After a weekend of productive dialogue, and positive feedback on Monday, today the train went off the rails. We were informed this morning that some in the Governors office had convinced him to put politics before public safety and abandon many of our amendments. We had worked on board makeup and due process protections. Although certainly not perfect, our amendments would have mitigated some of the anti police bias under the current version.
This is our last chance to try and get Governor Baker to realize the consequences of his decision. We need to flood the Governors office with calls voicing our displeasure. The number to his office is 617-725-4005. We expect the bill to be returned to the legislature on Thursday making tomorrow critical. Your future will be decided in this bill. Let your voice be heard. The stakes couldn’t be higher.