Minneapolis vowed to dismantle its police department. Is change finally coming?

Source: Vox - View Original Article
Published: Apr 07, 2021
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Politician Portrayal:

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Policy Leaning Analysis:

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of -96% Liberal:

  • 1 positive sentiment and 3 negative sentiments for Criminal justice.
  • 2 positive sentiments and 11 negative sentiments for Police funding.
  • 2 positive sentiments for Welfare


Politician Portrayal Analysis:

This article includes the following Politician Portrayal sentiments, providing an average sentiment of 100% Negative and bias score of N/A:

4 negative sentiments and 1 positive sentiment for Joe Biden


Policies:

Welfare
Criminal justice
Police funding

Politicians:

Joe Biden

Sentiments

  •   Liberal
20% "Those successful ballot initiatives followed concerted efforts by local activists to create public support, akin to the efforts of the Yes 4 Minneapolis coalition; ..."
18% "It has also raised questions at the heart of the worldwide protests last year: Are law enforcement power and chain-link fortresses the best use ..."
10% "At that time, defunding was a new idea for many people, and as Vox's Anna North explained, the concept saw widely differing levels of ..."
6% "When voters were asked whether Minneapolis should or should not redirect some funding from the police department to social services, 73 percent said the ..."
2% "Denver has had early success with a pilot program that sends mental health and medical professionals to certain emergency calls in lieu of police, ..."
-4% "City council member Jeremy Schroeder, who drafted the latest charter change proposal with Cunningham and council member Steve Fletcher, said his constituents came to ..."
-6% "And perhaps most importantly, both would eliminate the staffing and budget language around police written into the city charter""
-10% "After Floyd's death, further reforms were instituted, including requiring officers to explain why they drew their weapons; barring police from shooting at moving vehicles ..."

We have listed the top 10 sentiments. More sentiments do exist. Please review the full article for more information.



*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

60% : Those successful ballot initiatives followed concerted efforts by local activists to create public support, akin to the efforts of the Yes 4 Minneapolis coalition; Denver's pilot has had the support of its police chief, who characterized it as freeing up police officers to focus on other work.
59% : It has also raised questions at the heart of the worldwide protests last year: Are law enforcement power and chain-link fortresses the best use of public resources?
55% : At that time, defunding was a new idea for many people, and as Vox's Anna North explained, the concept saw widely differing levels of support depending on how people were asked about it, with the phrase itself giving people pause, but the concepts behind it -- reinvesting money that once went to police departments into social and health services -- largely popular.
53% : When voters were asked whether "Minneapolis should or should not redirect some funding from the police department to social services," 73 percent said the city should.
51% : Denver has had early success with a pilot program that sends mental health and medical professionals to certain emergency calls in lieu of police, and Ithaca's mayor has proposed replacing his city's police department with a new agency featuring both armed police and unarmed public health officials.
48% : But what will a place of safety without police
48% : City council member Jeremy Schroeder, who drafted the latest charter change proposal with Cunningham and council member Steve Fletcher, said his constituents came to him with "a lot of concern that we wouldn't have law enforcement," and that he exited those conversations feeling that "we need to have an answer of how we're going to keep people safe, and how we're going to address dangerous situations that come up."
47% : And perhaps most importantly, both would eliminate the staffing and budget language around police written into the city charter
45% : Some have demanded police abolition, that cities completely divest themselves of police officers; still others wanted incremental reforms like chokehold bans and more body cameras.
45% : After Floyd's death, further reforms were instituted, including requiring officers to explain why they drew their weapons; barring police from shooting at moving vehicles (unless there is a safety reason for doing so); mandating body cameras be left on for private, interpolice conversations while responding to a call; banning chokeholds; creating new limits on no-knock warrants; and an $8 million policing budget cut, meant to help fund violence prevention and mental health services.
45% : These activists argued that a more sweeping approach is needed; they say a lack of broader reform means fear and mistrust of police remain common, particularly among communities of color.
42% : And as the presence of law enforcement increases as the trial goes on, so will anxiety about the trial's outcome, particularly about what may happen should Chauvin be acquitted.
41% : And many activists say police don't limit their violence to only Black residents.
40% : have had "a lot of negative interactions, with either the police stereotyping them or targeting them in the things that they're doing," including "police picking them up, putting them in the back of the car and dropping them off somewhere else in the city."
39% : A key concern emerged at several of the sessions -- while police violence has led to death and dismay, many questioned whether it would be possible to have a safe city without police.
38% : While the previous attempt was derailed by tight timelines -- and was complicated by some citizens' concerns that it would eliminate police altogether --
34% : In particular, she cited the cases of Fong Lee and Chiasher Fong Vue, who were killed by police in 2006 and 2019, respectively, Vue after officers fired dozens of shots at him in front of his home following a domestic disturbance call.
31% : Some protesters have called for the defunding of police, agitating for police budgets to be drained and for money taken from law enforcement to be used to fund other services, from mental health resources to education.

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