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As a result, the charter limited the mayor’s direct power over the police department and removed politicians from meddling in officer discipline.THE HIDDEN OBSTACLE TO POLICE ACCOUNTABILITYMAX FELKER-KANTORAPRIL 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s not unheard of for parties to meddle in the other side’s primary like this to land their preferred opponent, but rarely have they gone so all-in on it.WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TODAY’S ELECTIONS IN KANSAS, MICHIGAN AND MISSOURINATHANIEL RAKICH (NATHANIEL.RAKICH@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)AUGUST 4, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
A royal decree (December 31, 1622) orders the Dominicans in the Philippines not to meddle in affairs of government.THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
His motto was, "Grab a dollar to-day—but don't meddle with it if it interferes with a thousand dollars in ten years."SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
The turtle explains (l. 514) that it is better to be silent than to meddle with things which one does not understand.CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Myles deposed, in 1592, that henceforth Burbage "would not suffer her to meddle in the premises, but thrust her out of all."SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYHOUSESJOSEPH QUINCY ADAMS
Good Cousin Pontalier, meddle with thatThat shall concerne thyselfe.THE FATAL DOWRYPHILIP MASSINGER
When kings shall cease to meddle with theology, theological quarrels will no longer be a thing to fear.SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
Science should recognise its own limitations and not meddle in attempted explanations of the inexplicable.ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
The queen did not meddle in affairs of state; she bore fifteen children, and had many domestic virtues.THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT

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