“One more bad law before I leave”

Though she will no longer be on the Sacramento City Council dais come January, District 1’s Angelique Ashby (flanked by District 3’s Jeff Harris and the people who led the failed recall against District 4’s Katie Valenzuela) held a press conference in wealthy East Sacramento’s McKinley Park to champion an ordinance banning homeless camps within 500 feet of schools.

Will this have any effect on the homelessness crisis? Of course not.

But Ashby–who is lagging badly in her California Senate race–will do whatever she can for a headline these days. Even if that means terrorizing our unhoused neighbors.

We also discuss the recent string of shootings in Sacramento, and what is being done to curb gun violence in the city.

Remember when America’s Landlord Steve Maviglio went on a racist, xenophobic tirade against Councilmember Valenzuela after the Midtown shooting? Why was he so silent in the ensuing days, when gun violence rocked the districts of council members Sean Loloee, Jeff Harris and Jay Schenirer?

Sacramento’s police have never been more well funded or more heavily armed than they are today. And yet gun violence persists.

That’s because the police don’t actually exist to prevent crime. They just respond to it.

Yet our very conservative council members continue to try to defund the social programs that can actually curb violence in the community.

Thanks for listening, defund the police and, as always:

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