Karl Bickel

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mrnatural1 - Apparently MAM2's post was removed possibly due to the language used, but I did not think the language was that bad.

Yes Kelly it is for the vast majority of deputies. My post was really in response to the post by MAM2 below, clearly an unwise and unprofessional remark that can come back to haunt MAM2 if he ever receives a complaint for unnecessary or excessive force. These days many are looking for opp…

Deputy Bittenmaster handled the situation appropriately and professionally. He identified himself, showed he was armed, did not put his family at risk and was able to defuse things. He did the appropriate follow up and the suspect was arrested, held without bail and will spend a significa…

gabrielshorn2013 – I am sorry I was not clearer. Yes we do pay federal taxes and they cover the costs of the ICE agents involved. The sheriff’s office staff time, training and travel expenses for correctional officers training, infrastructure costs, etc. are the responsibility of the coun…

Lev928 – I would argue that the depth and breadth of my experience across the policing filed is both unique and considerable but I do respect your opinion. As for my politics, I have been a republican, unaffiliated and now a democrat with no particular agenda other than a passion for effe…

sue 1955 - You are correct that one is not prosecuted for a crime of “gang activity” but generally the underlying or specific crime like robbery, extortion, assault, etc. I contend with the statutes covering these crimes and others there is much that is in the tool box. It is a matter of …

timothygaydos - First, no apology necessary and I was not offended at all. Mine is only one opinion and subject to change if/when I get more or better information. Again I thank you for the kind words and contribution to the discussion.

gabrielshorn2013 - You mentioned “…isn't that like rearranging the deck chairs around the same problem?” A specific problem in Frederick County that calls for the 287(g) program has not been clearly articulated. We have only heard vague references to violent crime, drug dealing, violent g…

timothygaydos - Thank you for your kind words. The Rodney King reference was intended to be a light-hearted remark to bring attention to our need to do a better job of working together.

Dick, you would bring together the Maryland State Police, Frederick City Police and Sheriff’s Office with each contributing one or more officers. You would reach out to federal agencies like the FBI, ATF, DEA and even ICE to see if they would contribute staff or other resources. The probl…

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