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Gov. Newsom Announces California Opening & Police to End Carotid Restraints #GavinNewsom


Gov. Newsom Announces California Opening & Police to End Carotid Restraints #GavinNewsomCalifornia will allow the reopening of schools, day camps, bars, gyms and some sports with modifications starting next Friday. Gov. Gavin Newsom has been moving the state through a four-step process for reopening. Most of the new businesses are part of “Phase 3.” Nail salons will not be included in the list. The rules on schools and day camps will apply statewide. But only counties that have met certain thresholds on the number of cases, testing and preparedness will be allowed to start reopening the other sectors. Almost all of the state’s 58 counties have met those metrics. The state’s guidance will also include rules on hotels, casinos, museums, zoos and aquariums and the resumption of music, film and television production.(ABC7)

The Governor also announced today that California police training to end carotid restraints #GeorgeFloyd

The carotid hold was not the restraint method used on Floyd, but his death has sparked a national dialogue about police use of force. Floyd died on Memorial Day after a police officer put his knee on his neck for nearly 9 minutes. Since then, some police departments have moved to end the use of carotid holds.

“Across this country, we train techniques on strangleholds that put people’s lives at risk. Now, we can argue that these are used as exceptions, but at the end of the day, a carotid hold, that literally is designed to stop people’s blood from flowing into their brain, that has no place any longer in the 21st-century practices and policing,” he said during a news conference held at the California Museum’s Unity Center in Sacramento.

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