I can't wait til i leave this POS State....
On May 29, 2011, the Baltimore Police Criminal Intelligence Section issued an "Intelligence Bulletin" warning officers about persons displaying the 2nd Amendment decal pictured here. The bulletin contains the following caption in bold red letters:
"....while the individual who is displaying the symbol may not be armed, the presence of the symbol provides an early warning indicator that you MAY be about to encounter an armed individual."
It apparently never occurred to the Intelligence Section that perhaps we the people could use a warning that the presence of a badge provides an early warning that we are about to encounter an armed individual. While this may seem a bit sarcastic, it is certainly not unfair for Maryland citizens to have reason for concern when they are approached by an officer. This is especially true when the officers are overly tense because they have been warned that a citizen with a decal or patch MAY be armed.