It has finally come to this…
The Oakland School District has recently stated that they are abolishing their own police force. The Los Angeles School District was unable to decide on what they wanted to do, but Oakland bowed down to the extreme leftists and decided to listen to them.
A report from The San Jose Mercury News states:
In an unanimous vote, the board passed the “George Floyd Resolution to Eliminate Oakland Schools Police Department.” The annual $2.5 million spent on the 10 sworn officers and police administrators is instead expected to be redirected toward other student support services and restorative justice efforts.
Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell has from August until Dec. 31 to build a new alternative safety plan, which will include input from a committee of community members and other stakeholders.
Of the nearly 30 speakers who addressed the board Wednesday, all were in favor of the elimination of the police force. Some spoke about how black and brown students can feel dehumanized, disrespected and generally not safe with having police on campus. Others urged the board to set an example for the nation in their act of removing police.
The organization Black Organizing Project helped craft and bring the resolution to the board. Jessica Black, its organizing director, addressed the board about the importance of the resolution and her organization’s fight for the last 10 year[s] to remove the police from schools.
Police are there at schools to provide safety from gang violence or mass shooting, but now with the abolishing of police in the Oakland district, the protection is gone.
When will the insanity stop? Read the full story here.
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