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Gov. Newsom calls for statewide rules for crowd control techniques by law enforcement

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Governor Gavin Newsom called for the development of standardized
statewide rules for the use of crowd-control techniques such as tear gas or
rubber bullets by law enforcement.

"Protesters have the right to protest peacefully -- not be harassed. Not be shot at by rubber bullets or tear gas. Today I am calling for the creation of a new statewide standard for use of force in protests. Acts of violence against peaceful protestors will not be tolerated," Newsom wrote on Twitter.

Newsom also calling for a statewide end to training of law enforcement on carotid restraints, saying they have no place in police work.

Newsom's office said his comments follow "meetings throughout the state with community, faith and youth leaders, small business owners and elected officials this week on racism, systemic injustice and how we move forward as a state."

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KESQ News Team

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