Maryland repeals their police Bill of Rights

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Maryland’s Democrat-controlled legislature on Saturday moved to pass a sweeping police reform package that repealed the state’s police Bill of Rights, becoming the first state in the nation to do so and overriding Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes in the process.

The state’s police Bill of Rights covered due process for officers accused of misconduct. Advocates for repeal have called it "one of the most extreme in the nation.” The new law will also give more oversight power to civilians.

Another one of the bills Hogan vetoed will require "certain" no-knock warrants to be approved by both a supervisor and the State's Attorney and be between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., barring "exigent circumstances.”

One of the new laws will also require officers to use force only if it is "necessary and proportional."
Maryland first instituted its Bill of Rights in 1974 and about 20 states have since adopted similar measures. Hogan said he had to veto the bills to “keep Marylanders safe.”

“These bills would undermine the goal that I believe we share of building transparent, accountable, and effective law enforcement institutions and instead further erode police morale, community relationships, and public confidence,” Hogan said in a statement. “They will result in great damage to police recruitment and retention, posing significant risks to public safety throughout our state.”
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No person should have a special bill of rights, to give them more privileges and protection in the due process of investigation and in the court of law, just because of their profession.
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TrueTexan wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:58 pm No person should have a special bill of rights, to give them more privileges and protection in the due process of investigation and in the court of law, just because of their profession.
That should apply to POTUS, too!!
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Wino wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:39 pm
TrueTexan wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:58 pm No person should have a special bill of rights, to give them more privileges and protection in the due process of investigation and in the court of law, just because of their profession.
That should apply to POTUS, too!!
Yes it should. To all.
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