After George Floyd's Death, CA Legislator Introduces Bill to Ban Chokeholds

An excerpt from SPECTRUM 1 NEWS

by Daniela 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.

Son of state assemblyman who authored gun law ID’d as victim in Gramercy Park shooting

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.

California Black Caucus Chair Introduces “Reparations” Bill

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.”

Youth Explore Solutions To Gu Violence And Trauma In Black And Brown Communities

An excerpt from the Daily Breeze

The meeting began with a moment of silence to remember the six people who were killed in a New Jersey shooting.

The country's latest episode of mass gun violence occured just hours before nearly 50 students and community members met Tuesday night, Dec. 10, at Banning High School in Wilmington for a town hall to discuss that very issue.