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Sen. Cardin to discuss ‘Blue Alert’ legislation

‘We need to pass legislation that once and for all says racial profiling is wrong,’ Sen. Ben Cardin said at Tuesday’s briefing. ‘How many more Michael Browns…are going to lose their life? How many Trayvon Martins?’ (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Sen. Ben Cardin. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to discuss new legislation he is sponsoring to create a nationwide alert system to catch violent criminals who have injured or killed police officers.

Cardin is scheduled to discuss the measure Wednesday in Crownsville.

The measure also would initiate alerts when imminent or credible threats of harm are made against law enforcement officers.

Cardin is scheduled to discuss the measure with Anne Arundel County law enforcement officers.