Friends,

In our zeal to improve the profession of policing, the General Assembly has, unfortunately, bowed to extremist voices and the end result created legislation that dramatically increases the risk that a well-intentioned officer will become a criminal when they bravely confront a life threatening situation. We are going to hold police to a zero tolerance standard faced by no other profession under stresses and uncertainties that far exceed any other job.  Here is a video of a portion of my argument against this bill (SB71). 

To share your views on any topics at anytime I can be reached by email at bob.cassilly@senate.state.md.us. You can also follow the hearings and voting online at www.mgaleg.maryland.gov.
Bob Cassilly 
Senator, District 34