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American democracy is being ruined by money. Just my opinion of course, but those who win elections have the money from powerful bodies and then when they have won they have to curry favor with those bodies to keep their support for next time.
The PAPD Manual (revised 08/01/2021) Web Link
ARON – Thanks for checking out this police department policy manual. It seems to me that some interesting policies have been redacted,and I am not sure their opening paragraph adequately explains the department’s reasons and reasoning. Here’s what I copied from it. I thought others should see this: “Please note that we have redacted (that is, removed) select portions of certain policies from this publicly-available version of the Palo Alto Police Department Policy Manual. The portions of the policies not disclosed relate to sensitive security issues, police tactics, and/or officer safety, and are withheld from disclosure in accordance with California Government Code §§6254(f), 6254(aa), 6254 (ab), and/or 6254.19. The nine policies that contain select portions we have withheld pursuant to these state laws are as follows: Policy 314: Vehicle Pursuits Policy 316: Officer Response to Calls Policy 322: Search and Seizure Policy 408: Crisis Response Unit Policy 414: Hostage and Barricade Incidents Policy 416: Response to Bomb Calls Policy 424: Rapid Response and Deployment Policy 432: Patrol Rifles and Shotguns Policy 458: Foot Pursuits” Diana
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