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Friday, September 25, 2020

Since its launch June 1, the STAR van has responded to more than 350 calls, replacing police in matters that don't threaten public safety and are often connected to unmet mental or physical needs.



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Years in the making!? What prevented it's implementation years earlier?! People who should NOT be in charge of a peace force?

Using this program as an example - if it's promising we absolutely require holding each and EVERY police department to this standard. It's not new, has been studied for decades and only now considered essential. Keep them bound to this.

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-09-25 01:57 PM | Reply

It's amazing what can happen when you try to help instead of trying to punish.

#2 | Posted by qcp at 2020-09-25 01:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

peace force

I like that!

This is what most people are talking about when they say "defund the police". Defund doesn't mean taking police budgets to zero; just using some of that budget to fund a "peace force" composed of social service and mental health peace officers.

#3 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-09-27 08:15 AM | Reply

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