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Post Minneapolis Democratic leadership failed their police department
The democrats of been in charge of Minneapolis since 1978.

What type of incompetence does something like this?


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Starting in 2012, the city eliminated four of the five psychological tests used to screen applicants for its police academy. Those tests — at least one of which the department had used since at least the mid-1990s — were dropped even though a federally funded study conducted in the Minneapolis Police Department showed some were effective at identifying problem officers.

Over the past three years, at least 2,875 Americans have been killed by police. Those shootings have sparked protests around the country and ignited a national debate about when police should fire their weapons. Research shows that some psychological tests can detect which officers are mentally equipped for the responsibility of making life-and-death decisions. And yet for two decades, Minneapolis has taken an inconsistent approach to the psychological screening process, frequently changing evaluators and leaving it up to them to decide which tests to administer.


https://www.apmreports.org/story/2017/1 ... al-testing



It starts at the top, people.


Again, democrats will never admit anything is their fault.

Sorry, can't support this type of blind ignorance.



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Post Re: Minneapolis Democratic leadership failed their police department
I agree that psychological testing for police applicants is crucial, but why is it so important to make this about Democrats? It sounds to me like Minnesota deferred to local police to screen applicants. California is mentioned as a state that has much more rigid psychological hiring standards and, yet, California is also governed by Democrats.

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California is an exception. The commission that licenses police there created a 200-page manual that is widely regarded as a set of best practices by psychologists across the country who specialize in the evaluation of aspiring cops. Those standards call for at least two written tests, each measuring different aspects of an applicant's personality.


So we have one Democratic state that does a crappy job and another Democratic state that does an exemplary job. How do we parse that? Maybe the application of rigid psychological standards is not a partisan issue at all?


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Post Re: Minneapolis Democratic leadership failed their police department
I have to immediately point out the fact that you're using a red herring to move past a problem that's very specific - MINNEAPOLIS FOR DECADES, with DEMOCRATS AT THE HELM, has been an outlier by ignoring "national best practices" and in so doing is unequivocally responsible for it.

You're also propping up a Strawman argument by attacking a position I have not taken - that all states run by democrats have chosen the path the idiotic democrats in Minneapolis have for decades.


The situation in Minneapolis has been brewing for years.

Here.. I source you can appreciate.

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opini ... 11311.html



Will Minneapolis take responsibility here?
Will other democrats call them out for it or is that against the rules?

Will democratic voters even bother to research this more and recognize how badly their party has let them down?



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Post Re: Minneapolis Democratic leadership failed their police department
But you seem, still, to be saying that the incompetence is linked to the party afilliation of the mayor of the city. Your claim--correct me if I'm wrong--is that the administration of the city is incompetent, and that the incompetence flows from some bug inherent in Democrats.



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Post Re: Minneapolis Democratic leadership failed their police department
The city leadership specifically has done a horrible job in Minneapolis. This has been brewing for years. The latest incident was the straw that., you know.

It starts at the top, with the Mayor. The Mayor is a democrat.

I am calling a horse a horse.

If we can point fingers at one political party we can surely point fingers at the other.

No one wants to look in the mirror



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Post Re: Minneapolis Democratic leadership failed their police department
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The city leadership specifically has done a horrible job in Minneapolis. This has been brewing for years. The latest incident was the straw that., you know.

It starts at the top, with the Mayor. The Mayor is a democrat.

I am calling a horse a horse.

If we can point fingers at one political party we can surely point fingers at the other.

No one wants to look in the mirror


You've established a correlation, but as you well know, correlation doesn't equal causation. As we've discussed before, almost all big cities have democratic leadership. So by your logic, almost any big city problem is the fault of the Democratic Party. This is the same kind of logic that says all true dictators must have mustaches.

Otherwise, I am in total agreement that there are a lot of problems with the Minneapolis police department, and that that city's government has not shown very good leadership in this regard.


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Post Re: Minneapolis Democratic leadership failed their police department
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You've established a correlation, but as you well know, correlation doesn't equal causation.


Let's correct this to better reflect reality.

Correlation does not always equal causation... but sometimes it does.


It starts at the top. Leaders set expectations and should be the embodiment of the principles and values they subscribe too.

If the mental fitness of police officers has always been in question it makes zero sense to exclude several psych evaluation tests, thus making you an outlier of good hiring practices.

Democratic run city - democratic fault.. the formula is simple here.

You (in general) can try to sweep it under the rug, not discuss it publicly, or obfuscate the issue..
But the issue is there, with deep roots.


Btw,

Who keeps a guy like this on the city payroll?

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news ... lis-police



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Democratic run city - democratic fault.. the formula is simple here.


Republican-run city, Republican fault. Is that equally the case if we're looking at malpractice or maladministration in a city run by Republicans (and surely examples exist)?

We'd need to know what could be causative in "Democrat" or "Republican." The labels alone tell us nothing.



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