Mark Alexander / June 1, 2022

California Senate Votes to Protect School Assailants

“You are asking for a repeat of Stoneman Douglas across the State of California.”

Sometimes, facts are stranger than fiction — actually, most of the time when it pertains to California. In fact, more like surreal in this case.

On 24 May, as I detailed in “When Evil Assaults Innocence,” a sociopath who should have been on the short list for threat vectors of every school guidance counselor and, by extension, local law enforcement walked unimpeded into an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and murdered 21 people, including 19 children, injuring others.

Two days later, California’s State Senate voted to end a requirement that schools report students who commit or threaten violence in schools. Read that again if it’s too Cali-surreal to make it past your reality check filters.

The existing law prior to the change stipulated: “Whenever any employee of a school district or county superintendent of schools is attacked, assaulted, or physically threatened by any pupil, the employee and any person under whose direction or supervision the employee is employed who has knowledge of the incident are required to promptly report the incident to specified law enforcement authorities.”

The Senate has officially repealed this requirement.

According to the sponsor of the bill change, Los Angeles leftist Steven Bradford, reporting such violence harms the student: “Our existing system has led to alarming disparities in the type of students who are most likely to suffer these harms. Black students, Latinx students, students of color, and students with disabilities are disproportionately referred to law enforcement, cited, and arrested.”

It could be that the “alarming disparities in the type of students” is because of the “alarming disparities in the type of students” who are actually committing these assaults. Recall that the Texas assailant was Latino — oh, my apologies, Mr. Bradford, “Latinx.” Violence is a culture problem, primarily the result of generationally failed Democrat Party social policies that have resulted in systemic cultural devolution since the 1960s.

The ACLU endorsed the change, asserting: “Once students make contact with law enforcement, they are less likely to graduate high school and more likely to wind up in jail or prison. These harms fall disproportionately on students from marginalized groups: Black, Indigenous, and Latinx students, as well as students with disabilities, are disproportionately referred to law enforcement, cited, and arrested.”

One Senate Republican, Melissa Melendez, denounced the change, referencing the 2018 Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School assault in Parkland, Florida. As she protested, “You are asking for a repeat of Stoneman Douglas across the State of California.”

In that instance, the assailant was shielded from being identified as a threat by Barack Obama’s hope and change “PROMISE program.”

After the bill passed, Melendez declared: “I can’t believe that just two days after the heartbreaking events in Texas, the State Senate would pass a measure making our children less safe at school. … Requiring teachers to report threats of violence in the classroom may be the only warning law enforcement has to prevent a future violent attack. Threats of violence deserve the attention of law enforcement.”

But hey, once Joe Biden has outlawed all firearms, problem solved — you know, outlaws always obey laws!

Bradford’s bill now comes for a vote in the State Assembly, and if it passes there, will be sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776

(Corrected)

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