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Old 03-29-2018, 07:53 PM
 
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cops R bad, i guess. especially in chicago.

A group of Chicago youth staged a “die-in’ at City Hall to demand that the city defund police and fund marginalized communities instead. The youth, all members of #NoCopAcademy, also announced that the organization is suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel for withholding critical emails regarding construction of the proposed $95 million building for a Police and Fire training center in West Garfield Park.

“Rahm supports schools and resources for cops, not for Black and Brown kids,” their mission reads. “We demand a redirecting of this $95 million into Chicago’s most marginalized communities instead. Real community safety comes from fully-funded schools and mental health centers, robust after-school and job-training programs, and social and economic justice. We want investment in our communities, not expanded resources for police.”

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Old 03-29-2018, 08:14 PM
 
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#NoCopAcademy? Seems like they'd want the police to be better trained, and this better able to assess and deal with people without resorting to deadly force.
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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#NoCopAcademy? Seems like they'd want the police to be better trained, and this better able to assess and deal with people without resorting to deadly force.
More playing both sides of an issue. On the one hand they don't want taxpayers (which the students are not) to foot the bill for training, yet will instantly take to the streets when an under trained cop shoots first because he wants to go home to his family after his/her shift.

There's no right answer for them.
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