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L.A. City Council Passes Motion to Replace Police with ‘Crisis Response’ for ‘Non-violent’ Calls

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by PatMiles, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. PatMiles

    PatMiles Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    L.A. City Council Passes Motion to Replace Police with 'Crisis Response' for 'Non-violent' Calls

    The Los Angeles City Council passed a motion Tuesday to replace Los Angeles Police Department officers with unarmed “crisis response” personnel to be assigned to “non-violent calls for service” such as “neighbor disputes.”

    The motion, introduced by Councilmember Herb Wesson and five colleagues on the 15-member council, would:

    1. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) and the City Administrative Officer (CAO), with assistance from the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Housing Services Authority and in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and other relevant government service providers, to develop an unarmed model of crisis response that would divert non-violent calls for service (mental health crisis, substance abuse, neighbor disputes etc.) away from LAPD to the appropriate non-law enforcement agencies.
    2. INSTRUCT the CLA to analyze and report back on programs utilized both domestically and internationally such as CAHOOTS in Eugene, Oregon as well other models of crisis intervention.
    An explanatory paragraph says, in part:

    According to the Motion, budget cuts in social services have resulted in law enforcement taking on a greater role in dealing with homelessness, mental health and even COVID-19 related responses. Los Angeles has gone from asking the police to be part of the solution, to being the only solution for problems they should not be called on to solve in the first place. As Los Angeles Country engages in a national conversation on the re-imaging of public safety, the City of Los Angeles should look to be a leader and act boldly to structurally change how it delivers services to its residents, particularly those who have been historically marginalized and neglected. In order to properly service the most vulnerable, the City of Los Angeles should look to advance non-law enforcement solutions in circumstances that are non-criminal.

    Local Fox affiliate KTTV noted that Wesson would be “working on the project with members of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles.”

    Mayor Eric Garcetti announced earlier this month that the city would be cutting up to $150 million from the LAPD budget — more than 10% of the total — for redistribution in “communities of color.”

    Breitbart News reported Monday that morale in the LAPD is at a “record low.”

    When one of the "non-violent" calls (mental health crisis, substance abuse, neighbor disputes etc.) goes south and "crises response" person gets assaulted or killed, the buck will get passed faster than a pin ball!
    It is going to happen!
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  2. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    I can’t wait to see this new system implode.
  3. beasty 1

    beasty 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2014
    The state that pushes the hardest to take your guns away because "this isn't the wild,wild west" Is trying to turn this country into the wild wild west. I think when it turns to a constant killing they'll go for a all out gun grab for everybody's gun for "our own good."
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2020
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  4. Rick Barker

    Rick Barker Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2009
    Victim: “OMG, Quick dial 911,”

    Police Dispatch:. “This is the Los Angles Non-police, Department, how may I help you today?”

    Caller: “ Yeah, hey, McDonalds screwed up my wife’s takeout order, can you send someone out here?”

    Yeah, that will work.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2020
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  5. aloha one

    aloha one TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Dec 22, 2006
    LOL I'd like to see some of those fruity crisis response teams try to take guns away in some of our less friendly neighborhoods. They will need a calculator to count the dead.
  6. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Indiana, heart is still in Texas
    Since we are eliminating Police for the convenience of street thugs, I have a request.

    Maybe we could outlaw burglar alarm systems and dead bolts on buildings for the convenience of burglar's. To prove I am open to the safety of all thieves. maybe we should pass a law to force car owners to leave their cars unlocked and the keys above the visor.
  7. jfoh

    jfoh Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Is there anything dumber than disarming the police and then expecting them to go out on calls to deal with citizens already pissed off who might be armed? Worse everyone knows that you are not armed which puts you at a disadvantage.

    Wonder if this could not be a major lawsuit coming. Police are often union members. If a union member has his work conditions altered by management without warning or input that seems like a legal problem. The police were hired with the understanding that they could be armed to protect themselves. Now they are told they can’t. Certainly some lives will be lost. That is a class action case in the making.
  8. Don-mx3

    Don-mx3 Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    So. Cal.
    aloha one thanked this.