California Gov. Signs Bill Allowing Public to Refuse Help to Police in Distress

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California Governor signs legislation that stops public having to help police in distress

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that no longer requires any “able-bodied person 18 years of age or older” in the state to help an officer who requests assistance during an arrest.

The old law, the California Posse Comitatus Act of 1872, was slammed by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a Los Angeles Democrat who sponsored the bill, as a “vestige of a bygone era.”

FOX News reports:

The old law made it a misdemeanor that carried a fine of up to $1,000 for refusing to help a police officer who requested assistance during an arrest.

The report said Newsom did not issue a statement after signing the bill.

The California State Sheriff’s Association said in a statement that it is “unconvinced that this statute should be repealed.”


    • It’s the commies on the shore that are the problem – the rest of us are in the fight. Help us by controlling the commies that have taken over your state.

  1. I’m sure this decision made ‘Aunt Nancy’ very proud. I’m interested to see how the various law-enforcement agencies respond to this insanity. Gavin’s next step will be to confiscate the guns from policemen.

    • No it does NOT make sense when you consider that citizens now are not required to help round up illegals who are here in California. THat is Newsom’s goal, this isn’t to help citizens out.

  2. Newsom is the worst governor in our history. Hate is his guide and freedom loving Americans are the target of his hatred.
    Recall Newsom is the next move. We did it before and we will do it again.

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