“Deep systemic racism.” When will the Minneapolis Police Department change?
The administration has seen decades of reform efforts, but activists say racism and violence are too entrenched to eradicate. Derek Shavin smashed George Floyd’s neck into George Floyd, slowly killing him. The police, who had just joined the force, repeatedly asked Shovin if they should regulate Floyd’s position. The department’s 19-year veteran Shavin refused. That precise collaboration – an experienced officer training young officers for violence – was not an immediate failure, but a “systemic” problem at the Minneapolis Police Department, said RT Rybak, who served as Minneapolis mayor for 12 years. “Every mayor since 1980, including myself, has had a reform agenda for the Minneapolis police,” Rybak said. “None of us have made the necessary changes anywhere.” The day after Shavin was convicted of second-degree murder, the US Department of Justice announced an investigation into whether Floyd’s murder was part of the Minneapolis Police Department’s discriminatory misconduct. This was far from the case when the Ministry of Justice tried to intervene in the violence of the Minneapolis police. For decades, local, state, and federal officials have tried to train Minneapolis police not to shoot or injure people in order to have a more positive relationship with Indigenous people. Minneapolis police officers have been given a lot of community connections, confidence-building and indirect bias training. Following the verdict in the case of Derek Shavin, people are holding posters with pictures of George Cave Floyd, Dow Wright and Philando Castilla, all of whom were killed by Minneapolis County police. Photo by Carlos Barria / Reuters. But these formal courses were disrupted by the lessons officers taught each other on the street, the response of high-ranking officers to anti-racist initiatives, and the success of the local police union in protecting police officers from legal repercussions. “No matter how disgusting their behavior is,” Rybak said. None of this is likely to change easily. “I think it is difficult to come to another conclusion. “There is deep systemic racism in the ministry,” said Rybak, who was mayor of Minneapolis from 2002 to 2014. “It does not mean that every officer is a racist, but it does mean that it is culture.” In the wake of Floyd’s death last year, the then head of the Minneapolis police union called Floyd a “violent criminal” and labeled people protesting his assassination. After Shavin was convicted of murder, the union issued a statement condemning the jury’s decision, expressing “deep regret” for the “pain” for the community, but also criticizing the “political pandemonium” and “racial bait” of elected officials. The need for extensive police reform is now the central position of Minneapolis. Last year, a majority in the city council promised to “dismantle” or “eliminate” the police station. The Anks have faced political and bureaucratic hurdles, but are now moving forward with a new attempt to put the future of the administration in place. Incumbent Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said in a statement that he “welcomes this investigation” and believes that the Ministry of Justice will provide “additional support” in the “changes he would like to see” section. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, seen in February. Photo. Richard Ong-Tattari / AP Arrradondo himself was part of a group of five officers who sued the department for racial discrimination in 2007, a lawsuit that was settled for a total of $ 740,000. Some locals said they hoped the federal investigation could improve, while others, including longtime anti-violence activists, argued that the problem with police killings was greater than the Minneapolis police department, that federal control. is needed throughout the state. In the past 20 years, 208 people have died in Minnesota after a “physical clash with law enforcement,” according to a database compiled by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Although only 7% of Minnesota residents are S, 26% of them die. The state’s most notorious black police killings in the Minneapolis suburb, not in the city, by police officers, including the 2016 murder of 20-year-old 32-year-old Philando Castilla. – Old Daunte Wright earlier this month. Other local activists said they viewed the Justice Department investigation as a purely political theater of the Biden administration and said the police department was indirect. “The Minneapolis Police Department has served as a reformer. “If you can think of a reform, it was tried in Minneapolis,” said Mickey Noor, one of the co-founders of a local Black Vision organization that advocates eliminating police. Protesters carry a poster depicting Philando Castilla in 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Photo by Steven Mature / Getty Images “We currently have a black police chief. Before that we had a native woman who was a candidate for police chief. “They have tried all the pieces of ‘identity’. They have had all the courses of open bias. They still continue to kill girls indiscriminately.” The Justice Department investigation “will cost millions of taxpayers dollars to tell us what we already know,” Noor said, calling it “a symbolic gesture that will do nothing to protect black life.” “Everyone is shouting for change” As part of a new Justice Department inquiry, federal officials will once again review the use of force by the department, including against demonstrators and people with mental illness. The process of holding officers accountable for their behavior. և its training policy, among other issues. 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Noisy incidents of Minneapolis police violence have been raging for decades, including a 1989 incident in which police set fire to the home of an elderly black couple who died from smoke inhalation in a 1993 incident in which two Native American men were trapped. in the trunk of a police car. և The incident in 2015, when a police officer was caught in a video threatening to break the legs of a Somali teenager. Daut Wright’s coffin is being escorted after his funeral in Minneapolis on Thursday. Photo by Steven Mature / Getty Images Incumbent Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Jacob Frey has ordered the Minneapolis Police Department to end low-level marijuana bites after the Henepi County ombudsman’s office uncovered racial targeting. Between January 24 and May 24, 2018, 46 of the 47 people arrested in the bites were girls. In 2020, 55% of all young people imprisoned in Minnesota were lovers. The incarceration rate of white teenagers is doubling. Nearly 50 percent of all young people incarcerated in the state were in the Minneapolis area. “I am not a judge, I am not a jury, but everyone is screaming, change begins with us. “We have to take that step forward to make that change,” an early black Minneapolis officer told the Guardian. “I want to be that change.” The officer, who asked for anonymity, added that the community wanted more black officers in power. “You need us, go up the stairs,” said Officer Xi. Although the Justice Department’s investigation could be effective, police officers could also use some of the benefits of the suspicion, the officer said. “Not all police officers are bad,” said the officer. “Just give people a chance.” Sixteen-year-old Rogen Abdallah, who staged a student protest against police killings in the state capital two days before Shavin was sentenced, said he hoped for federal intervention but did not expect change to come soon. “If the investigation goes as I hope it will, I think it will be a small step towards a better future, if not me, then for my children or grandchildren,” the teenager told the Guardian.