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Gov. Newsom signs landmark police use-of-force bill

Original post made on Aug 20, 2019

California will soon have a tougher new legal standard for the use of deadly force by police, under legislation Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Monday that was inspired by last year's fatal shooting of a young, unarmed man in Sacramento.

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Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 20, 2019 at 1:18 pm

So what are officers supposed to do? Ask the subject of a domestic violence report whether the gun he is pointing at the officer is real, or a pellet gun?

Cops will never be able to win this kind of duel.

Seems like the new strategy for bad hombres is to always say that their gun is just a pellet gun.

96 people like this
Posted by Insanity
a resident of Monta Loma
on Aug 20, 2019 at 2:40 pm

This is insane. Make the police so worried about PC BS that our safety is now at risk. Like tying one hand behind their back and saying, now go keep everyone safe.

When are people going to WAKE UP to his ridiculous pandering?

68 people like this
Posted by Criminals first
a resident of Bailey Park
on Aug 20, 2019 at 2:52 pm

@ MV Resident - the police are just supposed to hope that the criminals don't blow their head off. And if they do, they should just consider themselves collateral damage because criminals aren't expected to be responsible for keeping themselves alive by abiding by the laws. We're busy teaching criminals that their rights supersede those of all others, including the cops.

57 people like this
Posted by Jake O.
a resident of Rengstorff Park
on Aug 20, 2019 at 2:58 pm

Thank you Gov. Newsom! Because of you, I can sleep easy tonight.

Just kidding

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Posted by Registered to vote
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 20, 2019 at 3:32 pm

This is a travesty. I'd expect police departments will have difficulty in recruiting good officers due to this law. As a result we will have less and less law enforcement. We will need to carry and defend ourselves. Wild wild west here we come!!

42 people like this
Posted by Criminals first
a resident of Bailey Park
on Aug 20, 2019 at 3:44 pm

@Registered to Vote- I was thinking the same thing. You'd have to be crazy to be a cop these days. The end result of Black Lives Matter will be more black lives lost to black-on-black crime where cops don't want to intervene.

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Posted by Sitting duck
a resident of another community
on Aug 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm

So lemme get this straight... The Democratic People's Republic of Kalifornia wants to eliminate the right to own firearms AND wants to cripple police at the same time?

Sounds like a winning formula... For criminals...

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