Better yet, how about just disarm the cops who, like Mohamed Noor, are only on the force to demonstrate Minneapolis’ commitment to “diversity,” rather than because they’re competent to be police officers?
Even better still, how about hire and fire cops based on merit, rather than for their value as trophy Muslims or Somalis on the force?
Nah — that would be “Islamophobic.”
“Minneapolis mayoral candidate Raymond Dehn proposes disarming cops in wake of Damond shooting,” News.com.au, July 29, 2017:
A CANDIDATE in the race for Minneapolis mayor has proposed disarming police officers in the wake of Justine Damond’s shooting.
The Australian woman was shot dead by police officer Mohamed Noor after calling 911 to report a suspected sexual assault.
“Officers don’t need to carry a gun on their person all the time,” said Raymond Dehn, one of the frontrunners in the mayoral race and who currently serves in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
“Currently, officers carry all sorts of assault weapons in their cars. So why can’t one of those weapons be the side arm (such as a baton that sits on a holster)? It’s important that we begin to have a conversation, and I would say that all things are on the table.”
“We live in a culture where guns are pervasive. Cops carrying guns is part of a larger conversation about guns in our society,” he said, according to the Star Tribune….