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WHAT to DO: Change the whole thing. (Will take years)
The more the police look and act different then the public, the more they become isolated and detached. The City gets the police quality and outcomes it pays for. Unless the philosophy, objectives, and funding change all problems with the police will keep repeating themselves.
All police citizen interactions would become much different if two officers responded to even the most minor call, (this is would completely change the dynamics of a common traffic stop).
Combine police and fire departments.
Have a team of officers that subdue someone using the same methods now used in prisons (bunch of big guys in armor who rush the crazy person. Take them to the ground, no guns).
Increases public support for funding by guaranteeing that each police dollar spent has the same limits a non-profit.
Ex:"From each dollar only 14% be spent on administration".
Full disclosure of all policies and procedures at public meetings/classes and printed publications.
Got to go to work now (hope I dont get a ticket!)
posted 3 years ago
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