“I’m ready to sign this damn thing.” That’s what California Governor Gavin Newsom told a crowd gathered at a ceremony Monday in Sacramento. In so doing, California adopted one of the toughest laws in the country governing the use of force by police officers. The change, from “objectively reasonable” to “necessary,” amends a standard in California policing dating to 1872, which has often been used to justify officer-involved shootings, and frustrated community activists. Newsom also said he hopes the law, which will take effect in January, becomes a model for other states. “As California goes, so goes the rest of the United States of America.”
California is one procedural hurdle away from adopting one of the strictest laws in the country regarding police use of force. After clearing the state senate 34-3 on Monday, Assembly Bill 392 heads to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk. Under the bill, the standard by which use of deadly force by police officers is justified will be elevated from when officers think it is “reasonable” to only when it is “necessary.” The bill was the reflection of a year’s worth of hard-fought compromise between civil rights organizations and police unions. Several police associations remain opposed.
Can politicians be arrested?”
The answer is yes, absolutely. Or, the federal government can issue a “Writ of Quo Warranto” and remove the politician from office.
A “Writ of Quo Warranto” is a notice of demand, issued by a demandant to a respondent claiming a delegated power and filed with a court of competent jurisdiction, to hold a hearing within 3 to 20 days (depending on the distance of the respondent to the court) to present proof insufficient, or if the court to hold the hearing, the respondent must cease to exercise the power. If the power is to hold an office, he/she must vacate the office.
Is California discriminating?
How do you value someone? One way is to give them more than others. How do you say you don’t value someone? You give them less than others, or better yet charge them for the same services you’re giving away to others.
For American citizens the single largest benefit in the Untied States is healthcare. California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has supported a bill that, if approved by the Democratic super majority, will soon provide undocumented immigrants access to free Medi-Cal, the State’s low-income healthcare insurance program.