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Assemblywoman Shirley Weber On Being Named San Diegan Of 2019 And Legislative Work Ahead

Gov. Gavin Newsom holds up the measure by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San ...

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Above: Gov. Gavin Newsom holds up the measure by Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, left, that he signed that limits the use of lethal force by law enforcement Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Weber's bill, AB392, would bar police from using lethal force unless it is necessary to prevent imminent threat of death or serious injury to themselves and others. Stevante Clark, right, holds up a photo of his brother, Stephon Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento Police in 2018.

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San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber was recently named San Diegan of the year for 2019 by The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Aired: January 2, 2020 | Transcript

San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber was recently named San Diegan of the year for 2019 by The San Diego Union-Tribune. In selecting her for the honor, the paper cited her work on a landmark bill regulating the use of lethal force by law enforcement.

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As she heads into the next legislative session, Weber said she's especially concerned about what she calls "education accountability" — holding school districts accountable for state dollars meant to help underprivileged students.

Weber joined Midday Edition to talk about those and a number of other issues, including a controversy over depicting her as a cartoon in the Union-Tribune.

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