It is no secret that crime is raging out of control in California right now.
Even so, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors just voted 4-0 to fire up to 4,000 unvaccinated officers.
Only 81.5 percent of all officers in the county’s 100,000 payroll have been fully vaccinated as has been mandated.
Are They Serious?
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva pushed back on the mandate right from the outset.
Even though the mandate required employees to be fully vaccinated, he stated that he would not enforce the order.
The Sheriff’s Department has had one of the more significant resistances to the mandate, with a mere 60 percent of officers now fully vaccinated.
So, the department now stands to lose 40 percent of its workforce, which amounts to about 4,000 law enforcement officers.
Since Villanueva resisted the order, civilian administrators will now be responsible for firing the officers.
The passed motion will now try to put new amendments in place to county Civil Service rules to give the personnel director “overriding authority to discipline the employees of any county department for noncompliance with the county’s policy or directives related to the policy.”
So, once again, when Democrats don’t like the rules, they change them.
Villanueva was not happy about the decision, to put it mildly.
After the vote was reported, he stated, “Today the Board of Supervisors followed through on their threat and voted 4-0 (1 abstention) to form a suicide pact and start the process to fire 4,000 deputies for not being vaccinated.
“Showing deliberate indifference to the obvious impact on public safety, the Board hid behind an alleged threat to public safety they couldn’t back up with data.
“Tellingly, the Board’s own County Counsel (Rodrigo Castro-Silva) couldn’t offer even a basic legal opinion on the legality of the Board’s motion, or the obvious legal challenges they will face.
“The Board, who ignored the comments made by thousands of their constituents today during their meeting, is now seeking to fire the very same personnel who were forced to work in person, exposing themselves to the COVID-19 virus when there was no vaccine, while the Supervisors and most of the workforce were telecommuting from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Supervisor Kuehl falsely asserted in her motion that LASD employees represented 74% of infected County employees, ignoring the simple fact most infections were during pre-vaccine availability.”
He continued, “It is important to remember Department personnel who chose not to vaccinate are required to submit to weekly COVID testing, and have committed no administrative offense.
“This is nothing more than another politically motivated stunt by the Board, which has no bearing on public health, but will definitely harm public safety.”
The National Republican Congressional Committee also chimed in, stating, Homicides in Los Angeles County have increased 94% over the last two years, but that didn’t stop the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors from terminating 4,000 sheriff deputies last night.”
Do you want to see California turn red? Watch what happens when these officers are off the street and crime rates go up even higher than they are right now.
Democrats are drunk with power, and something needs to be done to knock them down a few notches.