Below are two excerpts from my floor argument this week on behalf of our law enforcement officers during debate on the House's proposed “police reform and accountability legislation.” For the past two nights we have debated these issues past midnight. I am determined to continue the fight for rational, fair, and balanced legislation. We must not give into the demands of the anti-police advocates whose radical proposals threaten the public safety of all Marylanders.  Appropriate changes to our criminal justice system should be determined by facts and real world experience, not our imaginations.
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Bob Cassilly 
Senator, District 34