The protests hitting our streets has called for a lot of things and even different things within the same protest.
Do they want police reform…..or is it the defunding of the police…..or in extreme cases….the abolition of the police…..but these things and ideas do overlap in spots……
Which one of these things is what we all want?
The conservs are even attacking the possibility of reform/defund/abolition with TV ads to scare the Be-Jesus out of the people.
A recent political ad, sponsored by the conservative State Government Leadership Foundation, imagines the hellscape of a post-police Minneapolis. A terrified white woman jolts awake at 2 am during a home invasion. She alerts her husband. She grabs her phone. She calls the police. But it’s too late. They have all been defunded. A dispatcher informs her that a “human resources” specialist can’t help her right now as the camera pans over her sleeping child, the burglar advancing ominously. “Radical liberals are fighting for a police-free future,” the narrator intones. “Don’t let them put your family in danger.”
There is one thing — and only one thing — the ad gets right: On all sides, in all directions, the debate over the future of policing remains a debate over safety, driven by communities who desperately, deeply want to feel safe.
In the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police, virtually every faction in American politics — from Trump Republicans to Biden Democrats, from Cato libertarians to intersectional Marxists — says they want to change policing.
On one end of the spectrum stand abolitionists, who want to “delegitimize the police.” These activists demand an entirely new public safety system based on social and economic equity, bolstered by a network of nonviolent emergency responders. They are offering more than a different vision for public safety — they are offering a different vision for the composition, and fundamental assumptions, of society. They have a different view of what causes crime. In the world they imagine, America would spend much more on education, health care, and infrastructure, and nothing on police departments as we currently know them.
For those that would not take the time to read…..this is the ad I was referring to in my post…..
Personally, the police need to return to the role of “protect and serve” and leave military action to our soldiers.
There are some good ideas for a change in policing…..
Just a thought about Portland……https://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/what-we-know-dont-know-about-portland-dhs
Since the Trump lackeys think they have the right to police cities then why not abolish the police departments?
Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf argued Monday that he does not need authorization or an “invitation” from local officials before deploying federal law enforcement assets to detain suspects.
In an interview with Fox News, Wolf defended his authority to conduct law enforcement operations on the streets of Portland, Ore., where local officials have requested that DHS withdraw after videos of protesters being snatched off the street by officers in unmarked cars sparked outrage.
“I don’t need invitations by the state, state mayors or state governors to do our job. We’re going to do that, whether they like us there or not,” Wolf said.
The idiots around Trump are making the case for abolition…..do these morons think before they speak?
MY guess is NO….for one needs some sort of mental process to speak…..and their heads are so far up Donald’s ass that the process is non-existent.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”