Democrats in the state of California are continuing to go down an anti-police path as they are working to outlaw multiple uses of police K-9s, citing they represent present and historical racism. Because, as we all know well by now, everything, everything is racist. At least if you’re a left-wing radical. Plenty of those to go around.
According to a new report published by the Daily Wire, “Assembly Bill 742, introduced on February 13 by Democratic Assemblymembers Corey Jackson (Perris) and Ash Kalra (San Jose), would end the use of K-9 units for arrest, apprehension, and crowd control. Police dogs would still be permitted in other situations, such as explosives detection and search and rescue missions.”
“From the brutal attempts to quell the Civil Rights movement, Black Lives Matter protests, and their day-to-day use in law enforcement, police K-9s remain a gross misuse of force and victimize black and brown people, disproportionately,” Jackson stated during a press conference where he announced the bill last week. “The need for AB 742 is apparent, not only through a historic perspective but also through the clear racial disparities we see every year.”
“In a press release, the assemblyman cited research that said that black and Latino individuals are more likely to be involved in K-9 apprehensions. According to Jackson, 65% of those seriously injured by police dogs in 2021 were ‘people of color,'” the Daily Wire report said.
“Jackson said using police dogs for matters such as apprehensions of suspects has racist roots back to the days of slavery, noting that AB 742’s role is largely meant to remedy past racial wrongs,” the report added.
“I’m always looking for ways to atone for the past,” the Democrat went on to say. “How do we get out systemic racism? How do we get out racism in our narratives? And how do we make sure that we erase practices that are currently being done today that were originated and perfected on our ancestors?”
Jackson went on to quote Malcolm X, a black nationalist, who said that, “the white man has traded in white sheets for police badges and K9s.”
There’s been a whole lot of pushback against the legislation, especially from local law enforcement officers and departments. Officials have attempted to underscore the critical role that K-9 units play in helping to keep police safe and protect suspects from the use of potentially deadly force.
Sheriff Mark Lamb of Pinal County in Arizona sat down for an interview with One America News last week where he said that he’s “absolutely seen cases where lethal force would have been justified, and was likely going to be used next had the [police] dog not been effective.”
“The dogs are extremely valuable,” Sheriff Lamb added later in the interview. “And the fact that they want to take this away seems to be contradicting what they want across this country, which is more and more reform. So, I can’t understand what they’re trying to do.”
Tonight on Real America!
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The measure in question could be heard in a committee as early as next month.
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