Obama official: Calif. police department sets good example
The executive director of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing said Oakland policing is one to emulate
San Francisco Chronicle
OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Police Department is an example of what police agencies across the nation should emulate in the post-Ferguson era, the executive director of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing said Thursday...
Oakland CA. A place to emulate. The second most dangerous big city in America.
Now let's look at what the new Chief of the Oakland Police, Police Chief Sean Whent is doing:
"...Ceasefire is one in a slew of changes to Oakland’s police culture, and it dovetails with other measures, such as the near-universal use of body cameras, a new foot-chase policy that bans officers from chasing suspects who jump backyard fences, and a “pipeline project” to set aside up to 40 seats in the cadet program for graduates of Oakland public schools, beginning in October.
“It’s a way of sending a very clear message that we want people from this community to be the guardians of this community,” Schaaf said.
Such reforms are essential, Davis said, at a time of heightened scrutiny and national protests over police misconduct.
“When a new police chief comes in, in many cases you’re starting a reconciliation process,” he said. “Part of that process is the acknowledgment in the role that law enforcement has played in Jim Crow, or the disparate arrests of young men of color.”
In the mid-’90s, Oakland police arrested roughly 30,000 people per year, and saw those statistics as a benchmark of success, according to Whent. Now, he said, the department arrests between 11,000 and 12,000 people a year — yet crime has dropped..."
No kidding. You basically say "crooks, run off and we won't chase" and then decide to inject your academy with "Boyz from the Hood". That will really make your department efficient.
There are reasons cops don't live in the areas we patrol. Why don't you see a lot of cop cars in River Oaks, the richest subdivision in Houston? Because there is no crime there. The reason you do see a lot of cop cars in "Da Hood" is because that is where the crime is. And that is why cops don't live there. If the turd who busted up his "Baby's Moma" is arrested and knows where the cop lives, he will go after that cop's family. And sorry, I'm not going to subject my family to that. Maybe chief and mayor, if you want to show a good example to us, get out of your fenced in area and guarded neighborhood you live in and move to "Da Hood". And give up your taxpayer provided security and tell us how good it is.
Typical liberal crap.