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YoYoMoMa t1_jeelqsr wrote

And these programs are so, so, SO cheap compared to policing.


UptownHiFi t1_jeen7jv wrote

Exactly. And generally the perpetrators and victims don’t see the police as a resource.


tangerinesubmerine t1_jefu6jr wrote

Yup. "Don't call the cops" is like code of conduct for gen Z in Baltimore. The understanding is that no matter how bad things are, the cops are virtually guaranteed to make it worse/escalate the situation.


youre_soaking_in_it t1_jegqnh8 wrote

It has been the code of conduct on the streets for a lot longer than that.


tangerinesubmerine t1_jegu4ks wrote

You're right, but I can only speak to personal experiences with certainty, so that's the perspective I was coming from. Honestly I can't imagine any point in the citys history where that code of conduct wouldn't be prudent, especially among more marginalized citizen groups. As far as I'm aware the police have always been what they are now.


DirtyPolecat t1_jeg4fjv wrote

They don't exactly prove otherwise with their track record.


tangerinesubmerine t1_jeg4i53 wrote

Yeah, maybe if they actually helped people instead of shooting them we would reconsider our position


jabbadarth t1_jeerdmt wrote

It really is a win win. People always point to the safe streets guy who was dealing as a failure of the whole system while arguing for more police and ignoring the myriad situations where police have broken the law.

This is, imo, one of the best ways to handle violence. Get community members to intervene in communities where they live and know people.


[deleted] t1_jef7qsy wrote

As if the Baltimore police aren't also dealing lol