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Sep 21 – Monthly Meeting – Senate Bill 731 Policies, Politics and Next Steps

Meeting virtually by Zoom.

When: Monday, September 21: Meeting starts at 6:30 PM but please start checking in at 6:00 PM, to help us get the meeting started on time.

Where: Zoom registration is required – if you’re a clubmember or participant click here to register ahead of time. All of the details on how to join will be provided – including dial-in details from a landline.

Our meetings are available live on our  YouTube channel. Someone will monitor the chat to text into the meeting relevant questions or comments that may be asked there. 

Program Senate Bill 731 
Policies, Politics and Next Steps

Senate Bill 731, which would have allowed “bad officers” to be permanently stripped of their badges, failed to pass the California Legislature in August 2020 as state lawmakers could not muster enough support to pass one of the year’s top policing reform bills.

The measure would have created a way to decertify officers found to have committed serious misconduct. But the bill could not overcome vehement objections from law enforcement organizations that the proposed system is biased and lacks basic due process protections. Five states currently have no way of decertifying poor police officers – California, Hawaii, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Geneviéve Jones-Wright

Geneviéve Jones-Wright. Civil Rights Attorney. Ms. Jones-Wright is also Executive Director of Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance (MoGo). 

Dave Myers

Dave Myers. Commander, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (Retired). Mr. Myers is also on the board of directors of Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance (MoGo).

Andrea St. Julian

Andrea St. Julian. Civil Trial Attorney. Ms. St. Julian is also on the board of directors of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association and Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance (MoGo).

Julia Yoo

Julia Yoo. Civil Rights Attorney, Iredale Law. Ms. Yoo is also the Incoming President of the National Police Accountability Project, the largest civil rights attorney organization in the country.

Covid Rant – UCSD Epidemiologist Vice President Dr. Becca Fielding Miller – Not that Kind of Doctor 

Dr Rebecca Fielding-Miller

Club Vice President Dr. Rebecca Fielding Miller, UCSD Assistant Adjunct Professor, Medicine, School of Health Sciences, an epidemiologist, who has been featured on NBC San Diego and Voice of San Diego, will address member concerns and questions on Covid related issues. More information on Dr Miller may be found here.

Treasurer’s Report, Rosamond Blevins

Rosamond Blevins

Rosamond has requested additional time to discuss club business.

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