Speak Up: Delaware House OKs revisions to Law-Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights


After more than three years of deliberation, the first overhaul of Delaware’s Law-Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights in 50 years was approved by the House of Representatives on June 22. After the bill’s committee consideration June 7, House Bill 205 was replaced with a substitute version that included several recommendations from the wide range of stakeholders involved in police reform discussions. The legislation aims to remove secrecy in the current system, which leads to distrust from the public, according to lead sponsor House Majority Whip Melissa Minor-Brown, D-New Castle.

  • Too little, too late. It’s long past time to #EndQualifiedImmunity, #EndCivilAssetForfeiture, #EndNoKnockRaids, #RepealLEOBOR, #EndVictimlessCrimes, #EndTheWarOnDrugs, #EndTheWarOnGuns, #EnactInsuranceRequirements for officers, #EnactVicariousLiability for the chain of command. — Libertarian Party of Delaware

Responses to holiday question

Along with family gatherings and cookouts, mainstays of the Fourth of July experience are festivals and fireworks. The First State celebrated with fireworks fun on July 2 in Rehoboth Beach and on July 4 in Dover, Smyrna, Lewes, Dewey Beach, Laurel, Wilmington, Newark and Hockessin. Plus, the Wilmington Blue Rocks will  enjoy fireworks at their game July 7. What are your plans?

  • Working. — Scotty Minner
  • I have two magnificent dogs, so I will stay home and make sure they are safe and secure in their house crates. In the afternoon, I’ll have burgers, hot dogs, salads. Yummy. Then, around 10 p.m., bought a few fireworks from the grocery stores and we will set them off. My dogs will be inside, protected and secure. They are not afraid of loud booms. — Denise Sloboda Deskiewicz
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