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House Subcommittee Kills Bill To Keep Police Officers’ Names Secret

A Virginia legislative panel has killed a bill that would have allowed the government to keep the names of police officers secret from the news media and the public.

It had passed the Senate 25-15, but a House subcommittee voted to kill it yesterday after spirited testimony.

The bill by Republican Senator John Cosgrove of Chesapeake had generated national attention, because it would have made Virginia the first state to pass such a law.

Former President Bill Clinton Campaigns For Hillary in Richmond

Winning in Virginia will be critical to sealing the Democratic nomination for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. That’s what her husband, former President Bill Clinton told a full house at the Hippodrome Theater in Jackson Ward last night (2/24). “We need to win in Virginia. We need every vote in Virginia.”

While making that case last night, the 42nd President spoke of the need to embrace America’s cultural diversity, particularly Muslims and the LGBT community, instead of tearing them down as he said the GOP is doing.

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