I'm not a D.C. resident, but I've had assignments in D.C. The City maintains a police force that has to help with Federal Government events and protection of Government events. The Feds have a Federal Police, force, but D.C. often is called upon to assist in protection and riot control, demonstrations and many other situations that occur in the Nation"s Capital. I live in Annapolis, but downtown has the Annapolis Police Force, and can also draw on the resources of the County Police and of course the State Police. However residents in Annapolis City can draw up their own laws and budget and it won't be reviewed by a higher power. I get why D.C. residents are angry, the can vote in City elections and National Elections, but their votes as City residents can be reviewed by every member in Congress, and if someone in Arkansas objects to the city's vote, it will be overturned.