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LB Health Dept. Confirms Possible Measles Exposure In Long Beach From Someone Flying Out Of LB Airport At About Dawn Or Shortly Thereafter On March 30 And April 7


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(April 10, 2019, 4:15 p.m.) -- In a release at midafternoon today (April 10), the LB Health Dept. has confirmed that an individual who exited LB Airport at about dawn on Saturday March 30 on a JetBlue fliight to San Francisco, and did so again at the same time on April 7 on the same JetBlue flight, did so while infectious for measles.

The LB Health Dept says persons present at LGB on those two dates between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. "may be at risk of developing measles due to exposure to this traveler. Passengers present on the same flights as this individual will be contacted separately if they may have been exposed during the flight."

In a release, the LB Health Dept. states:

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has confirmed one case of measles in an individual who traveled through Long Beach Airport (LGB) on two separate occasions while infectious. This person departed from LGB from Gate 11 on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 6:40 a.m. on JetBlue flight 1136 [to San Francisco], and again departed from LGB from Gate 7 on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 6:40 a.m. on the same flight, JetBlue flight 1136.

Individuals present at LGB on March 30, 2019, or April 7, 2019, between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. may be at risk of developing measles due to exposure to this traveler. Passengers present on the same flights as this individual will be contacted separately if they may have been exposed during the flight.

Measles can spread through coughing and sneezing. Symptoms of measles often begin with fever, runny nose, cough, and red eyes, followed by a rash that spreads all over the body. The rash will usually appear 10 to 21 days after a person is exposed. Individuals who may have been exposed at LGB on March 30, 2019, and have not exhibited symptoms by April 20, 2019, will no longer be considered at risk of acquiring measles. Individuals who may have been exposed at LGB on April 7, 2019 and have not exhibited symptoms by April 28, 2019, will no longer be considered at risk of acquiring measles.

There is currently no ongoing risk related to measles at LGB. Only those who were present at the airport during the specific times stated may be at risk of developing the disease, especially if they have weakened immune systems or have not been immunized against measles.

"Given the recent increase of measles cases both nationally and globally, the best way to protect against becoming infected is by getting immunized," said Anissa Davis, MD, MPH, Long Beach City Health Officer. "Talk to your provider to make sure you are up to date with your measles vaccinations. People who may have been exposed to measles and have not been immunized may receive measles immunization to protect against becoming infected in the future."

Anyone who thinks they may have measles should contact their providerís office or emergency department by phone. People are advised not to show up at a medical facility without prior notification, as this could increase potential exposure to the public.

For more information on measles, please visit www.longbeach.gov/measles...

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In firm opposition to AB 392, LBPOA's describes the bill as follows;

[LBPOA website text, April 9, 2019] -- AB-392 is sponsored by the ACLU and is specifically designed to prosecute and incarcerate police officers following an officer-involved shooting. It would aim to change the legal standard of a shooting from "reasonable" to "necessary." It will essentially require a police officer to further put their life at risk and to be second-guessed based on facts known after a shooting. Your very real perception of danger at the moment when you are most at risk will no longer be used to judge the legality of your shooting.

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One may speculate on how AB 392's requirement that deadly force must be "necessary" might be applied in circumstances like the officer-involved shootings of Feras Morad (college student ingested hallucinogenic mushrooms, rendered him verbally unresponsive and physically combative) and Doug Zerby (inebriated to unresponsiveness, fatally shot while handling a hose nozzle mistaken for a handgun.) Last month (March 2019), a civil jury awarded $9.8 million to the family of a mentally-ill knife-waving woman fatally shot by officers (Jan. 2017, area 7th St./Bellflower Blvd.) The plaintiffs' law firm issued a statement that it hopes the verdict will change the way officers in Long Beach and other departments respond to people suffering from mental illnesses.

