Changes to Berkeley Police Department
The city will work to create a new transportation department with a “racial justice lens” and a Specialized Care Unit staffed by a “network of crisis responders” to respond to non-criminal calls, among other changes. As part of the public process, the city will look at what duties might eventually be shifted away from police so officers can focus on “violent and criminal matters” rather than calls about people in mental health crises or living in homeless camps.
Let’s Give the Anthem a Rest!?
Is it time to stop playing the anthem at sporting events? What about a new, more inclusive tune?