Pants-of-dog wrote:Please show these actual words and deeds. Like this:
Minneapolis Park Board votes to end relationship with Minneapolis police, differentiate uniforms. Other organizations cutting ties with MPD after George Floyd killing.
Minneapolis City Council resolves to replace police with community-led model
Portland City Council Approves Budget Cutting Additional $15M From Police
Philadelphia Defunds Police By $33 Million, Restores Funds For African American Museum
New York City will take $1 billion from police budget, but many say it doesn't go far enough
And that there is no evidence for an increase in violent crime.
18 murders in 24 hours: Inside the most violent day in 60 years in Chicago
Milwaukee city leaders note dramatic increase in violent crime
Virginia’s annual crime report shows increase in violent crime for 2019
Weekly NYC Shootings Soar 358% Over Last Year, Data Shows
Where is the relevance?
The relevance is that the Leftist elites in this country are ignoring the real problem to focus their national outrage on a virtual nonissue. And even their focus is misdirected, making it all about racism instead of asking why someone like George Floyd’s murderer was still on the force at all. But that wouldn’t fit the meme of “Cops hate Blacks!” that they need to gin up votes. Democrats desperately need racial division to win elections.
Drlee wrote:I see Doug64 has run another Washington Times hit piece.
Since when is a straight-up news report about a new PAC formed by retired cops for the purpose of fighting the Defund Police movement at the ballot box a “hit piece”?
wat0n wrote:What would such mobilization accomplish? Will the gangs and other forms of organized crime disappear if communities took to the streets to demand... Demand what, anyway?
@Pants-of-dog is correct in that regard: The communities do obviously care about the affairs in their neighborhoods. And some members of them do in fact organize at that level to try to improve the situation, to try to get their youth to avoid getting involved with gangs (it should be noted that most gang members are adults, which is more consistent with gangs being organized crime closer to the Mafia than just some low-level bands of unruly teens).
And when those activists become too problematic they simply get executed (this example is noteworthy to me because I used to live like 3 blocks away from where he was murdered at the time).
I’m not denying that there are people at the community level doing what they can, I salute their courage. But they’ve been fighting the good fight without the backing of the Leftist elites both in governments and in the MSM(D). And yes, public awareness campaigns, including protests, can go a long way to fixing the problem—the first step is to recognize that the problem exists and prioritizing finding solutions, after all.
Mind, they’ve been generally fighting the good fight without the backing of the Conservative elites as well, for the Republicans this hasn’t been really considered their problem—those cities aren’t theirs, and neither are the voters. Rather shortsighted of them, but there you are.
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.