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President Trump is expanding a ban on funding for certain diversity training. Earlier this month, the president told his administration to stop paying for race theory diversity training in federal agencies that orders now expanding to cover the military and government contractors. President tweeted that the training was an effort to indoctrinate government workers. Last week, the president announced plans to establish a commission to remote what he called patriotic education. So who gets to decide how police should be disciplined? Montgomery County is considering a bill that would give the police chief more authority. Supporters and opponents spoke out on a Montgomery County bill on police discipline. Torrey Cook with the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, 35. Represents 1100 County officers. If the way we address police discipline in Montgomery County is a real problem, the police chief and the counties that could have a legal tool. That tool is collective bargaining, said Cook. He opposes the bill that would allow police chief Marcus Jones to take disciplinary action without being subject union negotiation. In some cases, Jeffrey Rubin, with Jews United for Justice also opposed the bill, but for a very different reason that enables the police to investigate themselves. Reuben mentioned the law enforcement Officers Bill of rights, which in his view should be abolished. Kate Ryan w T. O P. News a Maryland state Senate panel has started three days of hearings on police reforms. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee is discussing 15 reform measures they plan to take up in the legislative session in January. Democrats say it's important to act at a historic time. But Republicans say all 15 measures are sponsored by Democrats and they weren't even asked to submit legislation. Virginia lawmakers have killed legislation that called for eliminating mandatory jail time for assaulting a police officer. That bill had drawn heated opposition from Republicans who said it would send the wrong message..

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