The most disturbing trend we saw last week was the majority’s war on law enforcement. After hours of debate, the Senate passed SB 5051 to consolidate, in one agency, the power to revoke certification from any officer from any department.
Passing Senate Bill 5051 is that first step in losing control of our local police agencies, and unfairly going after the men and women in blue who put their lives on the line for all of us.
SB 5066, which also passed the Senate, addresses police officers’ duty to intervene and report when they witness wrongdoing committed by their colleagues. Unfortunately this confusing and vague bill is more likely to just cause disorder and mistrust among law enforcement colleagues, than simply call out bad apples.
These are just a couple of the many bills aimed at police this session.