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drkgodess OP t1_jdx6y25 wrote

More details on the incident that led to the takeover:

> Seabrooks, 31, was a crisis intervention worker and mentor with the nonprofit Paterson Healing Collective and died soon after police shot him when he emerged with a knife from the apartment bathroom where he was holed up, according to the attorney general’s office.

> Long accustomed to helping others in the mid-sized city 20 miles (32 kilometers) northwest of New York, Seabrooks’ co-workers have been shattered by his death and say authorities prevented them from using their mental-health expertise to deescalate the situation.

He was in crisis and needed help, not an execution. Let's see if the state of NJ will implement the necessary reforms to prevent a repeat of this tragedy.


robexib t1_je02nb8 wrote

Naw. The police will claim they'll need more money for mental health services for their officers, the state will give it, and then nothing will change.


bros402 t1_je2r2n2 wrote

I mean do you remember what they did to Camden?


robexib t1_je2z1z1 wrote

My father moved to Camden in the 70's and watched the whole city go to shit. I'm more than aware.


bros402 t1_je3473t wrote

No, they totally redid the police department. It's not openly corrupt now.


robexib t1_je3nbm8 wrote

Okay, and? I still wouldn't want to deal with the police there.


bros402 t1_je3rdpe wrote


I would much rather deal with the Newark police, since they didn't fire a single bullet in 2020.