Maryland Becomes First State To End Law Enforcement Bill Of Rights

Seriously, what could possibly go wrong?

Maryland to end police Bill of Rights after Democrats override GOP governor’s vetoes

Maryland lawmakers passed legislation Saturday, becoming the first state to end its police Bill of Rights after the Democrat-controlled Legislature voted to override three of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s vetoes.

The sweeping reform bills remove protections in police due process for alleged misconduct that critics say have impeded accountability and will now give civilians a role, The Baltimore Sun reported.

The reform package also increases the civil liability limit for officers from $400,000 to $890,000 and an officer convicted of using excessive force, causing serious injury or death could face 10 years in prison. It also sets a new statewide standard for what is deemed “necessary” force.

Within the reforms, officers will also be limited to daytime for “no-knock” raids, except for emergencies, and body cameras will be mandated by 2025.

Supporters of the bills call them “citizen-centered” and a necessary reaction to protesters who “demanded change” last year, but critics say the reforms go too far and are “anti-cop.”

Hogan explained in his vetoes that he thought the bills would “further erode police morale, community relationships, and public confidence.”

“They will result in great damage to police recruitment and retention, posing significant risks to public safety throughout our state,” he wrote.

Reform is one thing: this goes well beyond reform and does enter the realm of police hatred, and it will cause police at the local, county, and state levels to retire or just leave for other pastures. Maybe they go work in a different state that isn’t hating on the police. Replacing them will be difficult. I doubt Leftist soy boys and chubby, purple haired out of shape liberal girls will be interested in being officers. Those few who do will probably have massive authoritarian streaks, which will be dangerous. Those officers who stick around will take an even more hands off approach, as we’ve seen in other cop hating areas, like Portland, NYC, and Seattle, to name a few, which will lead to a skyrocketing crime rate. You won’t be able to call it a wave, because wave denotes that it will go down.

Republican state Sen. Robert Cassilly, said the reform package “allows for hindsight review of folks sitting in the easy chairs to judge people who made split-second decisions in volatile situations.”

Those same easy chair folks will then blame the police over the skyrocketing crime rate.

Democratic state Sen. Charles Sydnor, who sponsored one of the measures, said “Last year, I attended and participated in multiple demonstrations of people demanding change — the young and the old, people of all races and walks of life. With so many situations being thrust before our eyes, we could no longer deny what we see, and I thank my colleagues for believing their eyes and listening to the majority of Marylanders.”

That’s interesting: why was he breaking the strict stay home rules put in place in Maryland?

Critics of Maryand’s police Bill of Rights called it one of the most “extreme” in the nation, according to The Sun.

Maryland is also the first state to repeal its Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, as the Washington Post notes. But, you know, every experiment needs an experimental group. The police in Portland, Oregon, are leaving in droves, as they are overworked, overwhelmed, and burned out. Their budget was slashed $16 million last year. They want to replace officer position with unarmed park rangers, and their union (park rangers have a union?) wants body armor for them. This should work out well. Crime in Portland is surging, as it is in other Democrat run cities who’ve played the defund the police game. What happened when an entire state essentially stops backing the police?

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23 Responses to “Maryland Becomes First State To End Law Enforcement Bill Of Rights”

  1. Hairy says:

    Less than 2% of police hours are spent on violent crime

  2. Hairy says:

    Violent crime rates in Portland ate almost identical to Raleigh NC and both are below the national average
    But Teach we both know that you choose what to believe is not based on reality

    • Jl says:

      John-is violent crime in Portland surging? Yes-homicides up 270%. “Crime rates in Portland and Raleigh almost identical”. The article doesn’t mention crime rates, but rather total numbers. You do realize those are two different things, correct?

    • Nope, you’re way off. Raleigh is nowhere close to Portland. Property and violent crime are below national average for Raleigh. It’s a 27 (the higher the number the better). Portland’s violent and property crime rates are above national average, and way above for property. It is now a 2. That is a huge change for Portland. Do you realize that Baltimore is a 2? Can you believe that Chicago is an 8?

      Nor is Raleigh’s escalating. Portland’s is skyrocketing.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Republicun-run Koshkonong MO (pop 200) had a spree shooting in the Snappy Mart yesterday. 1 killed, 3 wounded. The killer, Christopher L. Lindley, from Republicun-run Thayer MO (pop 2000) in Republicun-run Missouri was arrested later and charged with 1st degree murder. The 3 wounded are in critical condition in a Springfield MO (pop 160,000) hospital.

