MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Election Day is 5 weeks from this Tuesday. Absentee voting is already underway in Minneapolis.
Voters there’ll resolve some of the controversial problems with the previous 18 months, an modification that will substitute the Minneapolis Police Division with a Division of Public Security. It’s not clear what may occur subsequent.
One current ballot exhibits Black and white residents have totally different views of the modification.
The one ballot on this challenge exhibits a cut up on how Black and white voters view the modification and the way forward for the Minneapolis Police Division. When all voters had been requested in the event that they supported the modification, by a margin of 49-41 they are saying they do help changing the division.
Amongst white voters the help for eliminating the police division is way increased, 51%-40%.
However amongst Black voters solely 42% favor eliminating the police division. Forty-seven % are towards it. On the subject of the difficulty of extra officers within the division, 75% of Black voters need extra officers whereas solely 51% of white voters do.
Final week in Speaking Factors we heard from opponents of the modification. This week we hear from State Sen. Omar Fateh, who helps the modification. He was a visitor on WCCO Sunday Morning.
“Minneapolis has produced story after story of police brutality and this modification provides us an opportunity to take a brand new method to public security, primarily a complete public well being method that we have now not had earlier than,” Fateh stated, “by constructing a division of public security that has each police and public security professionals which are certified to take care of advanced points.”
Critics of the modification say it does defund the police division and it’s not clear in any respect what sort of a police drive could be within the brand-new Division of Public Security. The modification is getting consideration manner past Minneapolis. As Fateh put it, the world is watching to see what the result of the constitution vote might be.
You’ll be able to watch WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy and Mike Augustyniak each Sunday at 6 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.