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Saturday, June 06, 2020

After more than a week of protests against police brutality and unrest that left parts of the city burned, a growing chorus of elected officials, civic leaders and residents in Minneapolis are urging the city to break up the Police Department and reimagine the way policing works.


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I live in Germany. I've seen police cars on occasion, but they don't pull you over. I wouldn't be able to tell you what a uniformed police officer looks like, if I didn't live next to one.


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... a growing chorus of elected officials, civic leaders and residents in Minneapolis are urging the city to break up the Police Department and reimagine the way policing works. ...

This is not "defunding the police.

This is a refocusing the police on their "Protect and Serve" motto.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-06 12:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Policing isn't going to change unless they change their hiring practices. Most police departments look to recruit vets whenever possible. Especially combat vets. There is certain vibe in departments that is hard to explain but it's an us vs them mentality.Going on patrol is like getting ready for war mentality. Everyone is a potential suspect and should be treated harshly.

#2 | Posted by byrdman at 2020-06-06 06:17 PM | Reply

It will be important to not arm them and train them like military. So far they appear to only escalate situations so they can escalate force. The exact opposite is needed.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-06 07:13 PM | Reply

#2 The only combat vets who approve of what the police did to George Floyd are your Eddie Gallagher types.

You know, psycho killers.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-06 07:20 PM | Reply

A city with no law enforcement?

Is that what they're proposing?

Or am I misreading their idea?

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2020-06-06 09:30 PM | Reply

Do what they proposed in my little burg when the cops got too big for their britches (both figuratively and literally): fire them all and contract with the county Sheriff to do the policing.

#6 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-06-06 09:44 PM | Reply

I only know of one Metropolitan Community that ever tried anything like this.

It was 1972 and Munich Germany was determined to have the nicest friendliest kindest unarmed police force in history in order to convince the world Germany had changed and was no longer the Nazi war machine of the past.

Need I go on?

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2020-06-06 09:59 PM | Reply

A small town once fired their crooked cops and hired accountable private security. They have lived in peace since.

Or maybe that's total -------- but it sounds good.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-06-07 08:23 AM | Reply

And then one day as the smoke cleared, we looked around dazed and said, "Why didn't someone call the cops?"

#9 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2020-06-07 11:06 AM | Reply

I thought the reason for civilians to be armed is that the police only show up after the crime, to file reports, too late to protect the victims. So tell me again why we need armed cops.

#10 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-06-07 01:53 PM | Reply

Yes WHODAMAN, those Dem governor's dealing with all the rioting and racist police departments need to change their laws so non criminals can carry guns.

#11 | Posted by jamesgelliott at 2020-06-07 08:44 PM | Reply

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