Oakland Bans School Police. Who are they Going to Call? BLM, Antifa?
A move that only a progressive liberal would find “woke,” Oakland moved to ban the police from all schools. It seems that they forgot why the police were brought to the schools in the first place, to protect teachers and fellow students from gangs and violence.
The Oakland Unified School District abolished its own police force at a school board meeting on Wednesday night, bowing to the wishes of radical left-wing activists and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The decision came a day after the Los Angeles Unified School District board could not agree on a similar proposal. It follows nationwide demands from activists, including many Democrats, to defund or abolish the police.
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The San Jose Mercury News reported:
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.
Meanwhile, across the bay in San Francisco, the board voted to sever ties with the local police department.
Here is the question that has to be asked if they want to cut off ties, who will enforce the laws? If the schools want nothing to do with the police, what will happen if the police inform them they want nothing to do with them? If there is a school shooting, who are they going to call? What about a stabbing, bringing drugs into schools, rape, or is this fine with the boards there?
The police used to not be in the schools; they have to be in now due to the problems with gang violence, do the administrators think the gangs will stop because the police are no longer there? If they do, are they going to be in for a surprise!
If I lived in San Francisco or Oakland, LA, or any of these other liberal controlled areas I would move, make sure I brought my children to where education is what matters, not political correctness.
In the end, it will be the children who will suffer and die because of the idiocy of the people in power, who are more concerned about making a political statement than protecting their wards.
Maybe it is time for the rest of California to free themselves from the liberal oppressors’ tyranny. They should open back up the movement to break free from the control seen coming out of Sacramento.