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WTF California: Police Reform Proposed for Antioch Plus Lawmakers Approve Stimulus for Californians

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On this episode of WTF California, we discuss Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpes press conference announcing police reform proposals for the Antioch Police Department. We go through each of his proposals. State Lawmakers approve $600 stimulus payments to those making $30k or less, Los Angeles County to resume limited in-person classes next week, Meanwhile, Senator Cortese proposes $1k a month payments to foster youths who age out of the system while Senator Wiener introduces bill to decriminalize possession and personal use of Psychedelics.

 

Show Overview

  • Antioch Mayor Unveils Police Reform Proposals
    On Monday, Antioch Mayor Lamar Thorpe held a press conference to unveil police reform proposals that he will be bringing forward to the city council in March.

    • Mental Health Crisis Response Team
    • Police Training
    • Demilitarization the Antioch Police Department
    • Increase Policing Accountability
    • Establish Interim City Council Committee for Police Oversight
    • Improving Police Hiring Practices:
    • Establish New Chief of Police Hiring Process
    • Establish Notification System to Inform Mayor, City Council City Manager, city Attorney of when they should be notified of police incidents
  • California OKs $600 stimulus payments for 5.7 million people
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The California Legislature has approved $600 payments for about 5.7 million people.
  • State lawmakers approve $600 stimulus payments for 5.7M Californians
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Monday cleared the way for 5.7 million people to get at least $600 in one-time payments, part of a state-sized coronavirus relief package aimed at helping lower-income people weather what they hope is the last legs of the pandemic.
  • LAUSD will resume limited in-person classes next week, with wider school reopening expected in April
    Los Angeles schools will resume some services next week for a small percentage of students with special needs, Supt. Austin Beutner announced Monday.
  • Sacramento Mom Says Catholic School Expelled Her 3 Kids Over Her Only Fans Account
    SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento mom says her three young kids were expelled from a catholic school because she sells sexy videos online. The principal at Sacramento’s Sacred Heart Parish School says the family is no longer welcome and they can’t even pick up their things left in class.
  • Senator Cortese Introduces Legislation to Provide Universal Basic Income to Foster Youth in California
    Senator Dave Cortese (D-San Jose), has introduced, SB 739, the “Universal Basic Income for Transition Age Foster Youth Act”, which would provide direct cash assistance through a statewide universal basic income (UBI) Pilot Program for the approximately 3,000 youth who age out of Extended Foster Care in California each year.
  • Senator Wiener Introduces Legislation to Decriminalize Possession and Personal Use of Psychedelics
    SACRAMENTO Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) introduced Senate Bill 519, which decriminalizes the possession and personal use of the following substances: psilocybin, psilocyn, 3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (“MDMA”), Lysergic acid diethylamide (“LSD”), ketamine, Dimethyltryptamine (“DMT”), mescaline (excluding peyote*), and ibogaine. Research from top medical universities like Johns Hopkins, Yale, UCLA and NYU shows that these substances can have therapeutic and medical benefits, and decriminalizing their personal use is part of the larger movement to end the racist War on Drugs and its failed and destructive policies.

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3 comments

Jake Feb 23, 2021 - 7:25 am

I would like to hear what APD has to say in response to that fake ass press conference. Thorpe also needs to share when he found out about the death of Mr. Quinto in December. Why did it take a month to say something?
Mr. Thorpe has now lied multiple times on record whether its his 8 can’t wait request, misleading people on body cameras, and now claiming he didn’t know where Mike Barbanica was. This man cannot be trusted even if he does have some good ideas. He blames the previous mayor, ANYONE on the council can bring anything forward.

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Bill Moon Feb 23, 2021 - 7:55 am

Another great episode and thanks for going item by item on Thorpes press conference yesterday. I agree with the both of you, Thorpe gets a C grade until we have more details. I also like Burkholders idea that now that Thorpe puts this out, let the Chief go line by line and talk about what is being done or not being done because like the both of you, APD is already doing a lot of what Thorpe is proposing and just another press conference to hear himself talk. Throwing Barbanica under the bus like that was petty and uncalled for but then again, we are talking about Lamar Thorpe.

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Jerry Feb 23, 2021 - 8:26 am

Remember everyone. There is no plan to reduce crime by this city council, just blame it on the police department and handicapping them even more.

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