Minneapolis does not appear to be eliminating all policing. They say they are going to reorganize that function under a Department of Public Safety, which apparently will include law enforcement, firefighters, paramedics, 911 operators and other emergency services. They have not yet announced any detailed plan.
Given the leftist officials who will be creating the new plan, I speculate that they will form an unarmed community policing service with a SWAT org to handle serious threats. If so, the gangbangers and other violent criminals will be eating the unarmed officers as hors d'oeuvres. Citizens will be abusing and attacking these unarmed officers at will without fear. I very much doubt city officials will commit the required resources to have nearly enough armed tactical team officers to even begin to meet the city's needs. The results, if my guesses about how this is going to be set up are correct, will be pretty ugly. We shall see.
Facebook has upheld Donald Trump’s suspension but will revisit the decision in six months. (Ridiculous for many reasons including that more coordination for January 6th happened on Facebook than anywhere else...including Parler.)
Curious if you guys are even on Facebook anymore. I see lots of messages from people who have deleted it or just don’t use it. Are there any features that you miss which we should incorporate here on Locals?
A big welcome to all the new folks who joined the community today! (And yes I’ll be signing those cards and mailing them out to you ASAP!)
While we do plenty of politics and culture around here it’s also a lot of pet and food pics. And since we have so many new members today it seems like a good time to start a pet pic thread. Here’s Clyde...now everyone introduce your furry friends!