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In the News

September 03, 2020

When the California legislation closed up their session for the year the other night, and after press reporters described the “chaos” at the Capitol, it became clear that state law enforcement had helped block any police reform bills that had been initiated in the shadow of the Black Lives Matter protests. Meanwhile, police keep shooting and killing Black people.

Press Release

September 03, 2020

SACRAMENTO ­– Last night, Senate Bill 731, also known as the Kenneth Ross Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2020, failed passage on the Assembly Floor. The bill was not brought up for a vote due to the legislative deadline imposed by the California State Constitution.

In the News

September 02, 2020

KCBS Radio Anchors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising and KCBS Radio Political Reporter Doug Sovern speak with State Senator Steven Bradford, a Democrat from the Los Angeles County city of Gardena. They discuss the recent legislative session and they failure to pass many key police reform bills. 

In the News

September 02, 2020

SACRAMENTO - After a bill to decertify officers who engage in serious misconduct ran against legislative deadlines Monday, the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) and leadership in the Senate and Assembly agreed to work to pursue the policy next year.

In the News

September 02, 2020

Monday was the final day of the legislative session, and thus the final day for California lawmakers to shuttle bills off the house floors and onto Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk. This was made more difficult by coronavirus-related delays that first eliminated two months, then a handful of the very last workdays before the legislative cutoff for passing bills.