There are good police and bad police, just as there are good priests and bad priests, good pastors/bad pastors, good people and bad people. We should spend money on adding mental health workers to train officers and work alongside them for certain cases. We should also have a no tolerance for any officer showing violence against any citizen except in cases of self defense. Officers should be made to have a body cam on at all times to protect them and citizens. Any officer not wearing a cam and/or in any act of violence should be fired and lose their pension. If officers know this ahead of time it will weed out the bad ones. I’m a white, moderate, and I am distraught over the black lives lost...and how soon they are forgotten and we just move on. This has to stop! We need police, but we need GOOD police.
Yes an no, because there are police that do there job as a police officer but then other police officers that instigate a situation that did not have to be led and its not fair to people who do live in those communities to be blamed for a crime they may or may have not commit.
Keep funding police, but also fund social programs that can be used in conjunction with the police. Police shouldn't have to respond to a mental health crisis unless other people are in harm. Let a mental health professional deal with that call.
No, increase funding and increase the amount of hours needed for training so we can have police officers that cant make excuses because you have the proper training and have no reason to resort to a gun. If this cant happen then the police should be abolished.
I believe programs, like Urban Promise, YMCA, Big Brothers/ Sisters in which youth are at risk are great opportunities to reachout.. provide a safe haven... and positive impact on kids to keep them off of the streets and help guide their futures. Not just inner cities... but ALL youth. I believe there's a working class poor that gets missed that are not in inner cities.
I believe we should reassess the funding we give police, see if they are given too much or could reduce the costs and lower their budget, and then use the extra money to equip others to handle non-emergency/non-violent calls.
i say that no, the police should only be armed with tasers though unless its a huge crime scene. People are getting shot for no reason but taking the funding only makes us lose police officers, which means more crimes will roam the city and eventually take over.
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