Started by D. Engebretson, June 06, 2020, 09:41:37 AM
Quote from: D. Engebretson on August 05, 2020, 10:17:40 AMEvery day I get a summary of news stories from the New York Times via email. This was one of the headlines and summaries for today: Seeking 'good police' in MinneapolisThe Minneapolis City Council pledged to drastically scale back the size and scope of the city's police force after the killing of George Floyd. But residents of Minneapolis's majority-Black North Side have mixed feelings about that effort — and about the wider push to defund the police by redirecting their resources to struggling communities.Many North Side residents dislike the police but rely on them to respond to crime, and most say they prefer reforms like improved police training to defunding. Some have also accused elected officials of ignoring their views. As one resident told The Times's John Eligon: "It's good to have good police. It's bad to have bad police."
Quote from: D. Engebretson on August 06, 2020, 09:04:49 AMAnd proposals for significant cuts to recruitment and retention, travel, patrol, and even implicit bias training are still on the table, not to mention a proposal to reduce the wages of about a dozen Police Department commanders.
Quote from: James_Gale on August 06, 2020, 11:37:17 AMAccording to Gallup, 81% of black Americans want the police presence in their neighborhoods to remain the same or to increase. Overwhelmingly white and wealthy activist groups in places like Seattle are demanding that police funding be slashed and argue that this is to protect black people and black lives. These white voices seem to be winning over the black voices. I guess that black voices don't matter to the loudest of those purporting to act on behalf of black lives.