The big debate these days is that of police reform….especially since the conviction of Chauvin….and yet since then at least three African-Americans have been needlessly killed.
You say that you are disgusted by all the police violence and deaths and you want change…..then get off your ass and work to that end.
American police culture apparently teaches how kill and not how to ‘protect and serve’…..and that needs some serious attention if it is ever to get solved.
If that is your aim then YOU need to force the change that the authorities seem unwilling to provide……don’t give it lip service time to stand or sit down and STFU.
I have made my thoughts known on this and what could be done on many occasions…..
Read those three post of mine….and then let me point out a few more things that could be done…..
1) Employ more oversight
2) Improve data collection
3) Address racial bias
4) End qualified immunity
5) Change use-of-force policies
6) Demilitarize the police
7) Defund the police
8) Abolish the police
9) Initiate broad systemic reforms
I am not advocating some of the these policies….but before you decide for yourself please read the article in Vox….they explain each and every part……https://www.vox.com/22396400/defunding-abolishing-police-among-ideas-derek-chauvin-verdict
I hear that recruiting practices are to blame….not the training…..I disagree….apparently the training teaches to go to the gun before anything…..that is training….recruitment needs to be tighter….but training is the real problem….if a cop cannot disarm a person with a knife without killing them then the training lacks substance beyond the gun.
If you think that real change will come with the leaders then you are in a delusional state. Reality contradicts that belief.
YOU can make the changes society needs but not if you sit by and let the powers that be make the decisions on this……if you do sit by then nothing will change.
A change in the police culture can only be achieved by the local population.
Local, state, and federal governments in the United States should move beyond superficial changes and fundamentally rethink public safety by reducing the scope of policing, investing in community services, and ensuring abusive officers are held accountable, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. A detailed description of the pervasive problems with policing is included in the report, along with “14 Recommendations for Police Reform.”
The 29-page report, “A Roadmap for Reimagining Public Safety in the United States: 14 Recommendations on Policing, Community Investment, and Accountability,” proposes shifting investments from policing to social services, affordable housing, schools, community-based healthcare systems – especially mental health and voluntary drug treatment – and local economic development. Redirecting resources from policing to services that effectively address underlying societal problems, along with establishing effective, independent oversight of police, would limit harms by police and improve public safety.
You most let your voice be heard at all levels, city, state and national…..go to city council meetings and force the agenda you want…..go to the county supervisors meetings and do the same…..work on the state and national level with your representatives….force the issue.
You say you want change….then by god make that change….you and only you can make these social changes….
If the politicians will not change or listen then….TAKE IT TO THE STREETS!
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