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Judiciary Committee advances three police bills.
www.journalstar.com ^ | 03/26/2013 | By KEVIN O'HANLON

Posted on 03/27/2013 7:43:03 AM PDT by redreno

Three bills aimed at tightening control on law enforcement were advanced Tuesday by the Judiciary Committee for debate by the full Legislature.

All three bills are by Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha, a frequent critic of law enforcement.

The first bill (LB541) would make public all hearings and documents produced from an arbitration hearing involving disciplinary action against a law enforcement officer. Now, the process is closed.

Chambers has said taxpayers have the right to total disclosure of how public employees are behaving -- and misbehaving.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: control; leo; police

1 posted on 03/27/2013 7:43:03 AM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno

“The Angriest Black Man in Nebraska” has been a state senator since I was in high school and he’s now 75. Due to a term limits law passed in 2000, he was kicked out in 2009 only to win re-election after his mandated 2-term time-out. As he put it, “They had to change the [state] constitution to get rid of me.”

Moral of the story: term limits should be for LIFE.


2 posted on 03/27/2013 7:54:02 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

Why, the laws seem like a good idea to me. Police in this country are totally out of control and really have no real restraints on their behavior.


3 posted on 03/27/2013 8:42:59 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: redreno

I don’t think I’ve ever agreed with Chambers on anything, but the first two bills, if done properly seem to make a lot of sense.

The third one would basically eliminate informants, which could be bad. Some better regulation of them and prosecutors, judges and juries taking their testimony with a grain of salt is appropriate, but I don’t think eliminating them is the answer.


4 posted on 03/27/2013 8:47:58 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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