Baltimore County Council Chair Julian Jones: COMMUNITY UPDATES: POLICE REFORM/VOTING/CENSUS 2020

***POLICE REFORM BILL***                   
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Link to video above:

LINK: PRESS CONFERENCE

I will be introducing a new series of Police Reform Bills on September 8th. The Work Session for the bills will be on September 29th at 4:00PM where written and verbal testimony will be allowed. The Legislative Session where the police reform legislation will be voted on is October 5th at 6:00PM.

Police Reform Bill(s):
(1.) Banning Chokeholds: Prohibits the use of chokeholds or any asphyxiation technique by a Police Officer except under certain circumstances

(2.) Police Hearing Board: Gives each member of the County Council the power to the appoint two civilians to the police hearing board

(3.) No Knock Warrants: Limits the use of a police officer entering an individual’s private property without first knocking and announcing their presence

(4.) Use of Force: Requires an officer to intervene when another officer is using unnecessary or excessive physical force, also providing whistleblower protection for any officer who intervenes and or reports an officer who uses unnecessary or excessive physical force

(5.) Training and Hiring: Makes it illegal to hire officers who have been terminated or resigned in connection with a disciplinary proceeding pending or sustained from serving as a Police  Officer

(6.) Data Collection and Reporting: Implements an early intervention database to collect data on police officer’s use of force, analyzes officers who may be at risk for engaging in excessive physical force or unnecessary lethal force, and tracks law suits against the department

(7.) De-Escalation: Defines de-escalation techniques for police officers to utilize as alternatives than to resort to the use of physical force by an officer

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Click on the link below to read the Baltimore Sun article above:

LINK: BALTIMORE SUN ARTICLE

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COMPLETE YOUR CENSUS 2020
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Please click on the link below to complete your 2020 Census:

LINK: CENSUS 2020

***If you have not received anything from the  Census Bureau yet, you can still respond online without your Census  ID.

FAQ: 

WHAT’S THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DATA COLLECTED FROM THE CENSUS?


Answer:
 
The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.

WHAT IMPACT DOES THE RESULTS OF THE 2020 CENSUS HAVE ON YOUR COMMUNITY?

Answer:
The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. This funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location. Examples include: School lunches; plans for highways; support for firefighters and families in need.
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VOTE BY MAIL: REQUEST MAIL-IN BALLOT
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LINK: CLICK HERE TO VOTE ONLINE
To vote by mail, you must request a mail-in ballot from the State Board of Elections or your local board. Your request for a mail-in ballot must be received by October 20, 2020. Mail-in ballots must be postmarked or placed in a designated drop box by 8:00PM on November 3, 2020.

If you cannot vote by mail or want to vote in person, Marylanders can vote during early voting or on election day.

(1.) Early voting will be held for 8 days and begin on October 26, 2020 through November 2, 2020.
(2.) 
Election Day is November 3, 2020.

(BALTIMORE COUNTY EARLY VOTING CENTERS):
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