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Democrats Seek to Curtail Police Use of Force After Sacramento Shooting

The Left doesn't trust the police, though they also want them to be the only ones armed. While they're looking to strip citizens of their Second Amendment rights, they also want to curtail law enforcement's ability to respond to threats.

The Police Accountability and Community Protection Act proposed in California seeks to change an officer's legal use of a firearm from a "reasonable force" standard to a "necessary force" standard.

This comes following an incident where a 23-year-old man was shot and killed by police who believed him to be armed. After the shooting, all that was found on the man was a cell phone.

In a statement, police practices director of the ACLU in California Peter Bibring said: "While our hearts are broken by tragedies such as these, our resolve to fight for change will never be. Now, more than ever, we must change state laws to ensure that police are held accountable to us."

The new bill would require that "police officers only use deadly force when it is necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily injury or death." It would also add transparency to police departments in the state.