Das Williams on CNN for not voting on a bill to fire teachers accused of serious crimes

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State Assembly Member Das Williams was on Anderson Cooper for not voting on a bill that would make it easier to fire teachers accused of serious crimes against children. Das Williams claims the bill is overreaching and will support a better version.

Have you seen any action from him on an improved version? Please let me know and I'll update this post.

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What a dumb ass! How can you not be in favor of this bill? I'll remember this when Dumbo Das comes up for reelection.

Seems that Das Williams and the other 4 members of the Assembly committee that abstained from voting on this bill (thereby killing it) receive big contributions from the teachers' union. Hmmm.......

This is a great blog. I notice the conservative posters are allowed to post freely. Over on Eric Ingemunsons conservative blog ALL opposing viewpoints are CENSORED. He approves only supporting posts for display.

I guarantee you this issue will be raised loudly and proudly when this imbecile, Das Williams, is up for reelection. We will make it the centerpiece of our campaign against him and he will be defeated!

California republicans can't find their butts with both hands! Das Williams will win easily by 20 points and will continue to rule all republicans who live in his district! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Das Williams owes us all an explanation as to why he supports teachers who rape their students.

As posted on Mr. Dennert's FB page: (Full disclosure — I do work for the Assemblymember)

The legislature is out of session until the end of November, but Das does intend to continue to work on this important issue.

SB 1530 would have made changes to the procedures used for dismissal and suspension proceedings for permanent certificated employees that are dismissed for serious or egregious unprofessional conduct, such as sex offenses; controlled substance offenses; and; child abuse and neglect offenses.

Currently, the process for dismissal of a certified school employee authorizes a school board to suspend the accused and to conduct a hearing by a three-person panel, consisting of: a teacher appointed by the accused; a teacher appointed by the school board; and an administrative law judge.

The bill would have altered that process by requiring the teacher to have a hearing conducted solely by an administrative law judge who would make a recommendation to the school board, which would be ultimately responsible for the dismissal of the accused.

When the Assemblymember reviewed the bill, he felt that the addition of the decision by the school board actually adds an extra step to the dismissal process, making it more timely and costly. However, he did agree with the intention of the bill and many aspects that were included in the original language, such as permitting evidence more than 4 years old to be considered in the dismissal proceedings and allowing dismissal to take place at any time of the year, including summer.

To save the intention of the bill, Das began working with the bills' author immediately to have the final decision made by a non-elected administrative law judge, as opposed to a body of elected officials that are vulnerable to any number of pressures. He also believed that a school employee, to be selected by the school board, should be included in the process to bring that level of classroom experience into the process. Finally, Das thought this bill should be focused on sex crimes. Something so egregious is too important to not be the sole focus of a piece of legislation, hence why he felt SB 1530 was overreaching. These details have not been part of news coverage of this issue. The bill covered a number of serious crimes that each deserves careful consideration, particularly sexual crimes.

The claims that Das would allow where his support comes from dictate how he votes could not be more false. Das has received support from a number of educational groups; such as school administrators, teachers, classified school employees, and charter schools. These groups are often at odds on various issues but support him because of the one thing we all agree is our main priority: the students and ensuring California again has a world-class education system.

Oh...puleeze! Please cut the crap (Das Williams' staffer) and stop insulting our intelligence.

It is plainly obvious that the reason Das Williams killed this bill is because it would have put him at odds with the politically powerful California Teachers Association (CTA), which funds his campaign and pretty much has the entire State Legislature dangling from strings.

Das Williams will be called to account for his role in killing this bill, which would have made it easier to fire a teacher who was committing sex crimes against students. Das Williams was responsible for killing this bill and he will be held accountable for it.

And no amount of spin provided by someone working for Das Williams can change that fact!

Das Williams will kick the living crud out of every republican he faces, just like he did to Stoker! Now get your weak crap outa here punk!

Das Williams sold your children down the river by killing a bill that would have made it easier to fire teachers who are raping their students. Das Williams cares more about campaign contributions from the CTA and his political career than he does about protecting your children from predatory scum bags posing as teachers.

The next time a child is raped by a teacher in California you can thank Das Williams for making this possible.

This clown must have his head buried deep in Rush Limbaugh's arse! Anyone convicted or charged with a rape of anyone would be suspended and lose their credential under Ca law, same for a cop or anyone else. Of course everyone remembers the big sex scandal when republican's in Washington DC were having sex with male and female young teenage Pages and the GOP covered it all up until it hit the press. The GOP always tries to cover up the sins of their leaders!

Once again, using my real name... now to the one asking me to "cut the crap," sounds like you have valid criticism. However, if we pay attention to CNN coverage: if Das is so "evil" why was he the ONLY legislator to talk to the CNN reporter when they were questioned on the floor?

Why would he commit to continue to work on this issue if he wanted "sell your kids up a river?"
By next year this time, if Das has not helped move this issue forward, then you might be onto something.

However, important to note, this 1530 dealt with more issues than just sexual offenses.

California legislation is very rarely a black and white issue, thankfully these things are vetted and have multiple layers and consideration. As seems the case, actually doing your homework and studying and working an issue is frowned upon for legislators. Yet we don't want them to rubber stamp things... so where does that leave us?

Although our state does have a single issue rule for legislation, these single issues can still be very complex, but accessible, as opposed to federal legislation.

Hey, if it were easy everyone would be doing it! But gotta have some love for our soundbite/headline driven societal intelligence... never mind, still a fan of research - thanks though.

Das Williams has no intention of working with his fellow legislators to resurrect this bill and modify it into something different. He wants this whole thing to just go away, just like his masters at the CTA do.

You may be a wonderful Irish author, James Joyce, but you are completely clueless when it comes to how politicians operate. The number one concern for politicians is self-preservation.

Das Williams wants to sweep this issue so far under the rug that no one will ever remember it. But, we are not going to let this happen. We are going to keep it in the forefront and make Das Williams accountable for his actions, or, in this case, his inactions.

Keep talking punk, this is the same punk who claimed Stoker would beat Das and that parking meters would be taken out in Ventura! The only thing this little punk knows how to do is slander people as he hides like the gutless punk that he is! This punk loves losing because that is always his outcome! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Das Williams is a liability to our children. Anyone who would block a bill that would make it easier to fire a teacher who's been raping his students deserves to be put behind bars himself.

Das Williams is a child molester's closest ally in the State Assembly. He will always kill legislation designed to protect children. He will always support legislation that will allow child rapists to run free. Das Williams is a menace to the safety and security of our children!

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