Very few of the police reforms proposed following the killing of George Floyd are novel approaches to public safety. To the contrary, most are long-standing, common-sense ideas that continue to languish because police unions and other lobbying groups keep saying “no,” despite attempts to accommodate their concerns.
Sacramento — Yesterday, Dr. Shirley N. Weber was officially sworn in by Governor Gavin Newsom as California’s first African American Secretary of State and the fifth African American to serve as a Constitutional officer in the state’s 170-year history.
Sacramento-The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) is dismayed by the decision of the Kentucky grand jury’s decision to limit indictments in the Breonna Taylor case to former officer Brett Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Two other officers involved in Taylor’s death escaped prosecution. As Hankinson’s charges stem from his firing into neighboring apartments, this indictment neither acknowledges nor vindicates Breonna Taylor’s death and reflects a legal system that shields officers from real accountability.
Sacramento – The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) issues a legislative update following the last day of the 2019-2020 session. Members of the CLBC successfully authored dozens of bills.
The list below is the endorsed legislation headed to the Governor’s desk:
- SB 203 Bradford would require youth under the age of 18 to consult with legal counsel before waiving their constitutional rights and before police begin interrogating.
1978-1994 | California State Assembly
Sacramento-It is with heavy hearts that the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) Members bid farewell to our former Chair and colleague, the Honorable Gwen Moore, who passed away today. Gwen Moore was born on October 28, 1940, in Los Angeles, California where she earned her BA and MA in Public Administration. She was a community college professor and a former elected member of the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees before her distinguished career as a member of the California State Assembly for 16-years.
Capitol Dome to be Lit Up in Red, Black and Green on Friday, June 19