By Duncan Smith
The Left-wing anarchy stemming from the unfortunate and unnecessary death of George Floyd at the hands of a bad Minneapolis police officer is spreading.
Bowing to the unreasonable demands of Black Lives Matter activists, the board of the Oakland Unified School District voted unanimously Wednesday to eliminate their entire school police force, as if that will make kids safer (and as if school police were ‘systematically racist’ and routinely harming them).
According to the San Jose Mercury News:
In a unanimous vote, the board passed the 'George Floyd Resolution to Eliminate Oakland Schools Police Department.' The annual $2.5 million spent on the 10 sworn officers and police administrators is instead expected to be redirected toward other student support services and restorative justice efforts.
Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell has from August until Dec. 31 to build a new alternative safety plan, which will include input from a committee of community members and other stakeholders.
Of the nearly 30 speakers who addressed the board Wednesday, all were in favor of the elimination of the police force. Some spoke about how black and brown students can feel dehumanized, disrespected and generally not safe with having police on campus. Others urged the board to set an example for the nation in their act of removing police.
The organization Black Organizing Project helped craft and bring the resolution to the board. Jessica Black, its organizing director, addressed the board about the importance of the resolution and her organization's fight for the last 10 year[s] to remove the police from schools.
Seriously, at a time when — unfortunately — school shootings are a ‘thing,’ how in the world could anyone rationalize eliminating armed, professional police officers assigned to protect them?
And will there be enough sane parents in Oakland to demand that the board reverse its decision?
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