A Cumulative Perceptual Index (CPI) rating is said to measure a person’s “cultural competence” and determines the amount of bias a person has against a certain demographic.
Not if the person has a bias, but how much of it exists in each person for each category (e.g. race, sex, etc.).
“The CPI theory posits that our behaviors and biases today may well be rooted in our individual measurable CPI rating,” training material says on the topic.
This “training material” was found in the fairly small city of South Bend, Indiana.
The training was given to The South Bend Police Department in 2017 as “diversity training” under then-mayor and current democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
The training material for SBPD continues, “[CPI theory’s] base assertion is that we all have been exposed to bigotry and biases at various stages of our lives. What and with what levels of intensity those exposures took place is an important variable in our past, current and future interpersonal interactions. One thing that the CPI theory holds certain is that none of us were born with prejudices and biases. It also posits that all of us have had some prejudice or bias get dispelled in some way over time and it is that factor that can facilitate measurable adjustments in our CPI ratings.”
Under the section “The Future of Policing,” we can read all about how racist police officers are:
“Black lives do indeed mater, but no more, and certainly no less than the lives of every community within law enforcement’s jurisdictions. The perceptual proof of that belief is unquestionably not universally present today because such a Vision is not yet universally shared by law enforcement.”
Seriously? So not only do our law enforcement officers have to battle the media, millennials, and the far left, but now they’re being blatantly called racist and pushed into anti-discrimination training by their city’s “leader” as if they were running rampant on the street shouting derogatory terms at everyone they pass.
Additionally, police were told that they suffer from “languageism” and “sizeism.” I didn’t know those two -isms existed, but apparently anything can be an “ism.”
The training instructs officers that the term “deaf and dumb” is offensive. I have interacted with many people in the deaf community over the years as I studied American Sign Language, and while they do currently prefer to simply be referred to as “deaf,” “deaf and dumb” in its most recent historical meaning didn’t mean intellectually dumb, it simply meant “mute.”
It’s not offensive to use the term, it’s just not preferred because many don’t consider themselves mute in the sense that they can communicate, just not with spoken words.
Hearing impaired, the training said, implies that “their hearing is broken, and needs to be fixed.” No. It implies that they have some level of impaired hearing. Why pomp it up to something it isn’t and tell our officers they’re prejudice for using the term? Probably because police are “deafist.”
The training also taught that “racism/colorism [is] an attitude, action, or practice [and] backed by institutional power.”
The training manual for the diversity class teaches trainees about “The ‘Ism’ Trail.” This is a list of possible biases, including “Racism, Sexism, Ageism, Languageism, Materialism, Classism, Colorism, Sizeism.” There are blank bullet points following the list, so that we can be sure to add every possible ism, whether it’s real or not.
It is despicable to force officers to sit in a room for hours being told how “—ist” they are, whatever ism is most popular at the moment. Buttigieg pushed this “training” on them, attempting to measure their worth, or their bias as he says, with a CPI number.
And then there’s this:
“In addition to the personal anguish and interpersonal conflict caused by stereotyping, is the damaging, long-term impact. Left unchecked, stereotyping can play a major role in lowering creativity, productivity, and employee morale of a team. It can often become a negative predictor of behavior. When it comes to stereotyping the behavior of others: ‘What we choose to see is often what we end up seeing.’”
You mean like how Buttigieg, far leftists, and mainstream media stereotype against police? How they bash them as evil, racist, power hungry? How officers have “leaders” who force them to sit through this crap they call training to be told all their biases and how they need to fix them?
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said of the training, “These documents show how South Bend police under Mayor Buttigieg had to contend with politicized ‘training’ that had nothing to do with the public safety.”
If this wasn’t enough to show Buttigieg’s true colors (no pun intended), last year he launched a “comprehensive plan to boost the fortunes, health, and voting rights of black Americans.”
In a video launching the plan, Buttigieg said, “So it’s very clear that as a consequence of systemic racism, black Americans have been excluded from the growth and the opportunity that our nation has provided.” He continues, saying his “Douglass Plan” is an attempt to bring “true nationwide restorative justice.”
Buttigieg said, “Black people in America are still disproportionately excluded from systems of social protection, economic uplift, and representative democracy while facing shorter lifespans, lower educational attainment, and dramatic overcriminalization and incarceration compared to their white counterparts.”
Be careful, Buttigieg…that sounds pretty stereotypical.