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The Assembly Public Safety Committee's legislative analysis included the polarized lists below of AB 392's supporter and opponents. They speak for themselves, but it's worth noting: the League of CA Cities (advocacy group for City Halls statewide in which the City of LB pays dues) opposes AB 392 (potential taxpayer liability). The City of Long Beach, which has had a sizable share of officer-involved shootings, is absent from both lists. To date, LB's Mayor and policy-setting Councilmembers (nearly all of whom have received campaign contributions and/or officeholder account sums from LBPOA) haven't publicly discussed either AB 392 or a rival bill supported by law enforcement, SB 230 (focuses on officer training.)



REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION:

Support

Alliance for Boys and Men of Color (Co-Sponsor)
American Civil Liberties Union of California (Co-Sponsor)
Anti Police-Terror Project (Co-Sponsor)
Black Lives Matter (Co-Sponsor)
California Faculty Association (Co-Sponsor)
California Families United 4 Justice (Co-Sponsor)
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (Co-Sponsor)
PICO California (Co-Sponsor)
PolicyLink (Co-Sponsor)
Stop Terrorism and Oppression by the Police Coalition (Co-Sponsor)
United Domestic Workers of America-AFSCME Local 3930/AFL-CIO (Co-Sponsor)
Youth Justice Coalition (Co-Sponsor)
All Saints Church, Pasadena
Alliance San Diego
American Friends Service Committee
Amnesty International USA
Annual Pan African Global Trade & Investment Conference
Anti-Defamation League
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - California
Asian Law Alliance
Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Asian Solidarity Collective
Associate Professor Stoughton at the University of South Carolina
AB 392
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AYPAL: Building API Community Power
Bay Area Student Activists
Black American Political Association of California
Brothers, Sons, Selves Coalition
California Black Health Network
California Calls
California Civil Liberties Advocacy
California Immigrant Policy Center
California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
California League of United Latin American Citizens
California Nurses Association
California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
California Public Defenders Association
California State Conference of the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
California Urban Partnership
California Voices for Progress
Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Change Begins With ME
Children's Defense Fund - California
City and County of San Francisco District Attorney
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice
Cloverdale Indivisible
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights
Coalition for Justice and Accountability
Committee for Racial Justice
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Council on American-Islamic Relations, California
Courage Campaign
Davis People Power
Disability Rights California
Drug Policy Alliance
Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)
Exonerated Nation
Fair Chance Project
Fannie Lou Hamer Institute
Fathers & Families of San Joaquin
Feminists in Action Los Angeles
Friends Committee on Legislation of California
Greater Sacramento Urban League
Green Party of Sacramento County
HAWK Institute
Hillcrest Indivisible
Human Impact Partners
If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
Indivisible CA 37
Indivisible CA-43
AB 392
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Indivisible CA: Statestrong
Indivisible Colusa County
Indivisible Marin
Indivisible Peninsula and CA-14
Indivisible Project
Indivisible Sausalito
Indivisible South Bay-LA
Indivisible Stanislaus
Indivisible Ventura
Indivisible Watu
Indivisible: San Diego Central
Indivisibles of Sherman Oaks
Initiate Justice
InnerCity Struggle
International Human Rights Clinic at Santa Clara Law
Japanese American Citizens League, San Jose Chapter
Jewish Voice for Peace, San Diego Chapter
Justice & Witness Ministry of Plymouth United Church of Christ
Justice Teams Network
Kehilla Community Synagogue
LA Voice
League of Women Voters of California
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Los Angeles Black Worker Center
Mid-City Community Advocacy Network
Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement
National Center for Youth Law
National Juvenile Justice Network
National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles
National Nurses United
Oakland Police Commission
Oakland Privacy
Orange County Communities Organized For Responsible Development
Orchard City Indivisible
Our Revolution Long Beach
Pacifica Social Justice
Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans
Paving Great Futures
Peace and Freedom Party of California
People Power LA | West
Pillars of the Community
Professor Alpert at the University of South Carolina
Progressive Students of Miracosta College
Public Health Advocates
Public Health Justice Collective
Resistance Northridge-Indivisible
Reverend Al Sharpton-National Action Network
Revolutionary Scholars
Riverside Temple Beth El
Rooted In Resistance
Sacramento Area Black Caucus
Sacramento Jewish Community Relations Council
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
San Diegans for Criminal Justice Reform
San Diego City College's Urban Scholar's Union
San Diego High School's Cesar Chavez Service Club
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
San Diego LGBT Community Center
San Francisco No Injunctions Coalition
San Francisco Peninsula People Power
San Francisco Public Defender's Office
San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP
Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee
Service Employees International Union, Local 1000
Showing Up for Racial Justice, Bay Area
Showing Up for Racial Justice, Boston
Showing Up for Racial Justice, Greater Dayton
Showing Up for Racial Justice, Marin
Showing Up for Racial Justice, Sacred Heart
Showing Up for Racial Justice, San Diego
Showing Up for Racial Justice, Santa Barbara
Sister Warrior Freedom Coalition
Social & Environmental Justice Committee
of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Riverside
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
The Pacific Palisades Democratic Club
The Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans
The Praxis Project
The Resistance Northridge-Indivisible
The W. Haywood Burns Institute
The Women's Foundation of California
Think Dignity
Together We Will/Indivisible - Los Gatos
United Food and Commercial Workers, Western States Council
We The People - San Diego
White People 4 Black Lives
Women For: Orange County
Youth Alive!
Youth Forward
20 Private individuals

