Berkeley weighs creating unarmed traffic division as part of police reform

Berkeley weighs creating unarmed traffic division as part of police reform

Berkeley is considering a proposal to shift traffic enforcement from armed police to unarmed city workers. This is being done in an attempt to curb racial profiling and reduce law-enforcement encounters, especially for blacks. African Americans accounted for half of 608 traffic stops conducted by Berkeley police between mid-Mar. and mid-Jun. this year, despite making up 8% of the population.

KCooper
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Neil
Neil 4 weeks

If even a single one of these brave men or women are shot on the line of duty, every single one of the coward politicians who signs this should serve jail time.

Christian
Christian 4 weeks

Do they not realize how dangerous traffic stops are? I pray for whoever takes that job first.

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