Minneapolis City Council members consider disbanding the police https://t.co/bmjMJfOsylpic.twitter.com/4ReAoR2Fgv, Councilman Steve Fletcher led the charge on Tuesday, declaring the MPD “irredeemably beyond reform” and proposing it should be abolished and replaced with “a public safety capacity that doesn’t fear our residents… That doesn’t murder black men.”. We can invest in cultural competency and mental health training, de-escalation and conflict resolution. Though the officers involved were fired immediately and charged with murder within days – with the state attorney general upgrading the charges this week – protests that broke out in Minnesota over Floyd’s death last Monday escalated into riots and looting, then spread across the US and even worldwide. Remember that when you don’t want Crime, especially against you and your family. Police ask about guns and drugs, he says, "until they unzip our book bags and see basketballs, gym shorts." The letter was created as part of a five-day plan of action by black rights groups, according to Variety. We took a look at how much taxpayer money state and local governments together spend per capita on police using data from the. We decided to look at total local and state government spending on police per capita, comparing how much taxpayer money each state spends on police while taking into account their varying population sizes. This is where Sleepy Joe is being dragged by the socialists. The creator of NPC Daily. Police suspected, according to the May report written by Jaynes, that Glover "may be keeping narcotics and/or proceeds from the sale of narcotics at (Taylor's apartment) for safekeeping." Now the 13 Minneapolis councilors – twelve Democrats and one Green – are starting to warm up to the proposals pushed by activists such as Black Lives Matter, Reclaim the Block and Black Visions Collective, a local paper has reported. According to The Hill, some Minneapolis City Council members want to make drastic changes to the city police, including defunding the department. We see these spaces filled with mostly transgender people, black people, native Americans and Latinos Latinx and Hispanics Hispanx. That means people have to fill these spaces. Some people who want police budgets to be cut want the money to instead be used for social programs, according to Reuters. Protesters lie down in front of police officers during a rally against the death of George Floyd, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 31, 2020. We can totally reimagine what public safety means, what skills we’re recruiting for, what tools we do and don’t need.