Parents should be notified when a young person is taken into custody and attorneys consulted before police questioning. ALWAYS. Learn more: http://ow.ly/ObYh50DGTmk #MDGA21 #YouthJustice @jillpcarter @sandy4delegate @JessicaFeldmark @RobbynLewis46th @BrookeELierman @JPenaMelnyk
@mtvocci So do I! I’m struggling to understand why or how anyone could be against this🤷🏽♀️
I hope the legislation sponsored by @jillpcarter to restore the right to sit on a jury for those who have felony convictions passes. There is no real reason to continue to punish people. Prosecutors are against it. Surprise, surprise https://thedailyrecord.com/2021/02/26/md-senate-panel-weighs-bill-lifting-jury-ban-on-ex-cons/
Police unions, chiefs, prosecutors and Republican lawmakers criticized and opposed parts of the package as unfair to police or too radical. Activists, liberal advocacy groups & even some of the bill sponsors (cc: @jillpcarter) voted against other parts as watered down.
SB178 (or Anton's Law) from @jillpcarter which would change Maryland public record laws to allow release of some police disciplinary and internal affairs records (this is among the more controversial proposals): https://www.baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md-pol-public-records-police-20210219-j2htkaf4vnhjlfpkg5k56uqzee-story.html
I am grateful for the work and advocacy of @jillpcarter and @CharlesSydnor3d on the police reform bills in the Senate.
I look forward to working with the House to add strength to certain bills where we feel the Senate fell short.
The work continues.
@SonyaZolli Praying for you! Please ket me know what I can do beyond that. Would love to speak with you to get guidance on how we can ensure against this kind of blatant retaliation.
@HNLEANCR @SonyaZolli @CEXAlsobrooks How did it go?
Where is the FOP on this since they claim to care about their Black officers?
From 2016-2019 there were 6,800 use of force complaints filed against PGPD officers. 99.8% of these cases were deemed “justified” and this is what happens when an officer tries to bring forth charges. https://twitter.com/TraceeWilkins/status/1365160772284932096
A Prince George’s County police officer is under fire after she tried charging two white officers with using excessive force against a black driver during a traffic stop. The department is calling her investigation a violation of policy.