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Model congress program teaches the mechanics of government
Model congress program teaches the mechanics of government

When Oscar Harris was assigned to the House Committee on the Judiciary, he tried to think of an issue that was pertinent. Civil liberties came to mind, so Harris, a ninth-grader at Towson High School, went to the American Civil Liberties Union website to find out what the big issues of the day were. That led Harris to create a bill prohibiting the use of unnecessary police force. Officially titled the Local Police Demilitarization Act, the bill stipulates that local police can use military-type equipment for emergencies only. "It has passed the committee," said Harris, "and now goes to the full House" for a vote. On Monday, April 27, Harris was one of 150 Baltimore...

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