Category Archives for "Legislative Updates"

Mar 11

COMMENTARY: Support Our Brothers Behind the Walls

Dayvon Love | March 11, 2020 The Maryland General Assembly has passed legislation over the past several years that signal an acknowledgment of mass incarceration. By offering individuals convicted of felonies the right to vote upon release, the Maryland Second Chance Act, and The Justice Reinvestment Act are examples of pieces of legislation that only […]

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Mar 09

PRESS: Tough on crime strategies like those proposed for Baltimore don’t work in corrupt police departments (Commentary)

Dayvon Love | 3/9/2020 Gov. Larry Hogan has criticized the legislature in general, and Senate Judicial Proccedings’ Chair Will Smith in particular, for his unwillingness to consider any of Mr. Hogan’s crime proposals, which include mandatory minimums. Since then, Senator Smith’s committee has moved one of the governor’s bill to the floor, which in some […]

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Mar 03

MGDA 2020 – Legislative Update – 3/3/2020

There are 34 Days left in the Maryland General Assembly. A lot has happened in the past 2 months – so we want to get you caught up on the legislation we are supporting and help you get an understanding of the current landscape in Annapolis. Public Information Act (Personnel and Investigatory Records – Law Enforcement) HB 1221 / SB […]

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Feb 24

PODCAST: From the Streets to the Statehouse – Ep. 3 (2/24/2020) – Hogan’s Crime Package, Police Accountability, Education Reform & More

We’re heading towards the middle of MDGA 2020 – and there’s a lot to cover. On this episode, we’ll be talking about Gov Larry Hogan’s recent comments about his crime package and frustration with Senator Will Smith – Chairman of the Judicial Proceedings committee. We’ll go by discussing the necessity of law enforcement accountability and […]

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Feb 02

PODCAST: From the Streets to the Statehouse – Ep. 2 (2/3/2020) – MPIA, Protect Our Minors & The Baltimore “Black Hole”

The Maryland General Assembly has been in session for 27 days. Today we’ll be discussing a a couple bills from our legislative agenda bills including – amendments to the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) & Protect Our Minors – a bill requiring legal legal counsel when youth are questioned – in partnership with Bridge Maryland. […]

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