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2021 Local Criminal Justice Legislation in Washington DC and Maryland

As September approaches and legislative bodies across the Washington Metropolitan Area prepare to return from recess, CLPA is highlighting criminal justice reform bills that have either already passed or are still in committee being debated. Many of these bills are a response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement and ongoing call for police reform nationwide. As these bills progress, we will continue to provide updates on these bills and other criminal justice bills as they go t

#BlackLivesMatter so our policy should show it: A list of DC area legislative proposals

This is a moment in American History that will be talked about for years to come. Ever since George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis police during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill, our nation has seen civil unrest not seen since the civil rights movement of the 1960s. In response policymakers across the country have been introducing resolutions, ordinances, and legislation in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the Washington Metropolitan Area is