And if the training isn’t bad enough, now the ideology has spread to the enforcement of actual laws, like in California.
In the Golden State, where liberals have been running rampant for years and removed almost any semblance of criminal justice, an epidemic of car burglaries has overtaken the state. This has one Democratic lawmaker proposing the plugging of a loophole in existing law that allows most car break-ins to go unpunished. Of course, social justice warrior lawmakers in the legislature have balked at the request of state prosecutors to make obtaining convictions easier.
Currently, prosecutors must prove that a car’s doors were locked at the time of the break-in. The proposal would remove that requirement, however for two years in a row, the proposal has been held up in legislative committees. Liberal lawmakers, always throwing down with the criminals, and bowing to public pressure to enact criminal justice reform, do not want to do anything to act like they actually care about so-called “minor” crimes.
Think about this for a minute. You can literally have someone who witnesses someone breaking a window to get into a vehicle and unless you can “prove” that the doors were locked, you are unable to get a conviction? Talk about the Twilight Zone!
State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) said, “It’s ridiculous that under current law you can have video of someone bashing out a car window, but if you can’t prove that the door is locked, you may not be able to get an auto burglary conviction.”
One police officer, who has asked to remain anonymous, shared with Law Enforcement Today the response he was given when he questioned the logic behind the law.
“I was told it’s ‘discriminatory and racist in its very nature to assume that a person is a criminal when the reality of it is that it could have been a case of mistaken vehicle identification'”.
Yup. Welcome to California.
Local officials and Wiener have said that the legislation is needed in order to mitigate a statewide car burglary problem that has inundated the state, reaching what they believe to be crisis levels in some communities. Wiener introduced the legislation at the request of the San Francisco district attorney’s office.
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In 2018, there were over 243,000 thefts from automobiles. Car break-ins peaked in 2017, but the average for the eight years prior was 223,000, so this was a significant increase.
In San Francisco, car burglaries spiked by 24% from 2016 to 2017, and while they dropped 13% in 2018 and 4% in 2019, numbers were still tracking to be higher than pre-2017 numbers.
Other cities in the Bay Area experienced similar increases over the past several years, such as San Jose, which experienced an increase of 20% between 2016 and 2018.
Last October, San Francisco interim District Attorney Suzy Loftus announced a joint auto burglary task force led by her office, the California Highway Patrol and the San Francisco Police Department.
The program, named Operation Tangled Web, used air support and patrols to focus on hot spots in residential and commercial areas during the holiday season. The program also targeted the fencing of stolen goods stolen from automobiles.
“With approximately 70 auto burglaries a day [in San Francisco], these collective efforts are important in order to tackle this crisis head on,” said Loftus, who leaves office this month.
In speaking to the loophole in state law, Wiener said his bill would remove impediments to prosecutions in San Francisco, where many of the car burglary victims are tourists who cannot easily return to the state for court dates to testify that their vehicles were, in fact locked.
George Gascon, former San Francisco top prosecutor said the problem led him to ask Wiener to introduce the legislation. Gascon stepped down in October to run for Los Angeles County district attorney.
“I was disappointed that legislators chose to kill a bill that would have closed a loophole that disproportionately impacts one class of victim,” he said.
“Tourists are disproportionately targeted because they are more likely to have valuables in their cars, and this loophole means justice may not be applied equally.”
Gascon hopes that legislators will revisit the proposal this month when they get back in session.
In Los Angeles County, they have not experienced the same surge in car burglaries, however current LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey said, “We do share the frustration of having to prove a vehicle was locked as a factor in determining whether entry was illegal.”
LA saw a 14.3% increase in thefts from vehicles from 2015 to 2017, however in 2019 numbers were down about 6.7% from the same period in 2017.
Wiener, who said that he was never given a reason why his colleagues in the legislature held the bills in committee, but admitted that lawmakers have been reluctant to approve any measure that puts more people in jail.
As with many left-wing states, California has tried to reduce prison overcrowding over the past 10 years or so by reducing penalties for many crimes and blocking other bills that might lead to an increase in the prison population.
The change in legislation was opposed by the California Public Defenders Association, which tied in the issue to the rise of homelessness in major cities in the state.
“In an era where our streets are filled with homeless people looking for shelter from the elements, this expansion of the prosecution and incarceration time for individuals who have not damaged a locking mechanism of the vehicle to gain entry could negatively impact those with the least of means,” the public defenders said in a letter to legislators.
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