If Bowser’s bill gets passed, it would:

•Give police automatic access to the GPS records of people under court supervision, both before they have been convicted of anything and after.

• Give the District the ability to conduct suspicion-less warrant-less searches, at any time of day or night, of the places where many returning citizens live.”

• Expose returning citizens and the people who live with them to invasions of privacy by the District. The bill also puts people who receive benefits or section 8 vouchers in danger of losing their benefits after a search.

• Eliminate the right to privacy for many returning citizens and anyone who lives with them.

• Increase sentences for more than a dozen crimes, including many non-violent crimes, when the crime occurs against someone on a Metro Train or Metro Bus, a Metro worker or any person located near a DC park or recreational center.

• Allow the District to detain returning citizens for days, without a trial, charge or conviction in certain cases.

• Allows the District to detain returning citizens for days, without a trial, charge or conviction in certain cases.

• Expand the power of the state to keep innocent people in jail while they are waiting for trial. The detentions could last for months, ruin people’s lives, cause lost jobs, lost homes, and cut off contact with their children. This also means there will be more people in jail.

• Allow MPD to hire ex-police for forensic evidence teams that are supposed to provide “unbiased” evidence in police cases while still receiving retirement benefits from MPD.

• Expand the power of police and prosecutors to arrest and charge people of Felony or Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer even when the person has been brutalized by the police or wrongfully arrested.

• Increase the sentences for Assault on a Police Officer when an officer claims they feared “significant bodily injury” (up to 5 years), and when an officer claims “serious bodily injury” (up to 15 years). MPD already uses the tactics by assaulting people, provoking them into being arrested, then charging them with attacking a police officer to cover up police brutality.