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|1||yes||bob kroll is bad|
charter commission is very white
vice chair of kingfield neighborhood org
police have failed
"this is an exceptional moment"
put it on the ballot this year, not next year
"we have given you the time needed... we need this charter on the ballot. time is up"
why would staffing numbers be enshrined in the charter? MPD's political power
caller from the Wedge referencing women's suffrage movement
"tired of white disconnected people making decisions for us"
"our right to vote should be prioritized"
this needs to be thought through and thoughtful
too vague, too radical
put it on the ballot
city council is democratically elected. charter commission is very white.
don't rush. we don't need a charter amendment for change.
Support Nekima and Al Flowers
we didn't elect you to make policy
"let the people decide what public safety looks like for them"
City council is inept, doesn't have a plan to keep city safe. I support chief arradondo.
Support Nekima and Al Flowers
you sent out the wrong phone number to the hearing.
we all want safe neighborhoods and accountable police
"we have a public safety obligation to abolish the police"
charter amendment is first step
people were voting with their bodies in the street.
uprisings prove minneapolis wants alternative
I'm tired. I'm gonna pose this question... the process isn't moving too quickly, it's too slow.
I and my neighbors have the right to vote. I want my community to feel safe.
put the future of public safety in the hands of the citizens of minneapolis
city council is responsive to the people.
charter commission is the electoral college of minneapolis, thwarting democracy.
"we need community control of the police"
not status quo, wants more extreme action
"provides no concrete details about what this amendment would do"
community control, same as last caller
do your job, put this on the ballot. you're not elected. you don't represent the people.
gregg abbott i hate your pilot program
defund the police and work to a police free future
this is the beginning of conversation
black lives need to be safe and valued
I'm excited that we're finally starting to take real action
what happens to credibility of the charter commission if they unilaterally takes a policy decision against unanimous city council?
"don't stain the charter commission"
"real community control of the police"
"watered down insult"
not status quo, wants more
pass the amendment. you're not an elected body. how will you feel if you prevent this amendment from going forward and we continue to see death of black/brown people?
"necessary early step"
"right now the people of minneapolis are the most engaged" i've ever seen. most people undecided, but most agree they want a say. affirm democracy. we can do our homework.
it's clear that more piecemeal reforms aren't the answer. that's why people are marching. that's why democratically elected city council put this forward.
not specific enough
doesn't mean i support the cops
|vote in 2021|
moving too quickly. this is politcal pander. not an actual solution.
Ward 9, powderhorn
you cannot just make minor changes, it needs a complete rebuild as long as i've been alive.
opposes the charter commission alternative proposal
Clegg needs to wait the full ten seconds for unmuting.
people are writing and calling in overwhelming numbers, do your duty.
Full support, put it on the ballot this november. Don't gatekeep democracy. We can't wait for another MPD killing.
zero trust in MPD having our best interest in mind. militarized, belligerent, arrogant, power drunk
this is not reactionary, this is about decades of work by black led organizations in response to racialized police violence.
health care worker in downtown. sees how harmful an overfunded MPD is every day. public health research has been done already.
let us vote "i feel like we're being shut out" if this is pushed off another year people will feel discouraged and disengage.
i've been an advocate for police reform. put forward a plan so we know what we're voting for. it's a blank check for the bike lane loving plastic bag banning city council.
you're going to make us detroit
supports council version, opposes the charter commission alternative.
allow elected city council to heed their constituents. "thank you for letting voters vote in november"
Help ensure the language is clear
President of Ryan Companies
Don't allow charter change on the ballot. this is being confused with justice. it's distracting from actual police reform.
"14 bosses" "power grab"
if this passes it's gonna be a disaster. people won't invest or buy houses. this is knee jerk. the council is not an expert. you need more police. listen to chief arradondo, he wanted more police.
you're going to make us detroit
not everyone can call into your public hearing, let us vote.