Oppose

Anaheim Police Association
Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
Brawley Public Safety Employee Association
Brisbane Police Officers Association
California Association of Code Enforcement Officers
AB 392
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California Association of Highway Patrolmen
California College and University Police Chiefs Association
California Correctional Supervisors Organization, Inc.
California Narcotic Officers' Association
California Peace Officers Association
California Police Chiefs Association
California Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc.
California State Sheriffs' Association
California Statewide Law Enforcement Association
Chula Vista Police Officers Association
El Cerrito Police Employees Association
Fresno Police Officers Association
Glendale Police Officers' Association
Hanford Police Officers' Association
Hawthorne Police Officers Association
Kern Law Enforcement Association
League of California Cities
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association
Los Angeles Police Protective League
Napa County Deputy Sheriff's Association
North Valley Chapter of PORAC
Peace Officers Association of Petaluma
Peace Officers Research Association of California
Riverside County Sheriff's Department
Riverside Sheriffs' Association
Sacramento County Alliance of Law Enforcement
San Diego County Probation Officer Association
San Diego District Attorney Investigator's Association
San Diego Harbor Police Officers Association
San Francisco Police Officers Association
San Joaquin County Deputy Sheriff's Association
San Jose Police Officers' Association
Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff's Association
Solano County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Stockton Police Officer's Association
Sunnyvale Public Safety Officers Association
Union City Police Officer's Association
Ventura County Deputy Sheriffs Association
11 Private individuals

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Law enforcement groups including LBPOA have lined up in favor of a rival bill, SB 230, that focuses on officer training; Assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell (D, Long Beach) supports SB 230, which LBPOA says "will create standardized use of force policies and training for police officers in areas such as de-escalation tactics and responding to potentially violent mental health crisis situations. SB-230 will give every California police department, from the smallest to the largest, the ability to provide its officers with the training they need to keep our community, and themselves, safe." (SB 230 hasn't advanced to any Committee hearings at this point.)


The LBPOA's leadership has chosen to endorse LB Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez for state Senate. If elected in a June runoff, she may cast votes on either or both bills. During her five years in office, working class residents of Gonzalez's 1st Council district have endured what LBREPORT.com has repeatedly decried as LB's worst inequity, a "tale of two cities" with a disproportionate number of shootings and homicides.

LBPOA's leadership also chose to remain silent as LB's previous Mayor and Council erased 208 citywide budgeted police positions for taxpayers. In 2016, LBPOA was the single largest campaign contributor in support of a City Hall-sought 2016 "blank check" sales tax increase. Since then, the current Council (whose incumbents it endorsed for re-election) has restored 22 citywide deployable officers for taxpayers to date, leaving LB taxpayers without 186 citywide deployable officers that LB previously had and no longer has.

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April 10, 1:13 p.m. Links to AB 392 text and Ass'y Public Safety Committee legislative analysis plus key bill text added.
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