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The MoCo Local Podcast – Repealing LEOBR and Montgomery County Community Solar

Repealing LEOBR and Montgomery County Community Solar

In this Episode, Vito takes a look at how repealing the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights is going in Maryland and how Community Solar didn’t quite get the start we needed in Montgomery County.

EPISODE 1 NOTES

2:30 – Quote from Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher via Maryland Matters

3:05 – MGA Committee Meeting Video

3:36 – ACLU MD Tweet

3:57 – Will Jawando Tweet

7:13 – ZTA 20-01 bill

8:26 – Letter from Kumar Barve to Council via The Seventh State

9:03 – Mike Tidwell quote from Washington Post

9:38 & 10:51 – Comments from Councilmember Hans Riemer and Councilmember Evan Glass

13:50 – Widening freeways doesn’t reduce traffic congestion

14:12 – WMATA Ridership h/t Dan Reed at Just Up The Pike

Email: vito@mocolocal.blog

Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | MoCo Local Voicemail: (301) 679-0252Thank you to Stephen Indrisano for the Intro/Outro music

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Bills to Repeal the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights Drafted in Both MD House and MD Senate

Last week, State Senator Jill P. Carter of Baltimore announced that she had drafted the bill to repeal the Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights in the Maryland Senate.

One of Montgomery County’s Delegates, Delegate Gabriel Acevero, has submitted the draft request for the House.

Maryland was the first state to enact a Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights and has one of the strongest bills that protects cops, on par with states like Mississippi. Repealing LEOBR would end several protections that prevent law enforcement from being held accountable for their actions and would allow disciplinary records to be made public, which currently is not the case.