Montgomery County Council, Police Lodge, County Council discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
THREAT Michelle Bash w T. O P. News There has been a sharp increase in the number of Children targeted for online exploitation during the pandemic. The number of tips received by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children increased dramatically in May at a news for team investigation shows tips forwarded to the Maryland and Virginia State police nearly doubled between March and July. Safety experts said the increasing usage of electronic devices during the pandemic both by adults and kids, has contributed to the spike in attempts to exploit Children. Well. Earlier this week, Montgomery County Council passed a bill that limits the use of force for its police officers. Now, the police union says it's going to make protecting the public harder and the bills should be vetoed into a local police union. Montgomery County built 27 20 the one that restricts or bars police from using chokeholds striking people who are restrained. In firing weapons at or from a moving vehicle will make policing extremely difficult. The statement from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 35 also complained that the county Council bill was the product of what it called a flawed closed door process. Although Leigh Holland with F O. P, 35 testified before the council's Public Safety committee, July 9th union wants the bill vetoed. It was passed unanimously by the nine member council this week. Kate Ryan, w T. O P news organizer's of next month's March on Washington say people attending can expect to have their temperature checked and there will be social distancing. But there's no word on how they intend to enforce social distancing. It's being presented by the Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network. They say they'll hand out face masks and turn away buses from states or cities that are covert 19 hot spots. The D. C Department of Health lists 27 states that remain high on the high risk list..