- Jul 25, 2009
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Back at it after licking your wounds? Floyd wasn't a tragic accident, Daunte Wright was. Defunding the police- I only speak locally - was being explored as a way of breaking the union hold and reforming the Minneapolis police department. There is no doubt the Minneapolis department needs serious reform as there are well known ills that don't exist across the river.Wright and Floyd also don't prove, or even hint, at any sort of systemic racism in policing. They were tragic accidents. Like a doctor giving a patient the wrong medication, or a person having bad reaction to a vaccine. We don't burn and loot when a surgeon nicks an artery. We don't defund hospitals if a doctor prescribes the wrong meds.
Every year we see around four shootings of unarmed Black people that most would find criminal, out of hundreds of millions of police interactions, and those cases are almost always charged immediately & convicted.