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By Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber
Republican Floor Leader 

Police reform bills endanger communities and police


The 2021 legislative session will go down in history as a precautionary tale of activist overreach and political capitulation as majority Democrats passed misguided, emotionally driven partisan bills that will put all of our communities in danger.

While most would agree that addressing law enforcement training, tactics, and standards in a changing mental health landscape is necessary, the truth is, the pendulum swung much too far this session.

Here's what needed to happen. Stakeholders, community leaders, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, and concerned citizens should have been at t...

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