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For the First Time in the US, City Proposes Ending Police Enforcement of Traffic Laws

In what is being touted as a first in the country proposal, the City of Berkeley, California has proposed ending police site visitors enforcement. The go comes after claims that police officers all too regularly enhance minor visitors stop into lethal situations. "Most site visitors stops do not without a doubt warrant a police officer," stated Darrell Owens, the co-executive of East Bay for Everyone, a housing and visitors non-profit. "A minor site visitors violation ought to no longer have resulted in the homicide of a black or brown body, however at the equal time we can additionally re-evaluate the nature of punitive regulation enforcement and damaged home windows policing that makes site visitors enforcement so lethal to commence with." The officers who proposed ending police site visitors enforcement dispelled any preconceived notions that this would permit hazardous criminals and drunks to rule the roads. Instead, in accordance with the report, Berkeley'