Category Archives: Matt Denn

Delaware Animal Control Reform Petition Available On-line

By: Wolf von Baumgart, Staff Writer A Petition to Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Attorney General Matt Denn et.al. to "Immediately investigate violations by and clarify authority of the contracted dog control agency, known as Kent County SPCA, First State Animal Center & SPCA, Camden SPCA and Delaware Animal Care & Control" is available on-line at: https://www.change.org/p/governor-jack-markell-attorney-general-matt-denn-delaware-governor-jack-markell-delaware-attorney-general-matt-denn-delaware-office-of-animal-welfare-delaware-s-148th-general-assembly-immediately-investigate-violations-by-and-clarify-authority-of-t . NOTE: This information was contributed by D. Meier in a comment regarding a previous article: “Talk Show Host Legally Challenges SPCA”. Read more

Changes at Justice

Attorney General Matt Denn had an interesting second day. He announced his new team and created an office of Civil Rights and Public Trust. The early moves at the State Attorney General's office show the different public mood is than when Attorney General Biden took office 8 years ago. Then the big issue was the sex offender, now it is civil rights, police incident investigations, and public integrity. The move to establish a Civil Rights and Public Integrity office is definitely informed by the political mood of the day, but it is an idea that is long overdue in this state. The current structure is inadequate. There is a void between the Human Relations Commission with its limited jurisdiction and federal action in many cases. Having police shootings and use of force by neutral prosecutors will help give some degree of insulation on those decisions though the radicals who bizarrely Read more