militantrubberducky t1_jcq7gx2 wrote

More like the mayor discourages officers from enforcing things when it garners him political points ("why are they harassing black youth?" "There are more important things to enforce/investigate" etc.). It isn't until either a) he is inconvenienced himself, or b) it happens publicly and he is forced by constituents to demand action. Can guarantee if one of them had crashed and died while fleeing he'd be screeching for punishment.


militantrubberducky t1_j9oj6ty wrote

😂 downvote me all you want but attempts to resolve issues instead of jumping to litigation helps your case in the long run, especially if you can document them being ridiculous or unreasonable. Even if it didn't, I'm not sure why conflict resolution is looked down upon here. Sometimes we have to have awkward or uncomfortable conversations with people who are not nice. 🤷‍♀️


militantrubberducky t1_j66zrwg wrote

How is this an example of that? One agency got a tip, investigated and found evidence of a crime, and sought charges for the officer. His own agency arrested him when they learned there were warrants. They did exactly what they're supposed to, what would a civilian committee have done differently?


militantrubberducky t1_iy9jphi wrote

This is part of the problem with having each city in charge of these types of programs. No proper oversight and a huge disparity in response.

I moved here from South Florida last year, and it was eye-opening to me how different government is. There, all the cities are considered a part of the county and the county provides overall services (like waste management, shelter services, transit, etc.) This helped ensure that if you lived in a poorer district of the county you could still get access to quality services. Here, it's just dismal.

What is the process for holding our officials responsible?