The Los Angeles Unified School District wants all of the people in the Black Lives Matter and “abolish the police” movements to know that they’ve heard your voices and they are listening. That’s why this week the LAUSD voted to slash tens of millions of dollars from the L.A. Schools Police Department and eliminate more than 100 officers from its ranks. Rather than paying for law enforcement, the funds will be diverted to programs to better assist Black students, including the Black Student Achievement Plan. During a virtual school board hearing, the board got an earful from some parents who wanted to know who would be responsible for ensuring the safety of the students in the event of a crisis. Not to worry, parents. They had an answer to that question as well. (CBS Los Angeles)
The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday voted to cut 133 positions from the L.A. School Police Department, ban the use of pepper spray on students and divert $25 million in funding cut from the department to better support Black students.
During the virtual meeting, the board heard from both supporters and opponents of the move…
“My question to you is, who’s going to take up the role of school safety if you eliminate all of the security guards, your police force, that is there to protect the students,” another attendee said.
The remaining officers of the LASPD will now be barred from carrying pepper spray on the job. This is another strange obsession on the left these days. Everyone wants to ban pepper spray. But the reality out on the streets is that pepper spray is one of the most common tools of non-lethal force available. When violence breaks out, particularly among the older students, if you take away the pepper spray, pretty much everything else the officers have left, ranging from batons to firearms, is going to do a lot more damage.