LA Teachers Union Calls To “Defund” Police In Schools

See, for all those proclaiming that “defund the police” doesn’t mean defund the police, eliminating the police force, they should pay attention, because in most cases, it means defunding the police, not reducing their budget. “Defund” must not be polling well, shockingly

L.A. Teachers’ Union Calls for Elimination of School Police Force

The United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), representing teachers and support staff in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), called Monday for the elimination of the 400-member police force protecting schools in the district.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the teachers’ union made the announcement at an event with Black Lives Matter leaders, and called the move a step toward dismantling “white supremacy”:

Leaders of United Teachers Los Angeles said Monday they support a movement to eliminate the Los Angeles School Police Department, a force of about 400 that serves the L.A. Unified School District and accounts for about $70 million of the district’s $7.9 billion budget.

“We have to dismantle white supremacy. We must … defund the police and bring in the mental health services that our students need,” said Cecily Myart-Cruz, the incoming president of UTLA, which represents about 30,000 teachers, nurses, counselors and other staff in the school district.

You know what? I think this is a great idea. Let’s pull all those 400 officers from the schools. Let the teacher’s union and other Modern Socialists in Los Angeles deal with solving the violence, assaults, theft, and other crime. Let them deal with students who are beyond unruly. Let them deal with the kids who bring guns and knives. Let them deal with the kids who will assault teachers in the classrooms. Assault the nurses, counselors, and other staff. Steal their cars. Let’s see how well “mental health services” deal with kids in the neighborhoods where cops are required in schools. I’m sure they will totally respond to some hugs, right? And a lecture on their privilege if their aren’t black, right?

Someone asked me on Twitter about going through with defunding in certain places, using them as an experimental group, because we already know liberalism is bat guano insane. Well, see, some of us know it, but, most people need a reminder what hardcore Modern Socialism brings to the table, including your average person who is simply a Democrat voter, not a nutty leftist. Quite frankly, Trump should shut up and not tweet right now, let the Democrats dig their holes. As the saying goes “never interrupt your enemy in the midst of making a mistake.”

What Minneapolis Will Look Like After They Abolish Their Police Department

After a week and a half of national and global demonstrations protesting George Floyd’s death and uplifting the Black Lives Matter movement, nine members of the Minneapolis City Council on Sunday declared their intent to abolish the city’s police department. The nine-person majority behind this action, of 12 members total, presented the public with their veto-proof decision during a rally held by social justice organizations Reclaim the Block and Black Visions Collective at Minneapolis’ Powderhorn Park.

The council members, all of whom individually took to the mic to express their support for disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department, noted in a released statement that “We will be taking intermediate steps towards ending the MPD through the budget process and other policy and budget decisions over the coming weeks and months.”

The ultimate goal, according to the council, is to abolish the MPD entirely, which is still in it’s early stages. However, they detailed that the first steps to this include a commitment to listening to the community about what would better serve them, including listening to what residents think a “police-free future” looks like and engaging with community members “over the next year to identify what safety looks like for everyone.”

See, when they mean “defund”, they mean “defund”. Eliminate. The article is a little short on what Minneapolis will look like, but, I’m betting something like Mogadishu in the 1990’s, at it’s worst. Heck, if you though Detroit was bad with a police force that took an average of 55 minutes to respond, just wait till we get Minneapolis. I’m figuring the tax base of middle and upper class citizens will disappear. The businesses will leave. No one should be surprised if many are trying to get out now. It will be somewhat easy for many businesses that rent/lease their storefonts, but, what of those who own those spots? Same with those who own their homes. Who wants to buy, knowing that the city will soon be a 3rd world lawless zone.

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5 Responses to “LA Teachers Union Calls To “Defund” Police In Schools”

  1. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Funny how liberals are beginning to understand that unions keep the bad employees from being fired.


    • Bkhuna says:

      Just a bit of irony for those of you who like that sort of thing.

      • Kye says:

        The left loves it. The unions defend the lousy employees be they teachers or cops then when something goes awry they blame conservatives or Republicans. It’s a win-win for the mentally challenged.

  2. Jl says:

    Speaking of unions not letting the bad get terminated, this is of course set in the collective bargaining agreement between the city (city council) and the union. This current contract was signed off with a certain Jacob Frey being a council member at the time.

  3. gitarcarver says:

    SRO’s can have a positive effect. They can relate to kids, show them that all cops aren’t bad, stop some violence before it gets out of hand, etc.

    Then you have what happened in Parkland where the SRO did nothing. The first supervisor on the scene did NOTHING.

    While I don’t expect a cop to rush in and necessarily confront a armed shooter, I do expect them to take basic steps to try and make the situation less confusing such as notifying other officers where they are, listen for gunfire, reconnoitering when possible, etc.

    The fired supervisor who hide behind his car without radio contact for 10 minutes was fired and reinstated by an arbitrator with full back pay.

    In my neck of the woods, nearly two weeks apart, a cop heard of a rumor of an angry kid bringing a gun to school. The cop acted. The kid was stopped, apprehended and is getting the help he needs. This happened because the kids were not afraid of the cop and considered him a “friend.”

    In another school, a cop was told by multiple kids that a huge fight was going to take place at 2:30 PM. At 2:15, the cop took his lunch break and left the area without telling anyone. The fight started and at its peak, involved an estimated 300 kids. It took time for other cops to arrive and quell the fight with several adults being arrested, but one has to wonder if the SRO failed in his duties.

    We’ll never know because he was back on duty after his lunch break and back the next day.

    It is always a case of good cops and bad cops.

    Unions too often protect the bad cops.

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