Rep. Ilhan Omar describes what she means when she says “dismantling the police,” in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper:
What took place of it, and-if you could only decree what happened to it? Who investigses the crime? Who caught the crime? What’s happening?
REP. ILHAN OMAR: So Minneapolis has companion just voted on a resolution that will participate in the community on a one year process of what happens when we go through the process of dismantling the parts and starting back.
A new way forward cannot be put in place if we have a department that is having a crisis of credibility, if we have a department that is led by a chief of people suitable for racism, if we have a department that does not resolve to be killed. Half of homicides at the Minneapolis Police Department went unsolved.
There have been cases where they destroyed the rape kits. And so you can’t really reform a department that is rotten to the root. What you can do is rebuild. And so this is our chance, you know, as a city, come together, have conversations about what public safety looks like, who enforce the most dangerous crimes that take place in our community.
And like San Francisco did, right
Now, they are going–they are aiming for a process where there is a separation of sorts of crimes that attract the help of the officers and types of criminals that we should have others meet. And so…