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.
Israel is looking more like America each day. Last week in Tel-Aviv 250,000 people marched in a parade for Gay Pride. Abortion laws in Israel are similar to America. The two cultures are becoming one. America and Donald Trump stand behind Israel in their cause of freedom and independence in a hostile environment of nations in the Middle East that seek to destroy them. Israel has adopted the good of America that is democracy and human rights and the bad which is inner conflicts within the nations between minorities and law enforcement.