Reading Time: 3 minutes Police unions are uniquely powerful, as Rafi Schwartz explained for Mic, which makes them a daunting hurdle on the path to reform. They are able to lobby mayors, city council members, county commissioners, and members of police oversight boards to define their own terms of employment and standards of police practice.
Some California Legislators Do the Unthinkable – They Openly Propose the Only Real Solution for Police Reform
Reading Time: 4 minutes A few California legislators are painting targets on their backs by doing what should be done in every state. They are suggesting Use of Deadly Force Laws in the US should meet international standard. They are talking about it publicly, in front of cameras.
This is a watershed moment – and we should all be paying attention.
They are suggesting if there was another option available to you, even if you’re afraid, you cannot resort to “shoot first, ask questions later policing”.