    • Kye says:

      What’s your point?

      Why do you hate White People?
      Why do you hate Christians?
      Why do you hate America?
      Why do you hate me?


      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        I disagree with you on many issues. I do not believe that caucasians, christians, straight people, all Americans, are superior to others, as you do.

        Disagreements are not the same as hate. I DO hate willful ignorance and cruelty.

        An example of willful ignorance is the false assertion that the former president actually won the election. That false assertion from the former president and his devoted supporters (including you) led to the violent right-wing assault on the US Capitol in an effort to prevent Congress and Vice President Pence from certifying the presidential election. In addition, the former president tried to overturn the election at several points, including trying to get GA officials to “find” votes for him.

        • CC says:

          Do you have any evidence as to their lack of superiority? And not all Caucasians or Americans are superior; some are liberal assholes.
          Civilizations they didn’t build, for instance, while your little brown people were sitting around smoking dagga outside their mud huts?
          Or being put in charge of a beautiful city and allowing it to fall into chaos, like Chicago or Detroit?

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Thanks for your passionate counterpoint.

            Teach, what do you think of Mr CC’s comment? Do you find a lot to agree with? Anything to disagree with?

            Certainly Germany built a great Western civilization in the 30s, as did Russia in the 20th century. And it was superior Americans who used slavery to build the great civilization of the US Confederacy and to exterminate Native Americans. And the Crusades were a series of excursions to “civilize” the Middle East of brown Muslims and Jews.

            Is it fair to say that “superior” is akin to “conquerer”?

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          No “attaboy’s” or “no dude, that’s too far” from the right-wing commenters here?

          Mr CC needs some feedback.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Galera Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRTX) shareholders have witnessed a decrease in hedge fund interest lately.

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  4. drowningpuppies says:

    Crime may not pay, but it sure costs and if you live in St. Louis, it’s costing you more money than virtually any other resident of any other city in the nation.

    Wonder if Republicans are running that city.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    Just another black mass shooter/murderer.

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A sixth person has died following a shooting earlier this week at the hands of a former NFL player who also killed four members of a South Carolina family, local officials said Saturday.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  6. david7134 says:

    So as I understand, you do not believe in genes and their influence on our bodies and mines. It seems that what you are saying is that we are all born with the exact same potential but are altered and influenced by events from 200 years before.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:


      It’s a fact that genes influence our bodies, but less clear about our minds in regards to intelligence. Of course we don’t all have the exact same potential but that’s based on more than our genes, as you know.

      It is hypothesized that the resounding shock of the sudden collapse of the confederate way of life has been passed through the generations by epigenetic mechanisms! White supremacy may be passed along!

      • david7134 says:

        Now who hypothesized that, the same folks on CO2. As to genetic influence on our minds, have you seen aDowns, clearly indicates genetic influence. Then there is the book The Bell Curve. You do understand that when you try to make stuff up you appear even more stupid than normal.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Not only stupid but a cockwomble to boot.

          Bwaha! Lolgf

          • david7134 says:

            Nailed it. But think what a life he has coming here and saying stupid things to get a fight going.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          As you well know almost all Down’s Syndrome cases result from trisomy 21 – in which all the cells have an extra chromosome 21. This is not inherited, it’s an error after the sperm and egg fuse.

          The Bell Curve? LOL.

          • drowningpuppies says:


            A person, usually male, prone to making outrageously stupid statements and/or inappropriate behavior while generally having a very high opinion of his own wisdom and importance.

            It is also spelled Rimjob.

            Bwaha! Lolgf

      • Kye says:

        “White supremacy may be passed along!”

        Then so would anti White racism, anti Christian bigotry and anti American hate. BTW, there was no “resounding shock of the sudden collapse of the Confederate way of life” since there is no such thing. It took four years to “collapse” the Confederacy and only one stolen election to turn our Republic into a commie/fascist run dictatorship. Now that the demofascists make up “the law” as they go along the Junta is in ascending mode. Wait till you live through the “sudden collapse” of the current ruling elite. This is gonna be fun.

        Why are you a racist?
        Why are you a bigot?
        Why are you a traitor?


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