It took the end of their world before they said so but this bodes well for us… and promises some quality entertainment in our near future.
Los Angeles City Council unanimously votes to create ‘unarmed response’ teams to answer ‘nonviolent’ 911 calls instead of cops
By Dave Urbanski, 16 October 2020
The Los Angeles City Council voted 14-0 Wednesday to establish unarmed crisis response teams that would answer nonviolent 911 calls instead of police, KTTV-TV reported.
Gosh, why haven’t the regular cops tried this before? Because they can’t magically know in advance that guns will not be needed.
“Today marks a seminal moment in our City’s history in our efforts to reimagine public safety,” Council President Nury Martinez said in a press release, according to the station. “Through this unarmed response pilot for non-violent calls, we will help Angelenos get the mental health and other support services they need from trained professionals. We will also free up police officers to do the work they are trained to do. Ultimately, this will also allow us to provide our Black and Brown communities with the resources they deserve.”
Send deliberately unarmed, vulnerable cops to “service” the ethnic groups most notorious for mob violence and gang warfare? More popcorn, please.
The vote comes in response to the “defund the police” movement sparked by George Floyd’s death in May.
“Calling the police on George Floyd about an alleged counterfeit $20 bill ended his life,” longtime Councilmember Herb J. Wesson, Jr. said, according to KTTV. “If George Floyd had been met with unarmed, trained specialists for the nonviolent crime he was accused of, he would be turning 47 years old today. This plan will save lives, and I’m so proud of my colleagues on the Council for voting to move this forward.”
…the vote was in response to George Floyd’s birthday.
And for the record, resisting arrest for a nonviolent crime is not itself a nonviolent crime. Why, here’s a video of a gorilla who resisted NOT being arrested, complete with flash mob:
The station, citing the press release, said the kinds of calls the unarmed response team would answer include mental health, substance abuse, suicide threats, behavioral distress, conflict resolution, and welfare checks.
None of those are 911-level calls. Of course, people are notorious for calling 911 to report porch piracy and similar nonviolent calls so there’ll be a lot of “120% of 911 calls are handled nonviolently!”
Go run your victory lap, Officer Barbie, then march into that housing project and stop that psychotic tweaker who’s got nothing left to live for. Like this cop did:
Donut has been on a roll lately. Maybe even a croissant.
Sgt. Jeretta Sandoz of the Los Angeles Police Protective League told KTTV that she’s skeptical of the idea, since it’s based on a program in Eugene, Oregon — and Eugene is not Los Angeles.
Sandoz told the station that the Eugene program “serves a population of under 250,000, and that includes 83 percent white and almost all English-speaking.”
SHE SAID IT! SHE SAID IT! WHITE PEOPLE ARE BETTER BEHAVED THAN VIBRANTS! It’s nice to finally get some recognition instead of being picked on because we’re the ethnic group that doesn’t hit back.
And notice, even Officer Barbie wasn’t happy about this idea of going unarmed where angels fear to tread.
KTTV also said it isn’t clear how much the unarmed response teams program would cost or who would be in charge.
It will cost a large fortune in diversity seminars. Come on, now, LA City isn’t doing this to be more efficient or effective. They’re doing it BECAUSE THEY HATE COPS.
It’s a good time to be a spectator.