After Uvalde, California’s Open Invitation to School Shooters


Thursday’s California State Senate vote to eliminate the requirement that students who threaten violence against school officials must be reported.

Prior to the California law being passed, the existing law required that school officials were “attacked or assaulted by any pupil” and they be reported the incident to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

California adopted the law two days after an 18-year-old gunman shot at a Uvalde elementary school, Texas, killing two adults, and injuring 19 children.

ACLU California Action endorsed the law. It was hailed as a victory for racial equality.

“Students who make contact with law enforcement are less likely than others to graduate high school, and they are more likely to end up in prison or jail.” The organization released a statement saying that these harms are disproportionately felt by students from marginalized groups, such as Black, Indigenous, or Latinx students.

California State Senator Steven Bradford, the bill’s sponsor, stated to the Daily Caller that “our existing system has led us to alarming disparities among the type of students most likely to suffer from these harms.” Students of color, Latinx students, black students, and students with disabilities are often referred to law enforcement and cited.

“SB 1273 will decrease law enforcement involvement in schools and give teachers, administrators, who often are best suited to determine how to support students, the flexibility, power, and power they need,” Bradford explained. “Teachers and administrators will still have the ability to call law enforcement if that is the appropriate response to a particular incident but they won’t be required to.”

California simply has too many problems to even keep count of them all.

I think it’s a good idea to alert police to the possibility of monitoring social media posts by would-be murderers.

ACLU endorsed the language of the bill. According to the ACLU, students who have made contact with law enforcement are less likely than their peers to graduate high school and they are more likely to end up in jail.

The ACLU conveniently overlooks the fact that children often “make contact” with law enforcement. How’s that for a euphemism! They were doing something illegal.

Scared Straight was a documentary I watched 40 years ago. Although I’m not sure if the film gave the children a taste of prison life, it left an impression on me and my friends. Now we are supposed to treat budding criminals like children and hope that they don’t become felons.

This is what we have come to expect from the ACLU. Unfortunately, it’s also what we have come to expect from Sacramento.

The once-Golden State is filled with self-inflicted errors.

California’s water infrastructure was built for half of its current population in the 20th century. The drought-prone state is not serious about building new infrastructure.

California is home to some of the most expensive gasoline in the country, but it is also closing down the nuclear power plants that are needed for electric cars.

Here’s a video by Micheal Shellenberger, longshot California gubernatorial hopeful, that exposes the truth about California’s homeless crisis.

Too long, didn’t you? These “homeless camps” are actually 24/7 opioid flea markets that are ignored by police and subsidized locally by the local governments.

I could go on.

This headline said that “There’s so much wrong with California, I don’t know where it all starts.” But I really don’t know where I should end. I will just quit and remember the state that I loved so many decades ago.


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