Lisa Bender, a city council president of Minneapolis has argued that the move to disband the city police department is right after the murder of George Floyd.
She disclosed that citizen’s safety is the responsibility of police but some time police can do more harm than good. Lisa elaborate that the death of George Floyd clarified this fact that police are not keeping every member of our community safe.
When she was asked what will happen if a home is broken into. She responded that she expected that they came from a place of privilege.
Lisa added: “Because of those for whom this system is working, I think we need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in that reality where calling the police for help do more harm than good.”
Lisa has defended her move and said that the nine council members from communities all across the city of all different backgrounds, standing together, to tell the truth. They are saying that this system isn’t working for too long.
BREAKING: Minneapolis City Council President says having police is a sign of ‘privilege’ pic.twitter.com/NPVON4cseJ
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 8, 2020
She said: “Our reforms efforts have failed and we have done many many attempts and we still see this tragic death.”
Lisa said that the hard work begins now as there is a need to rebuild a system that actually keeps everyone safe.
And more. Re-imagining public safety is going to be a lot of work and require the commitment and engagement from our whole community but this City knows how to make pragmatic and meaningful systems change.
— Lisa Bender (@lisabendermpls) June 8, 2020