Law enforcement is under attack from politically motivated prosecutors and there's a push to flood state attorneys' offices with even more social justice warriors.
Ferguson, Missouri and the rest of the country erupted in violence after a police officer shot Michael Brown in 2014. It spawned the Black Lives Matter movement and the narrative that is still pushed even now.
Jason Johnson of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund says activists were citing the Brown shooting as recently as this March in Sacramento.
“A man, Stephon Clark, who it turned out was suicidal, although the officers didn't know it at the time, ran from police into the back yard of a home where it was dark,” Johnson recalls. “And then he took out his cell phone and he pointed it at police officers as if it were a firearm.”
Police responded by shooting Clark, whose death prompted California Assembly Bill 392 that is being debated right now.
The use-of-force bill changes the current "reasonable" deadly force standard to "necessary," The Sacremento Bill reports.
The purpose of the bill, says Johnson, is for law enforcement to take a more “passive approach” that he claims would give even an armed person more “time and space” when confronted by police.
He tells OneNewsNow the controversial bill can be traced to a new class of prosecutors backed by activists who are more concerned with social justice than actual criminal justice.
“We're doing a little research here,” Johnson advises, “trying to uncover in what cities prosecutors who either are supported by George Soros super PACs, or other likeminded benefactors, who want to see elected prosecutors in these liberal jurisdictions take on more of a social justice bent, if you will.”