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Major unions in Minnesota call for Lt. Bob Kroll to resign as president of police union
Updated: June 03, 2020 08:07 PM
Created: June 03, 2020 07:14 PM
The calls are getting louder for the head of the Minneapolis Police Union to step down from his post. Protesters and community leaders have criticized Lt. Bob Kroll, accusing him of perpetuating a toxic culture within the police department.
Hundreds of people gathered outside of the police union headquarters to protest on Wednesday, as some of the largest unions in Minnesota put their weight behind the calls for Lt. Kroll to step down.
“Bob is the president and what I believe is he really perpetuates a culture of violence towards people of our community, members of the black community and really all people of color,” said Bill McCarthy, president of Minnesota AFL-CIO, which represents thousands of workers across the state. “He’s setting the tone, he’s setting this culture of violence against his citizenry among the ranks and so he needs to go.”
McCarthy issued a statement on Tuesday outlining his concerns.
originally posted by: Blaine91555
a reply to: SolAquarius
I caught part of it, but it did not look like more than maybe 300 people. Not very major. I think the protesters have grown weary of it all.
originally posted by: Serdgiam
a reply to: DBCowboy
I suppose whether they are "safe" or not will depend on who is behind them.
Prolly just a coincidence.
We shall see how it turns out!
Seems to me its just a super easy way to get the "correct" people in positions of power. Could be wrong..
originally posted by: SolAquarius
Great I just saw thee new thread 2 up from this one saying Tennessee is getting autonmous zones as well.
Well Im going to make a prediction Richmond is going to try to have one too.
Guess this stuff is coming to my neck of the woods.
Gov. Lee to demonstrators: "Autonomous zones, and violence will not be tolerated."
Yesterday theMinneapolis city council voted to disband the police. Today they voted to establish a new public safety system based on the equities of all persons within the city; a greater need for social justice; and the dignified contribution of all life-forms.
The ‘imagine justice‘ concept is predicated on all elements within the society agreeing to a social compact of equity and collective peace. This will be interesting to watch, and may not end the way the group intends.