History is being made, and we are all here to see it happen! The Minneapolis City Council (MCC) has voted and approved a solution to implement a community-run public security system to replace the Police force.
Over the next year, the city authorities will establish a new plan of public safety. The reason they have all come to this conclusion is listed below.
“The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, by Minneapolis police officers is a tragedy that shows that no amount of reforms will prevent lethal violence and abuse by some members of the Police Department against members of our community, especially Black people and people of color,” councilmembers wrote, as reported by La Corte news.
“We better start writing our ten-step plan for how to keep communities safe without police. Because police have failed,” MCC member Jeremiah Ellison said, as reported by 60 Minutes.
“The City Council will engage with every willing community member in Minneapolis, centering the voices of Black people, American Indian people, people of color, immigrants, victims of harm, and other stakeholders who have been historically marginalized or under-served by our present system,”
“Together, we will identify what safety looks like for everyone,”MCC resolution states.
Do you think we can live peacefully in a world without the police? How would that world look to you? Let’s talk about it below.