How a Pledge to Dismantle the Minneapolis Police Collapsed

Source: NYT > U.S.

Article note: This was the inevitable outcome. That kind of idealistic caught-up-in-outrage sweeping gesture _never_ works, because creating sane policy requires a lot of work and consideration. Dismantling institutions is hard but valuable work, and always comes with the risk that you create opportunities for something worse to take root.

When a majority of City Council members promised to “end policing as we know it” after George Floyd’s killing, they became a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter.

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