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Berkeley Looks To Use Unarmed Workers For Traffic Stops, Ban Cops From Making Stops

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  1. Tailon630

    Tailon630 MassCops Member

    Berkeley Looks To Use Unarmed Workers For Traffic Stops, Ban Cops From Making Stops - The Police Tribune

    Here's my favorite part....
    "– the Berkeley Department of Transportation (BerkDOT) – which would be staffed with unarmed employees, the East Bay Times reported.
    Those employees would be responsible for conducting traffic stops, citing drivers for traffic violations, and issuing parking citations.
    Police would be allowed to respond if the drivers pulled a weapon on the city employees."

    oh NOW you want us to show up after someone threatened you?? Ya that's GOA
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  2. PG1911

    PG1911 Back Out in the Sticks

    Yeah...good luck with that!
  3. Roy Fehler

    Roy Fehler MassCops Member

    What could possibly go wrong?
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  4. Drebbin

    Drebbin MassCops Member

    I have used this saying a few times. This is a good example of what this means. If you can retire do it sooner than later. If you have a second career make it your primary. If you have not gotten on the job yet count your blessings and move along . It's time for the cowards and the fools take over.

    The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.”
    – Thucydides
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  5. Tango_Sierra

    Tango_Sierra MassCops Member

    These city lawmakers are true experts. After all they know traffic stops are just “routine” as they keep saying:rolleyes:
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  6. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    Yeah because the driver who pulls a weapon is just going to sit tight until the police show up. :rolleyes:
  7. patrol22

    patrol22 MassCops Member

    I’m sure the unarmed DOT worker will be trained in deescalation tactics and will be holding hands with the suspect and talking about their inner childhood trauma long before the Police ever get there
  8. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    Sounds like impersonating a police officer

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  9. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    I would ensure that my response would be in obedience to all laws and respectful of all persons, knowing that using lights and sire, or even a loud engine, could cause slave ptsd disorders amongst people of color. I might just get there in about 40 minutes...or not.
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  10. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    And don't call me Shirley!
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  11. j809

    j809 Subscribing Member

    It’s like flag men. Who actually obeys them ? I don’t recognize their authority

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  12. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    They will be trained by Cartman.
  13. EUPD377

    EUPD377 Southern Campus Cop

    What would be the consequences of refusing to pull over for a DOT worker? I can’t think of any of the top of my head. What happens when someone blows past a DOT worker doing 65 in a 35? Are they allowed to exceed the speed limit to catch up? What kind of emergency equipment will they have? What sort of training will they have to chase down a speeding vehicle in traffic? Will they have appropriate law-enforcement spec vehicles to do this? I don’t see any of this working out at all, but I’d be excited to sit back with a bowl of popcorn and a slurpee to watch.
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  14. CCCSD

    CCCSD MassCops Member

    Under CA law, in order to be authorized to enforce traffic and misdo laws, they must attend a 40 training module. The can then conduct traffic enforcement, think Meter Maids. The city will hire the disenfranchised and give them powers. Think gang members and uhuru members pulling over only whites. This will be sanctioned by the city as it will show that whites are the only ones who violate the CVC as a privilege.

    Good luck getting this crap to fly in court or via POST.
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