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Cardin Continues Push for Blue Alert Act

November 7th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, joined by Western Maryland and state law enforcement, has made a public call for final Congressional action on the creation of a National Blue Alert System. The bill awaiting final Senate action is S. 357, the National Blue Alert Act of 2013. It would create a nationwide alert system to apprehend violent criminals who have injured or killed police officers. Based on the success of the Amber Alerts for missing children, a nationwide Blue Alert system would be used to disseminate critical information to law enforcement agencies, the public and the media.  Maryland and Virginia both have Blue Alert programs in place. Pennsylvania and West Virginia currently do not.


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