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Do some cities need more police?   The Newsy You: News of Today

Started Jun-22 by Showtalk; 391 views.
Showtalk said:

10 weeks in and still not well. Yes, it’s serious.

That's the elephant in the living room with this stuff. The news media and various social media only talks mostly about those who have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic and recover, and those that die. But a large number may be right in the middle.

Today on the radio someone was talking about a birthday party. The birthday boy (going to college whenever those re-open again) thought the cough he got a couple of days earlier was just from sawdust doing construction, and he wasn't coughing by his birthday, didn't feel ill or anything.

14 people at the birthday party came down with COVID-19. His grandfather is in the ICU on a ventilator. Both parents ended up bedridden, as did his younger sibling.

I think that was in the Dallas area, but not 100% sure. It could have been 21 people who got sick, but I'm guessing 14 sick and it was his 21st birthday, as I was going down the highway and also listening to a conversation on the 70cm repeater waiting to see if I could get in a word edgewise :)

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Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-26

Did you get a word in? That is sad, but they all should have distanced.  

Minneapolis just voted to disband their police department.

Showtalk said:

Minneapolis just voted to disband their police department.

I wonder if the sheriff's office will take over the duties.

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Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-26

They won’t want them either.  They want to hire BLM to create a new force.

Showtalk said:

They want to hire BLM to create a new force.

Wonder how many of them would be able to pass a background check?

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Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-27

Maybe their new police force won’t require a traditional background check.

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Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jun-27

Did you guys see this?

The officers charged in George Floyd's death could get their jobs back. Here's why.
The Minneapolis police union has had great success convincing arbitrators to reinstate fired officers.

Read in NBC News: https://apple.news/AkNBKm5ssSWaT7_Lh00u9Ig

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Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-28

What good is getting his job back if he is convicted of murder?  Felons can’t be police officers. That system is set up to protect officers from unfair firings and to make sure they get due process. It also seems to be used to protect them from crimes they commit.  I would want to see more information from an unbiased source.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints) 

Jun-28

 Why would they even consider hiring him back with his documented issues?  Convicted or not, he has no business being a cop.  The article points out that the pd has a record of retaining officers who should not be cops- anger issues, racism, and misogyny should all be a no go under any circumstances for hiring as a police officer.

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Staff

From: Showtalk 

Jun-29

That is a question I can’t answer.  I don’t know why he would be reinstated. He  will never work as a cop again, unless he sits at a desk or something, assuming he doesn’t go to prison.

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