Started by D. Engebretson, June 06, 2020, 09:41:37 AM
Quote from: The Yak on June 06, 2020, 12:49:02 PMA Wall Street Journal opinion piece:From the article:Mr. Fryer said that because of changes in police behavior following investigations in these and other cities, "my estimates show that we lost a thousand more lives, most of them black as well, because of an increase in homicides." The protesters and their political allies insist that policing is the problem, but when police pull back, black communities are hit hardest....And now we know how scapegoating law enforcement can backfire in ways that do the most harm to our most vulnerable communities. "I never would have guessed that if police stopped putting in the effort, that homicides would change like this," said Mr. Fryer. "You hear some people say 'Oh, we want to police our own neighborhoods, get out.' No, you don't want that. I guess I always knew it was a foolish idea, but I didn't realize it was this deadly."
Quote from: peter_speckhard on June 06, 2020, 10:17:10 PMSorry, try this link.https://youtu.be/4gTRJ4T3MHM
Quote from: Michael Slusser on June 06, 2020, 10:13:29 AMSaint Paul police are underfunded, but they do not have the same problems as Minneapolis police. I wish St. Paul would increase its funding for its police, because I trust their leadership and the culture that the department has built up over decades.
Quote from: Dan Fienen on June 07, 2020, 08:54:26 PMThis will be an interesting experiment. What will happen to cities when they greatly reduce or eliminate the police in their cities. It will be interesting to see if Blacks in those cities will actually be better off. Racial violence by the police is a very serious problem to must be addressed. But whether simply eliminating the police will solve our cities' problems
Quote from: Pr. Don Kirchner on June 08, 2020, 01:17:52 PM"Do you understand that the word, dismantle, or police-free also makes some people nervous, for instance?" Camerota asked. "What if in the middle of [the] night, my home is broken into? Who do I call?"Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender: "I mean, I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors," Bender said. "And I know -- and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege. Because for those of us for whom the system is working, I think we need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in that reality where calling the police may mean more harm is done."https://www.foxnews.com/politics/minneapolis-council-president-ducks-question-over-how-defund-police-push-would-affect-crime-victims