Over 1700 people have been shot in Chicago according to this interviewed Democrat LaShawn Ford. He says that the people do not trust the police and he’s asking Trump to help, as Trump said he would. I think this is a great, positive change where politics is being put aside and all sides united to fix this. This goes against Rahm Emanuel’s wishes where he labels Chicago as a Trump free zone.
People are dying and in my opinion, black lives matter. What say you?
Why would anyone not accept a serious solution to the gun violence problem in Chicago? Will wait to see what Trump or his administration proposes… Would be a refreshing change to see a serious policy proposal from this administration…
I think adding more police will actually create more animosity towards them due to the nature their job. For every few minutes of saving the innocent, how many traffic stops will there be?
Ego comes into play on every proactive interaction. Unless the population is domesticated enough to give a cop a moment of their time just because they are asked, an officer will have to find an excuse to hold the person captive for an interaction.
It’s like policing an entire city of the people you see on YouTube who instantly assert their rights the moment an officer looks their way. Legal, but disrespectful behavior and Police don’t mix well.
I’m not sure because it could do more damage than good if not done right. The violence in Chicago must be met with a force that the violence can’t move, deter or disregard. At the same time, I don’t want the violence exacerbated. A good PR is going to play an important role if there’s going to be success.
You have to find a balance. BLM has gone to far and should be told so but they also should not be completely ignored either. Police have a job as do prosecutors but the stat that should matter is crime reduction not people locked up.