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What police want of our state legislators in 2019
« on: January 26, 2019, 02:00:11 PM »
WacoTrib by AARON CROWELL 1/15/2019

A critical concern for law enforcement that sometimes goes unvoiced is officer benefits. We ask that lawmakers and city leaders across Texas keep the promises made to the men and women who protect our communities 24/7, 365 days a year, by protecting our benefits. Financial security is a small part of the overall sacrifice police officers make, but the importance of protecting pension benefits cannot be overstated. Otherwise, veteran officers will continue to leave our profession and leave our streets patrolled by fewer and less experienced officers.

Ensuring the law continues to side with the innocent and law-abiding, rather than the guilty and corrupt, is also critical to our success. It is in this spirit that we oppose reductions in arrest authority for Class C misdemeanors.

Furthermore, we oppose the current movement to end asset forfeiture. This only helps the drug cartels exploiting our porous border and wreaking carnage in our cities. It is clear that the asset-forfeiture law that allows law enforcement to seize the vehicles and other property of criminal drug gangs reduces crime in our cities.

More: https://www.wacotrib.com/opinion/columns/guest_columns/aaron-crowell-guest-columnist-what-police-want-of-our-state/article_cef60618-4dbe-50a4-9554-0346a4911ea3.html
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Re: What police want of our state legislators in 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 10:28:02 PM »
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Police officer associations will continue to fight to protect dues collection, so we can appropriately represent our members. There are those who continue to misrepresent the usage of dues deductions for police associations, but here are the facts: Dues collected via payroll deduction in Texas are voluntary, meaning there is no “fair share” in Texas. These dues assist officers injured in the line of duty — and the families of those killed while protecting our communities. They also allow law enforcement associations to support Little League baseball and softball programs, Blue Santa and many other charitable causes within their communities.
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