Police use-of-force standard pushed through California Assembly

For an hour and a half this morning, California lawmakers lined up to speak for or against (but mostly for) one of the most high-profile bills of the year. One member of the Assembly, a former state cop, choked back tears as he wrestled with the implications of his vote.

But when the rolls opened on AB392, which would make it harder for police to legally justify killing a civilian, the tally wasn’t even close. The Assembly passed the bill, 67 to 0, with 13 members abstaining.
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12 Responses to Police use-of-force standard pushed through California Assembly

  1. nonncom says:

    This is good news for the rest of the country, as it most likely will mean a rush to California by crooks who do not want to be shot at…..hell, if that’s how I made my livin’ that’s what I’d do…..

  2. Antibubba says:

    Bullshit. It just means cops can’t plead “I was afraid for my life” because they had to step out of the car.

  3. Nemo says:

    I’m shocked, SHOCKED I tell you that police any where are killing innocent civilians.

    In other news the SJC rejected the appeal of the officer who shot an unarmed black man in the back in 2015, then claimed self defense at trial. You’ll recall this one, it’s the one where the officer was recorded, unbeknownst, shooting at the guy, who was running away, then planting a gun at the scene.

  4. Eod1sg Ret says:

    When soldiers in combat have tighter ROE than cops, something has gone wrong. If you’re afraid for your life, get another job. And my youngest is a Sheriffs Deputy and combat veteran.

  5. Chris Mallory says:

    I saw a video the other day, guy was outside his apartment building picking up trash with a 5 gallon plastic bucket and an plastic and aluminum Handi-grabber. Cop came up and started hassling the guy. The guy wasn’t having any of it and told the cop to go preform an unnatural sex act. Then the cop pulled his pistol and started whining that he was in fear for his life because the bucket and handi grabber were “weapons”. Ended up with 6 cops on scene and the supervisor finally calming things down.
    If a handi grabber and a plastic bucket put you in fear for your life, you probably need to buy some kotex and Massengill. Because partner, you are one giant pussy.

    I love how cops think they can walk behind a person or step up into chest bumping range and it is OK, since they are cops. But if you do the same to them, you are a threat.

    Fuck the police. Fuck Pelosi. Fuck Trump. Fuck McConnell. Fuck Schumer.

  6. Mark R says:

    They ( the cops ) brought this upon themselves.

  7. Curtis says:

    CA finally does something right. I’m sick of cops getting away with murder. Those pussies wear bullet proof vests and shoot at the slightest or non-existant provocation because they’re ‘terrified’ for their lives. Fuck ’em. Man up and pretend you’re there to protect and to serve, not kill everything in sight. Leave that to Mattis and the Marines.

  8. Unclezip says:

    So, in the one pigs view, dissing the po-po is good for a killing. Damn. And he’s a ‘conservative’, at that.

  9. Jeremy says:

    When the SWAT team kicks in the wrong door and kills a law abiding citizen, every member of that team should hang for capital murder. When we do lock out at work every member is responsible to ensure everything is done by the book. Why should they get a passe?

  10. Dan says:

    I predict this will be one !aw that many prosecutors will ignore. Since it’s the DA who decides whether or not charges are filed there is no meaningful mechanism to insure compliance with this or any law. It remains the same…..some are above the law.

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