The Community Media Center partnered with the Carroll County Times to hold a Forum for District 5 Delegate Candidates on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Community Media Center.
Did you know that if a Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy is injured in the line of duty and can no longer do their job, we don’t provide them a true disability retirement? I was floored when I heard that. In Harford County, Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti was floored too and took action by sponsoring a bill that would require all law enforcement agencies (along with other emergency services- like Fire Department) to provide an industry standard disability retirement.
Here we are, again… another school shooting. In Carroll County, 3 of our schools have faced threats of violence in the last week alone. Are we going to wait until we have a tragedy in our community before we take action? We can’t. This is a time for action. Lawmakers are currently proposing a variety bills to address gun violence. Some, like Del. Moon’s ban on bump stocks, are a great start. Others, like Del. Rose and Del. Shoemaker’s arming of teachers, are terrible ideas that even law enforcement adamantly oppose.