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California Governor Gavin Newsom called for statewide use-of-force standard

California Governor Gavin Newsom called for statewide use-of-force standard

Gavin Newsom, California Governor, called on Friday for a statewide use-of-force standard for police as the U.S. wrestle with protests over the killing of George Floyd. He explained in a press conference that he would seek a ban on ’carotid holds.’ He claimed he would work with the California Legislative Black Caucus, community leaders, and law enforcement officials on creating the new standards.

Ben Song
Ben Song
SomeGuyWhoDoesThings 4 months

A carotid artery choke is the best way to render someone unconscious and no longer a threat, to ban it because one cop (not even in your state) used it IMPROPERLY and for longer than he should’ve on a man with health problems (on drugs, and heart troubles IIRC) is short sighted and stupid. Better training for the department about this kind of incident I could see, removing a proven less than leathal takedown technique is shortsighted and stupid.

Laughter in the Shadows
Laughter in the Shadows 4 months

So will it really only be about the neck thing or will they add stupid things that prevent police from protecting themselves?

harbringer F
harbringer F 4 months

Look Minneapolis police are poorly trained this isn't the first example. But saying all police are as poorly trained and need abolishing is an admission government hasn't done it's job.

paddy 4 months

"calling for" it doesn't make it a a rule. It's a feel-good statement meant to appease idiots. Rest assured newsoms goons would have no problem applying choke holds to his detractors if that's what it took.

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 4 months

In its place: a kick to the nuts.

sky 4 months

It doesn't matter if you ban holds or any other thing the fact that white boy's shooting up schools or holiday camp sites full of kids or cinemas are still alive but the moment any black person including small children walks down the street they have a genuine reason to be fearful of the police and know that they may loose there life it a disgrace and it is pure racism

Fin 4 months

Not enough need need ethics and standards revisions and clearer definition of certain zero tolerance zero immunity for specific acts that are reprehensible. Including the loss of your certification with or without court convictions.... You also need to provide cops with ptsd tools and help that don't hurt good police... But it's a start

Fin 4 months

Gov. U have Simi valley... U could request a company to design a video type game that puts potential hires into scenarios that force choices they make.... Gaging propensity for inappropriate responses... And use it in training already hired.... Could be a great tool for hiring and retention..... Some of these young hirers are often gamers learning responses that send automatic shoot kill choices... Like assassins creed m call of duty...making that the kind of corrosive muscle memory the one that tunnel visions a cop......

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