Tuesday, September 29, 2020

An excerpt from the New York Daily News

by Nancy Dillion

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has approved a new privacy law stemming from the horrific helicopter crash that killed Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in January.


Thursday, September 24, 2020

An excerpt from the LA Sentinel

This week, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D- Lakewood) announced the formation of the Select Committee on Police Reform and appointed committee members. The committee will continue California’s leadership in police reform and seek measures to ensure public safety.

California has again led the nation by passing some of the strictest police use-of-force standards while also mandating de-escalation and use-of-force training. The legislature also recently sent bills to the Governor’s desk to ban deadly carotid choke holds, reorganize sheriff oversight commissions and increase transparency and impartiality in officer-involved shooting investigations.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

An excerpt from SPECTRUM 1 NEWS

by Danille Prado

The carotid restraint technique involves putting pressure on the side of the neck to restrict the flow of blood.

A Los Angeles legislator, who is also a former police officer, is calling for a statewide ban. Assembly member Mike Gipson, D-Carson, introduced AB 1196, which would make it illegal for officers to use the carotid hold to detain a suspect.

“This measure is a response to the murder of brother George Floyd,” Gipson said at a press conference.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

An excerpt from KTLA News

The son of a California assemblyman from Carson was one of three victims who survived an apparent drive-by shooting that left a fourth victim dead in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles over the weekend, officials said Wednesday.

The intersection of 89th Street and Hobart Avenue in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles, as pictured in a Google Street View image.

Devon Gipson, 32, was shot about 4 p.m. Sunday in the area of 89th Street and Hobart Avenue, Assemblyman Mike Gipson’s office said in a news release.


Monday, February 24, 2020

SACRAMENTO (CBM) – Assemblymember  Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus, has introduced, a new bill, AB 3121. It calls for setting up a task force to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans.

“Existing law,” the language of the legislation reads, “requests the Regents of the University of California to assemble a colloquium of scholars to draft a research proposal to analyze the economic benefits of slavery that accrued to owners and the businesses, including insurance companies and their subsidiaries.”

AB 3121 requires eight members appointed to the task force.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

An excerpt from ABC7 News

Friday, January 17, 2020

An excerpt from the LA Sentinel

From fighting the state’s homelessness crisis to supporting low-performing schools and cutting taxes on small businesses, Gov. Gavin Newsom made a number of bold proposals in his budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

One of the plans that stood out is the state’s effort to rethink incarceration.