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Senator Cardin touts National Blue Alert system

May 16th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Maryland U.S. Senator Ben Cardin  joined with local and state law enforcement and Cumberland Mayor Brian Grim on Friday, during National Police Week to mark the final passage of legislation creating a National Blue Alert system. Patterned after the highly effective Amber Alert system, once signed into law, the bill authored by Senator Cardin will create a nationwide alert system to apprehend violent criminals who have injured, killed or made credible threats against law enforcement officers. Cardin said that such a cross-border system is especially important in western Maryland where suspects can quickly cross into another state. Locally to date, Maryland and Virginia have established statewide Blue Alert systems but neighboring Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the District of Columbia do not.

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