[Ed. – We’re so far beyond “What could go wrong?” at this point. See the MSN story link; the city council has to put this to the voters, and that’s what the council is off to the races on. So there’s still hope, if the voters have retained a few brain cells. But don’t worry, citizens. Your councilmembers are protected, with private security.]
By a 12-0 vote, the Minneapolis City Council voted to disband the city’s beleaguered police department. What’s going to replace the police? That’s OK. They don’t know either. …
Draft language of the amendment posted online would replace the department with a Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention, “which will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach.”
What happens if someone calls 911?
Fletcher said under the new agency when someone calls 911, there will always be a response that’s appropriate, including the option for a response by employees authorized to use force. But he said the vast majority of calls that police officers currently take will be answered by employees with different expertise.