Tomorrow morning bright and early, San Diego ACLU and I are flying up to State Capitol in Sacramento to lobby CA Senators and Assemblymembers on bills #AB931
the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act (authored by #UCLA
triple alumna Asm. Dr. Shirley Weber) and #SB1421
Right to Know About Serious Uses of Force and Proven Police Misconduct (authored by Sen. Nancy Skinner). These bills do NOT put police officers at greater risk nor stop them from effectively doing their jobs. Let’s restore peace, faith, and trust back into our communities..
⚖️ AB 931: Under current law, police can use deadly force whenever an “objectively reasonable” officer would have done so under the same circumstances, regardless of whether there was an immediate threat to life or bodily security, or whether there were available alternatives. Of the 15 police departments with the highest per capita rates of police killings in the nation, 5 are in CA: Bakersfield, Stockton, Long Beach, Santa Ana, and San Bernardino. Police in Kern County have killed more people per capita than in any other US county. Let’s restore trust and faith in our police departments and vote YES on AB 931..
⚖️ SB 1421: will allow public access to the investigation records related to a law enforcement officer’s use of deadly force, discharge of a firearm, on the job sexual assault, or work-related dishonesty. CA is one of the most secretive states in the nation when it comes to public access to law enforcement records. More conservative red states likes Alabama, Ohio, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, etc. have disclosure laws more extensive than what is proposed in this bill..
⚖️ Please call 1-855-622-9310 and email your CA Senators and Assemblymembers telling them to vote YES on AB 931 and SB 1421.... wish us luck! Thank you SD ACLU for choosing me to be a part of this lobbying group 👏🏽💪🏽💗 #BlackLivesMatter #ACLU #RightToKnow #SayHerName @loganlaurice @lenawaithe @shaunking