Minneapolis City Council advances plan to put disbanding police on November ballot

Minneapolis City Council advances plan to put disbanding police on November ballot

[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. …

MSN:

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.”

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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.

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