Cities, counties and states must first admit there is a policing problem. Some, or most IMHO do not and have not.
Doc's brief history: an NIASE certified automotive technician.
Doc's Experiences: A person came to me one day many years ago with a drive-ability problem on a car. According to the complaint, the car goes down the road, sputters, and then stalls out. The owner says that the car will start and run fine right after these occurrences without problems for days and days, then it happens again. As a technician, I defined this as an intermittent drive-ability problem, some of these types are often very difficult to diagnose and fix.
I take the car in to try to locate and fix the problem. I had the car for five days, and drove the hell out of it, and could not duplicate the owner's problem. I call and tell the owner I couldn't find the problem, and the owner tells me I'm the third technician to tell them that, and she's not imagining anything, the car does what she says it does. She says well, bring the car over to me and I'll give you a ride back to your shop. Okay, sounds good. I arrive at her home, she gets in the driver seat and heads back to my shop, on the way there, the car takes a crap. She looks over at me and says, "see what I mean!" Alright! Message received! A internal combustion engine needs about 4 things to run. Take away any one of the four, and it will not go anywhere. I acknowledged there was a problem with the car. I needed to immediately diagnose the problem right then and there, if not, the car would start and run again for days and the problem would reoccur.
The point I'm making is that civic leaders must first acknowledge that there IS a problem with police in general. For civic leaders to not listen or turn their backs on what citizens are telling them is so wrong.
As an example of this, one Kenosha County county member decided to turn her back on constituents invited to a session where council members would openly listen to gripes and complaints from local citizens. Earlier this summer, she made a statement that there was NO systemic racism.
" Those who spoke at the public podium at the Job Center were incensed that one supervisor had her back turned the entire two-hour citizen comment portion of the meeting. "
I looked this person up doing a Google search, this is what I found, draw your own conclusions from my post.
" Republican Party of Kenosha County Chairman, 1st Congressional District Republican Party Board Member "
" County Board Supervisor since 2010 "
I say if a person is not part of the solution, they must be part of the problem. Most republicans are in denial when it comes to systemic racism and policing the police.
Here's a Frontline documentary: