Skip to comments.Oakland school board abolishes its police force with unanimous vote
Posted on 06/25/2020 7:15:48 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Oakland's school board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to abolish the school district police force by January, adopting the "George Floyd Resolution to Eliminate the Oakland Schools Police Department."
Citing the disproportionate arrests of Black students by Oakland's school police, as well as the district's "obligation to promote the healthy development of each one of its students" and the many alternative ways to handle discipline inside schools, the board directed the superintendent to take steps required to eliminate the department.
From the 2015-2016 school year through 2019-2020, Black students have accounted for 73 percent of arrests in city schools but just 26 percent of enrollment, according to the resolution.
This "preemptive policing," according to the resolution, is undermining the economic and public health of Oakland's Black community and restricting access to graduation and opportunity.
"This moment is a culmination of years of hard fought advocacy, youth and family leadership and community work," the Black Organizing Project, which has pushed for years for Oakland Unified School District to eliminate its police, said in a statement. "We are overwhelmed with emotion and filled with gratitude for this historic win," the group said in its statement.
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I wonder how safe a STATUE of a POLICE would fare these days? Hmmmmmm
Let the shootings begin.
Oakland discovers a way to reduce arrests of black criminals!
Just when you thought Oakland could not get any worse.
Time to RUN from Oakland!
This all began back in the 80’s in Oakland with Ebonics and “Racial Profiling”
This was their real goal all along.
This is a win?
For communism yeah. They couldve just changed the rules to give black students one free pass.
Also - abolishing the police department allows them to take crime statistics off the books.
Now, these facilities will really be the training ground for the new red guard.
They’ll wish they hadn’t done this. Watch for a big uptick of parents choosing other school options.
When abortion and thousands of gang murders are just not enough to control the black population ...
I’m sure teachers will feel a lot safer now that there will be no school police.
Hope they have the social worker’s number on speed dial.
Democracy. Let’s see how it works out for them.
This is going to end well(/sarcasm).
I don't know why that is suspect. Take a look at the crime rates where they live.
Just setting it up for more slaughter in the Schools
My High Schools didn’t have cops. We did just fine.
It appears to me that this doesn’t go far enough and we need a supplemental Law to Strengthen the bonds of our city.
I propose that:
ALL Public Employee’s of the City of Oakland Shall be Terminated Immediately and All pension Benefits forfeited for ANY Public Employee that goes Outside the Public School System for ANY Educational Purpose for their offspring.
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