsey didn't respond to my question, but he did raise the subject of crime fighting and D.C.'s levels of crime in his discussion, confirming my belief that the question was not "off topic."
Charles H. Ramsey: Thank you for your questions. I encourage all DC residents to show their solidarity against crime this evening by participating in National Night Out. Crime prevention activities are taking place across the District. You can get details on our website at www.mpdc.dc.gov.