Montgomery County Council, Ralph Northam, County Council discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
Residents and advocates will get a chance to sound off during a public hearing. The county Council is holding on a bill that would abolish the school Resource officer program tonight, The Montgomery County Council will hold a public hearing on legislation that would get rid of school resource officers around the county. It's a contentious issue when it was first introduced last year, Some members of the council were quick to speak out against it. The school board is also evaluating the program, a group of progressive youth and student advocacy groups. Once the program to Spain that in claims a report from county executive Mark L. Riches reimagining Public safety task force that could be released today may also push for an end to SA Rose. Tonight's hearing starts at 7 30, John Doman w T. O P NEWS Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would abolish the death penalty Governor Ralph Northam calling the bill a tremendous step toward ending the death penalty in our Commonwealth, and he said that the bill makes it to his desk. He will sign it. The House of delegates is considering a compare. Canyon bill that has advanced out of committee but has not yet received a full vote. Firearm sales are on the rise following the attack on the Capitol. It may be a sign more Americans are living in fear. Americans purchased more than two million guns in January and 80% Year over year surge. The Washington Post analysis of federal gun background check data shows. It's the second highest one month total on record. Last year, firearms sales saw a spike during the coronavirus lockdown and after the killing of George Floyd, nearly 23 million guns were bought in 2020, a 64% jump year over year. Lisa Matteo CBS News He played one of the four Vietnamese Vietnam vets and Spike Lee's did five Bloods. Now Norm Lewis is starring in simply sometime at Signature Theater closed Our doors in the middle of.