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HB4914 - SWAT Transparency
« on: October 02, 2014, 04:57:15 PM »
I mean, transparency? Who needs that?

http://rightmi.com/transparency-nahh-we-dont-need-that/
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Re: HB4914 - SWAT Transparency
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 07:02:55 PM »
What you are seeing here is that Law and Order Conservatives have no interest in bringing law and order to law enforcement, probably because LEOs consider accountability measures to be anti-cop.

I hope the text of the bill defines what SWAT is, or cities like Lansing could say 'no SWAT here, just START, so this bill doesn't apply to us'.
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"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?

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Re: HB4914 - SWAT Transparency
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 08:46:47 PM »
What happens if they failed to report? Does the bill have any teeth? Does the agency/local gov lose funding?
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Re: HB4914 - SWAT Transparency
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2014, 11:33:03 PM »
What happens if they failed to report? Does the bill have any teeth? Does the agency/local gov lose funding?

Unfortunately, no teeth I could find.

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Sec. 7. If a law enforcement agency fails to comply with the
 
reporting provisions of this act, the department of attorney
 
general shall report the noncompliance to the Michigan commission
 
on law enforcement standards. Upon receipt of a report of
 
noncompliance, the Michigan commission on law enforcement standards
 
shall contact the law enforcement agency and request that the
 
agency comply with the required reporting provisions. If the law
 
enforcement agency fails to comply with the request of the Michigan
 
commission on law enforcement standards within 30 days, the
 
department of attorney general and the Michigan commission on law
 
enforcement standards jointly shall report the noncompliance to the
 
governor and the secretary of the senate and the clerk of the house
 
of representatives.
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Re: HB4914 - SWAT Transparency
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014, 07:10:06 AM »
Let's hold civil servants accountable by passing another law they don't have to obey?

I think some amendments are needed to this bill.

My Senator used to be my Sheriff.
I think I'll contact him about this and see what sort of reply I get.
"A well balanced breakfast being necessary to the start of a healthy day, the right of the people to keep and eat food shall not be infringed "  - Who has a right to keep and eat food, The People or A Well Balanced Breakfast?