Maryland is about to get even more dangerous. Look for cops to quit and recruiting to go down the tubes.
Here's a bit of the article.
Maryland enacts landmark police overhaul, first state to repeal police bill of rightsOvetta Wiggins, Erin Cox 4 mins ago
Maryland enacted historic police accountability measures Saturday, becoming the first state to repeal its powerful Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights and setting new rules for when police may use force and how they are investigated and disciplined.
The Democratic-dominated legislature dealt Republican Gov. Larry Hogan a sharp rebuke, overriding his vetoes of measures that raise the bar for officers to use force; give civilians a role in police discipline for the first time; restrict no-knock warrants; mandate body cameras; and open some allegations of police wrongdoing for public review.
Each bill had been hailed by criminal justice advocates as having the potential to make policing in the state fairer and more transparent. Democrats, who hold large majorities in the legislature, made enacting them a top priority after months of protests over the police-involved deaths of unarmed Black men and women.
“Maryland is leading the nation in transforming our broken policing system,” said House Speaker Adrienne Jones (D-Baltimore County), who sponsored the repeal of the officers’ bill of rights and is the first Black person to hold her leadership role. “I am proud to lead the House in overriding the governor’s veto and showing the nation exactly where we stand as a state.”
The changes are not as sweeping as criminal justice advocates had hoped: civilians will have input on disciplinary decisions, for example, but will not control the process.
almost funny.Baltimore was a deal crap hole hate to see what happens now.
that whole mandate for officers to wear body cams has largely backfired on the nogoodniks. overwhelming majority of the time, it's clearly the bad guy (big effing surprise) who is starting the sh!+ with the police.
Ahahah, "nogoodnik".on the nogoodniks.
First I ever heard of it was from a US sailor who has Slovak rootsAhahah, "nogoodnik".
That's a funny word. this is a" tracing paper " from the Russian "negodnik" (scoundrel). The root " god " does not mean "god", but "fit, suitable, good". When doctors accept a recruit, they write "goden".
Who invented this word-knew both Russian and English.
Cams really put the onus on the bad guys where it belongs. They cause most, if not all, their own problems. Can't argue with video footage complete with sound.
All Slavic languages are very close. There is, of course, a difference in pronunciation and vocabulary - but, I think, no more than between Alabama and New York.
Czech is such a strange language - Slavic, but uses the Latin alphabet. When I was in Prague a couple years ago, I could read everything. Had no idea what any of it meant, but I could read it.Not quite, I’m a Pole and can sort of understand and have very basic communication with Slovakians, but not Czechs. Czechs and Slovakians can communicate with ease though. With Ukrainian, Russian or Croatian I understand single, odd words.
Czech is such a strange language - Slavic, but uses the Latin alphabet. When I was in Prague a couple years ago, I could read everything. Had no idea what any of it meant, but I could read it.