On this episode of WTF California, we discuss a erroneous KTVU story regarding the Antioch Police Department—lots of false and misleading info. We do not need false narratives when there are true issues within police departments such as what occurred in the City of Stockton and City of Berkley as their police departments fired officers. We get back into Senator Nancy Skinners SB 81 & SB 82 as many are now coming out against the proposals. Poll shows recall for Gavin Newsom may not have support, but does say new Governor needed in 2022. Sacramento Teacher calls parents who want kids back in school “White Supremacists”. Finally, a Berkeley home sells for $1 million over asking price.
- Two recent in-custody deaths put spotlight on Antioch police as city pushes reforms
ANTIOCH, Calif. – When Angelo Quinto’s family came forward in February with revelations of the young man’s death during a Christmastime police encounter in Antioch, it stunned the community.
- 2 Stockton officers fired for excessive force during teen’s arrest; Parents call for prosecution
Two police officers have been fired over excessive force and others are being disciplined for their actions during the arrest of a 17-year-old in December, the Stockton Police Department said.
- Berkeley cop fired for use of force after shooting at car
BERKELEY — Berkeley Officer Cheri Miller was responding to what she believed was a theft in progress in July — an event that cost her job after she fired her gun at a fleeing car.
- California crime bills stir controversy as they work their way through legislature
BERKELEY, Calif. – Two companion California crime bills, working their way through the legislature, caused a powerful backlash from a coalition of organizations looking out for the rights of theft victims, especially when violence comes into play.
- San Jose sees violent crime increase since start of pandemic
SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – Police aren’t saying so officially, but several recent incidents suggest there’s a spike in violent crime in the South Bay. No clear pattern has emerged, but homicides are up from last year in the South Bay. There have been four this month alone.
- San Jose Lawmakers Approve Plan To Punish Sideshow Promoters
SAN JOSE (KPIX) – A plan to stop illegal sideshows before they get started just got a green light in San Jose. The San Jose City Council voted unanimously, Tuesday night, to move forward with a proposal to create harsher punishments for people who promote and post about sideshows on social media.
- Fresno police chief doubles down in fight against gang-related killings and violent crimes
Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama wants gang-related killings and violent crime in the city to stop. Balderrama’s is adding more resources to the Multi-Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC) in response to the 22 homicides — 14 of which were gang related — and 152 shootings in 2021.
- Latest poll shows 40% support Newsom recall
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – The latest poll reveals 4 in 10 likely voters say they would vote yes on removing Governor Gavin Newsom from office in a special recall election.
- California Republicans and Democrats both favor citizenship for undocumented residents, poll says
A new poll released on Tuesday suggests the vast majority of Californians regardless of political party support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. About 85% of Californians surveyed by the Public Policy Institute of California said they supported a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants if they met certain requirements, “including a waiting period, paying fines and back taxes, and passing criminal background checks,” according to the poll.
- Parents Called ‘White Supremacists’ by Sacramento Teacher For Demanding Schools Reopen
Parents calling for in-person learning and supportive of the online group Reopen California Schools got an earful over the weekend. A teacher who lives in West Sacramento but teaches at Kennedy High School in the Sacramento City Unified District went on a rant Sunday morning on Facebook, the Globe has learned.
- Sacramento County considers mental health crisis response system
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors’ discussion on possibly creating a mental health crisis response team was an hourslong meeting, with plenty of public comment from residents offering their opinion on the matter.
- Suspected migrant smuggler charged in connection with Imperial County crash that killed 13
A Mexican man was charged Tuesday with coordinating a smuggling effort that left 13 people dead when their overloaded SUV was struck by a big-rig after crossing the border into California.
- Berkeley Home Sells for $1 Million Over Asking After Getting 29 Offers
BERKELEY (KPIX) — Bidding wars over homes in the East Bay are not unusual during the pandemic, when remote workers started to look for more space for their families. But selling a house for $1 million over asking was a first for listing agent Jill Carrigan with The Grubb Co.
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