A Minneapolis councilor explains what dismantle the police means

'We're abolishing a broken system that hasn't produced the results our community wants,' Alondra Cano says

A Minneapolis city councillor says her city’s police force is beyond repair, and defunding and dismantling it entirely is the only way to provide an appropriate shift toward improving public safety in the community.

Alondra Cano is one of nine councillors who voted on Sunday to scrap the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) following the murder of George Floyd.

While Cano admits that she doesn’t have all the answers when it comes to what will replace the MPD, she says communities will be prioritized, unlike under “the current policing system that has been created out of slavery and colonization.”

Here is part of Cano’s conversation with As It Happens host Carol Off.

The link also includes the full radio interview

Full story at CBC Canada

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