Minneapolis Organizers Are Already Building the Tools for Safety Without Police

In the past two weeks since Mr. Floyd’s brutal murder at the hands of the MPD, Minneapolis has seen community members step up to fill the gaps where our city, state and county systems have failed us. We’ve created community fire brigades, a people’s ambulance, a transit support system, food banks and hot meal bars, and community safety and defense teams.

AGR Daily News

he first question people often ask about dismantling police is: “But what about ‘violent criminals’?” MPD150 created a resource to answer some of those worries. Locally, Domestic Abuse Project has a program for people who have used violence, as well as a victim/survivor program. Last year, the city created a working groupabout 911 calls to assess if the city could respond to any of these calls without relying on the police department. The idea is that people who are trained to respond to specific emergencies would be dispatched instead of police. For example, CAHOOTS in Eugene, Oregon, is set up so that a medic and a crisis worker respond to mental health emergencies. This is just one response model; in other communities, neighbors have established skill shares so that as many people as possible are trained to quickly respond to various kinds of emergencies. Of course, none of…

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2 thoughts on “Minneapolis Organizers Are Already Building the Tools for Safety Without Police

  1. Assuming Floyd was even murdered…


    Former Black Movement Organizer Explains How D’s and the Left Are Using Blacks as Pawns

    Q!!Hs1Jq13jV61 Jun 2020 – 11:08:42 AM

    Sums it up perfectly.
    Black community used as pawns?
    Welcome to the [D] party.

    Undercover Investigation – Minneapolis Riot Was Preplanned (Video) By Stillness in the Storm on Jun 10, 2020 02:09


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  2. Pingback: Minneapolis Organizers Are Already Building the Tools for Safety Without Police — The Most Revolutionary Act – Health Matters

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