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In a Major Move, City ENDS Police Traffic Stops, Will Cut the Police Budget in Half

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As TFTP said in advance this week, the city of Berkeley, California proposed ending police traffic enforcement. The pass comes after claims that cops all too frequently strengthen minor visitors stops into deadly situations. The council authorized Mayor Jesse Arreguin's omnibus degree, which includes elements, which includes developing a department of Transportation that will make and put into effect visitors stops, as opposed to make use of Berkeley police officers, rent a consultant to investigate police calls and responses, and determine which calls may be replied by way of non-cops, as well as placing a goal to lessen the police budget via 50%. The Berkeley city Council had recently authorised a metropolis price range that decreased police department spending with the aid of $nine.two million, or approximately 12% of the police finances. "most visitors stops don't actually warrant a police officer," stated Darrell Owens, the co-executive of East Bay for ev

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

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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'