So instead of attacking the real problem, excessive pay and benefits for cops and firemen, let's attack the weaker unions.
Blame the politicians you voted for then if you are so outraged.
I agree it is pathetic that CA's state government caves into these unions along with other public unions out of fear of losing votes and political contributions. However you can't blame the logic behind wanting to curtail the power and influence of public unions even if it is not always carried out in the most perfect and or efficient manner.
And I completely disagree with your idea of privatizing police, that will only lead to disaster.
Let me go ask all the families of those young black men brutalized by public union police officers if they think they haven't already been experiencing this "disaster" you speak of in their communities. Especially at the hand of public union police forces who have absolutely no incentive to improve their tactics outside of often too late political outrage and/or court orders.