Loring Park, 30 year resident of Mpls; the whole time with systemic bias from police. We need to do the work and put something real in front of voters.
city council is more representative of the people than the mayor
uprising made clear we want, need, deserve a change to public safety looks like
let us vote, do your job
ward 7, "esteemed unelected and unrepresentative charter commission"
don't obstruct, don't silence, we demand to vote, citing statute, explains he wants elected charter commission
10 yr resident longfellow
taxpayer and investor!
Loring Park, do your job, let us vote.
police cannot be reformed. we've waited for elected city to get on board, only for another group of white people to slowly mull this over.
do your job, let people decide
let people vote. concerned about growth in MPD coopting social services. divert funding.
Name: Gary, Nicollet Island
Saw ballot initiatives succeed at polls and fail as laws in Oregon.
this is a public hearing, you need to hear the public.
bare minimum first step. police will not disappear overnight. fallacy of whiteness to assume we need a perfect plan. there won't be a perfect plan in a year. what we have right now is abysmal.
i have nothing to add to the many emails i've sent you. i do apologize for sending so many. the unelected body has held two public hearings.
needs to change now. system is racist. let the people vote. do not miss this powerful moment.
ward 10, i want a chance to vote yes, the police cannot be reformed.
ward 10, whittier. poorly written and rushed. could set back movement. doesn't say who will discipline. city council hasn't held police accountable. community control not city council control.
ward 12. urgent that democratic process is not blocked. we can't wait another year. the current system is not keeping people safe.
whittier (from st louis, mo)
needs to be brought to the people, not just charter commission.
Bancroft, Ward 8. should not be on ballot, incomplete, vague. gives possibility that there may not be law enforcement.
34 year homeowner. "I too deserve peace and safety."
45 year resident, shouldn't be on ballot. City Council is doing this without community input. (wife of previous guy?)
doesn't address violence, injustice. doesn't guarantee future law enforcement presence.
"this is the first time i've been able to imagine safety in my lifetime since i was born" as black person
need radical shift in how we see safety. let future generations know you were thinking about them.
22 year resident. people are engaged. idea that we don't have time to deliberate is ludicrous. need to shift power to black/brown community. if they're not in room, change who's in room. (charter commission feeling self-conscious)
don't let pefect be enemy of good
put safety in hands of the community. let the community decide, whatever that might look like, that starts with letting residents vote.
Ward 6. you can trust the people with this ballot decision
empower the people to make their own decisions.
Cedar Riverside, ACLUMN. allow the people to have voice. community has spoken and vocal about not feeling safe with current system of public safety.
Tom in Downtown... "I do not believe the city council has clearly identified what their main objectives are" or how they'd measure progress. what are the metrics?
Ward 5. it's a step in the right direction. the city council needs to make more precise plans. each ward needs community appointed board for police discipline. residency requirement.
ward 4 white female
teacher, coach, resident. i will continue to feel safe with or without MPD. food, lack of jobs.
ward 2, prospect park
i trust city council to continue working with black led orgs
if you say this is rushed you haven't been paying attention until now
ward 10. can't wait for another death to take action. can't wait for the perfect plan. communities hurting right now. needed change yesterday. let us vote.
Dan from East Isles. Friend of the Wedge.
calling out names of other supporters. says it's a diverse list.
ward 12. the charter commissioners do not live in north minneapolis or in area around 3rd precinct. money spent on mpd could do better. waste of time making a detailed plan and face uncertainty of whether charter amendment would allow that plan to happen. charter clears the path.
calling out dan cohen for saying they have a moral obligation to uphold police
first step toward smarter police system.
i was amazed city council got it together to take action so quickly. don't distract, don't dealy. trust fellow residents to learn and make a decision.
tim keane such a bad guy. says hello like a terrible person. doesn't like bike lanes. council kicking the can down the road. engage your city council members in reform. this charter amendment is a smokescreen for delay.
police kicked in the front door of my house when i was 11. 30 years old. doesn't feel safe when he sees police. put it on the ballot.
people say we need more input, yes yes, we need the input of every voter.