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What next, letting heroin users become cops?

The unfolding "reformation" of the Baltimore City Police Department continues to amaze me. When I came on to the Baltimore City Police Department in 1962, a traffic violation was enough to keep you a civilian; how progressive have we become? The ranks of the agency have been decimated, and Baltimore is another major U.S. city, that is under-policed. Could that have anything to do with the fact that everyone, including the administration of the city, has turned on those police? Malicious prosecutions of police and unlawful orders to "stand down" beg the question: what's next?

We may have just heard the answer to that question, the introduction of "pot...

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