Bill Signed in California That Allows Citizens to Refuse to Help a Police Officer Mike Vance December 21, 2019 News This is hard to believe, even in California. California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Tuesday that allows citizens to refuse to help a police officer. It no longer requires any "able-bodied person 18 years of age or older" in the state to help an officer who requests assistance during an arrest. According to a report from the Sacramento Bee, the old law, the California Posse Comitatus Act of 1872, was called the old law of a "vestige of a bygone era" according to Senator Bob Hertzberg, who sponsored the new bill. The original law was put in place to help catch runaway slaves. Gov. @GavinNewsom signed a bill that no longer requires any able-bodied adult to help a #PoliceOfficer who requests assistance during an arrest. The #California State Sheriff’s Association said it is “unconvinced that this statute should be repealed.” https://t.co/Khoy1MeUb8 — The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) September 5, 2019 Under the old law someone could be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000 if they did not help a police officer who requested their help during an arrest. According to the report, Newsom did not release any type of statement after the signing of the bill. Gov. @GavinNewsom did away with a law that made it a crime to refuse to help a police office. The nearly 150-year-old law made it a misdemeanor for failing to help police make an arrest. What do you think of Newsom's decision? #YourVoice More info: https://t.co/fQdbf9OGcp pic.twitter.com/EN0dJ1jqHb — KUSI News (@KUSINews) September 5, 2019 Check out some of the reactions on Twitter: #BackTheBlue @GavinNewsom 👮🏽♂️👮♀️👮🏻♂️👮🏽♀️ Our police officers need a real Governor. Not Nancy Pelosi's nephew. https://t.co/wkQPD9MJNX — Deanna J Howard (@Deanna_00) September 5, 2019 And police should refuse to provide security to @GavinNewsom. This guy is a disgrace. — John Salonia (@JohJen) September 5, 2019 @GavinNewsom Great job! Let's encourage people NOT to help police! What are you going to do when the death of a police officer could've been prevented? Not a thing! You should be ashamed of yourself! I BACK THE BLUE, wish you did! — Chi-Town Fish (@town_fish) September 5, 2019 More Articles on Far Left California: California Agrees to Provide Health Benefits for Illegal Immigrants California Considering Planned Blackouts This Summer Despite Stricter Gun Laws, California Saw Huge Increase in Gun Ownership California High School Bans Female Student From Wearing MAGA Hat California High School Teacher Caught On Tape Ranting Against The Military - VIDEO This is completely insane. The police put their lives on the line in order to support the people and now it is legal to just turn your back on them when they need help. Only in California.