The Maryland General Assembly ignored overwhelming public opposition and gave Johns Hopkins University the right to a private armed police force with full police powers over public streets in neighboring communities.
Johns Hopkins operates statewide at 47 locations…and counting. Worse still, this dangerous law opens the door to privatized policing by any corporation that asks for it. Who's next? Amazon? Walmart?
Fortunately, we live in a democracy where The People get the final say. We can stop private, unaccountable police from taking over our streets – but only if we get enough signatures to put a referendum on the ballot in Nov. 2020.