Commissioner Kevin Davis: Criminals “do not fear arrest”
ABC2 News – 14 hours ago
BALTIMORE – In addressing escalating Baltimore City violence Tuesday, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis had tough words for judges who let criminals out of jail. “Worst case scenario, they’re going to get a finger wagged at them,” Davis said of gun …
Baltimore Sun–7 hours ago
The more than two dozen teams vying to monitor the court-ordered civil rights reforms at the Baltimore Police Department
give the city a choice of two different paths: drawing on people with deep local knowledge or hiring a group with a track record in other big cities.
The proposed budgets for the monitor’s office range from $5 million to $7.4 million for five years’ work. The overall cost of implementing the reforms in that period is budgeted to be $41.5 million.
Under President Barack Obama
, the Justice Department used civil rights investigations and consent decrees to bring changes to local police departments. But current Attorney General Jeff Sessions has questioned their value and ordered a review.
Let’s start by getting one thing straight: Pennsylvania State Police coverage is not free for anyone.
Gov. Tom Wolf recently proposed a new $25 tax on every Pennsylvanian who lives in an area without a full-time local police force. Continue reading