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Palo Alto bans police from using neck holds, eyes further improvements

Original post made on Jun 13, 2020

Facing calls for police reforms in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, City Manager Ed Shikada announced Thursday that Palo Alto officers will be prohibited from using neck holds to restrain individuals.

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Posted by Justsayin
a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 13, 2020 at 12:11 am

New reforms

- Hi, may I talk to you about that woman you assaulted? Oh, well here is my card. Maybe we can talk about this later

- Would it be ok if I put you in handcuffs? Oh, well here is my card. Maybe we can talk about this later

- If you could get into my Police car I would be most appreciative. Oh, well here is my card. Maybe we can talk about this later

- Do I have your permission to look at your criminal record? Oh, well here is my card. Maybe we can talk about this later


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Posted by ReallyLiveHere
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jun 14, 2020 at 5:17 pm

The fundamental problem is that cops have immunity,and racist cops dont care about policy. Its just words. We need to fundamentally change who responds to most incidents, what the expectations are, and shrink our police force by booting the racists


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Posted by Midtown Local
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 15, 2020 at 2:49 pm

I completely agree with the author of this piece that enacting the 8 Can't Wait policies is just the first step. We need to have procedures in place to ensure that the policies are followed, and enforcement when they aren't. PA Police have already been showing bad faith in the handling of past incidents of excessive force, so we've gotten well past the stage of giving them any benefit of the doubt. We need to hold all officers accountable.

I applaud the task force that'll be working on this. Let's keep the energy up until we have police officers and other social safety personnel that are effective and that we can trust.


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