In a Mayor Sam Eclusive, we disclose embattled Assemblyman Miguel Santiago's stealth co-authored (with Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer) AB-2361 that would grant the PRIVATE University of Southern California (USC) Public Safety Security Guards, with FULL Peace Officer Powers in policing its properties .........., and the communities surrounding its campuses.
USC President Max Nikias seeks FULL Peace Officer Power for his exclusive Security Force.
** Blogger's Note:
If anyone needed any additional reason why 53rd District Assemblyman Miguel Santiago garnered a minority share of the vote in his bid for re-election last June, they need look no further than his "STEALTH EFFORTS" via co-authoring AB-2361. This "VETO-WORTHY (by Governor Jerry Brown)" legislation
would grant the PRIVATE University of Southern California Public Safety Security Guards with FULL Peace Officer Powers in patrolling its properties ........., and an outside-radius surrounding its campuses.
The Mayor Sam Blog, in consultation with a retire Law Enforcement Official who review the Bill, determine that unlike Public COPE Peace Officers, USC Public Safety Employees would NOT
need to pass a Psychological Examination in seeking the same type of Peace Officer status. Stakeholders around the USC Main Campus are questioning why Assemblyman Santiago has not engage the surrounding communities for Public Comment regarding this EXCLUSIVE legislation. Further, the Boyle Heights-representative, has been derelict in disclosing his STEALTH endeavoring to constituents surrounding the USC Health Science Campus. BLUNTLY, Assemblyman's Santiago's efforts to grant private entity's Security Teams, full Peace Officer Status (and policing powers beyond their property boundaries) is a BAD PRECEDENT meriting a VETO from Governor Jerry Brown
(Please review letter via Yosef Azri'el below)-----Scott Johnson.
Why is embattled Assemblyman Miguel Santiago seeking to grant USC Public Safety Security Guards with FULL Peace Officers Powers ........., without community input?
Can communities surrounding USC Campuses, trust the Private University's Security Force to objectively use proposed, expanded Peace Officer Powers?
AB 2361 USC Public Safety Peace Officer Powers Bill Letter, Page 1
AB 2361 USC Public Safety Peace Officer Powers Bill Letter, Page 2
AB 2361 USC Public Safety Peace Officer Powers Bill Letter, Page 3.
Labels: AB-2361, Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, USC Public Safety