If California couldn't get any loonier, Governor Gavin Newsome signed a bill repealing a law that obligates all abled-bodied civilians to help police officer when requested. Now, understand this is an antiquated law that is irrelevant and probably unnecessary. Police officers today are more trained more skilled than when this law was enacted and a request from a civilian is highly unlikely. Seems to me California has bigger problems to address then some antiquated law. Nevertheless, we must look deeper into Governor Newsom's motivation. Clearly he wants to separate police officers from the "good people" of California. His message is unequivocal: our police officers are an unimportant burden on society. We must ignore their cries for help because they are lesser beings. Their existence is not defenders of law and order but as players of the other team who we compete with every day.
Newsom's view of law enforcement further separates the community from the police. With all the progress local police departments have made bridging the gap has been shattered by a stroke of Newsom’s pen. Programs like Coffee With a Cop which originated in the Golden State (Hawthorne, CA police department).
What a shame.
After all these years there is still a faction of the public who see the police as the enemy and one resides in the California Governor's mansion.
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