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The Lookout: New Bills Aim to Police the Police; Possibly Give Calif Its First Black Sheriff
April 8, 2021
To serve and protect California's many communities is a daunting responsibility -- from entry level jobs to the highest elected positions in public safety.  Therefore, qualifications to hold these positions are important considerations as those criteria could mean the difference between life and death. ... read more »
Senator Steve Bradford and Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer Make Calif. History as first Two African Americans to Chair the Public Safety Committees
December 17, 2020
This historic first is crucial at this time as they both take on the challenges of police reform, prison guard standards and their modes of operation. ... read more »
A Privacy Bill Kobe Bryant’s Death Inspired Moves Forward
May 28, 2020
On May 20, the California Assembly Public Safety Committee approved a bill that would make it illegal for first responders to take pictures or record video of a deceased person at the scene of an accident or crime. ... read more »
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L.A. Council Members Smith, Wesson Call on Legislators to Act on Gun Control
August 9, 2019
Two Los Angeles City Council members – ironically named Smith and Wesson -- introduced a resolution today calling on state and federal lawmakers to pass gun-control legislation such as banning the sale and possession of assault weapons. ... read more »
Alleged Homeless ‘Dumping’ by Sheriff’s Department Under Examination
June 15, 2018
The incident, which occurred on West 25th Street in San Pedro on Jan. 30, was shown by Buscaino on a large screen inside the council chamber and also posted to his YouTube and Facebook accounts. The councilman said the man was a "clear 5150 patient'' -- the term refers to an involuntary psychiatric hold -- and that the incident occurred a few blocks over the border from Rancho Palos Verdes, which is patrolled by the LASD. ... read more »
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