Showing posts with label Mayor Jesse Arreguin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mayor Jesse Arreguin. Show all posts

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

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 every person, a housing and site visitors non-earnings.

"A minor site visitors violation must not have resulted within the homicide of a black or brown body, but on the same time we also can re-look at the character of punitive law enforcement and broken windows policing that makes site visitors enforcement so deadly initially."

The site visitors law enforcement officials will possibly get replaced with a civilian enforcement arm to reveal traffic.

Berkeley's metropolis Council will now create a department of Transportation and use employees in that department to make visitors stops in place of Berkeley law enforcement officials.

In Anambra, three people were killed as they clashed with the police.

  Over the weekend, the situation in the Aguleri village, which is located in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state of Anambra...