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.
- 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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