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house Bill H.R. 125

Should the Feds Incentivize Sensitivity Training for State Police Departments?

Argument in favor

The federal government has an obligation to ensure that state law enforcement agencies put their officers and cadets through sensitivity training, and that special prosecutors are appointed to investigate police officers. Making grant funding conditional on putting these changes into effect will increase compliance by states and cities that need funding.

burrkitty's Opinion
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01/25/2019
Many states already do. That is what the “Laboratory of Democracy” is supposed to do. The states try things. If they work, the federal government picks it up. If not the damage is minimized. It works. It works in a lot of places. Ergo, now implementation by federal. Lo, the system works.
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Jeffrey's Opinion
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01/25/2019
Sensitivity training should be mandatory from small town police stations to large state police stations. This is a good thing and while I know police officers see the worse of the worse you should still be sensitive to others and their feelings etc
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Abbi's Opinion
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01/25/2019
Yeah actually I think that’s a great idea. De-escalation would be amazing too I can’t tell you how grateful I was to a cop that calmed an angry situation with just their voice.
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Argument opposed

Requiring states to appoint an independent prosecutor for investigations involving police officers or requiring cops to undergo sensitivity training will not significantly improve relations between law enforcement and their communities. Reducing the amount of grant funding that goes to state and local governments will have a negative impact on public.

NoHedges's Opinion
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01/25/2019
Why does this job duty need to be “incentivized” these are police officers? If an officer requires payment to “learn” to be empathic then maybe they are in the wrong line of work.
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Miles's Opinion
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01/25/2019
The feds should not have anything to do with state police departments. Nothing good could ever come from centralizing this type of law enforcement, no matter how small the issue is, & this is the kind of thing that slowly leads to that
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Mark's Opinion
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01/25/2019
Nothing good can come from mingling our federal government and state police. This is how the Nazis came to power in Germany. This sort of thing is to be avoided at all costs.
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    Many states already do. That is what the “Laboratory of Democracy” is supposed to do. The states try things. If they work, the federal government picks it up. If not the damage is minimized. It works. It works in a lot of places. Ergo, now implementation by federal. Lo, the system works.
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    Why does this job duty need to be “incentivized” these are police officers? If an officer requires payment to “learn” to be empathic then maybe they are in the wrong line of work.
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    Sensitivity training should be mandatory from small town police stations to large state police stations. This is a good thing and while I know police officers see the worse of the worse you should still be sensitive to others and their feelings etc
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    The feds should not have anything to do with state police departments. Nothing good could ever come from centralizing this type of law enforcement, no matter how small the issue is, & this is the kind of thing that slowly leads to that
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    Nothing good can come from mingling our federal government and state police. This is how the Nazis came to power in Germany. This sort of thing is to be avoided at all costs.
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    Yeah actually I think that’s a great idea. De-escalation would be amazing too I can’t tell you how grateful I was to a cop that calmed an angry situation with just their voice.
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    Yes
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    Imagine if sensitivity training was provide pre-Ferguson? Could the training have saved lives? I believe it could have. We must learn from our failings to the families and communities that have looked to the police for protection. The color of one’s skin, whether male or female, should never be a factor in decisions. To delay in approving this bill could very well cost lives of people who the police are sworn to protect. To learn from mistakes, including those with a tragic outcome, can help heal our country moving forward.
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    Absolutely implicit bias training is a necessity since racism, xenophobia, and all the rest can rarely be trained away, There should be a house cleaning of violent, racist, privileged injustice system characters with real and severe punishment for infractions as the other side of the coin. For too long Ferguson and Philly have been models of our injustice system Praying on People of Color and the poor. Let’s bring real justice into our country Systems now.
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    Everyone is equal under the law. Law enforcement should be about enforcing laws not assaulting suspected or proven offenders.
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    More Democrat lunacy. Enough already.
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    Yep! Wouldn’t hurt. Hopefully, would help.
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    This is ridiculous, NO, states also shouldn’t be getting funding from federal.
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    Mixing Federal police with state police in this manner is a huge mistake. Cooperation between the two for catching a perpetrator is fine but this is not. Just as schools accepting Federal money, once you do then you must accept all the strings that come with accepting that money, the same applies with both police forces. #MAGA
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    It’s bad that police need sensitivity, but unfortunately it’s necessary. Too often, we see police succumb to racial bias, inappropriate responses to people who are mentally ill, and engage in clearly unjustified shootings. If the police are going to protect and serve, we need to make sure they respond to situations in an appropriate manner.
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    No way! Keep the feds out of states issues.
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    the training will help them be more responsible with their power
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    While I think that the officers can benefit from the training, I think that the states should make the decision.
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    Maybe incentivizing is the wrong approach. How about terminating any officer or staff immediately, that uses racial slurs or discriminates in any manner. Zero tolerance for unethical behavior. After the roles have been cleansed Of insensitive people, you are generally left with they types of personalities that are desirable and appropriate. This could mean terminating an entire precinct to achieve the results that are necessary for an ethically-run operation. Put the sensitivity training in the boot-camps, so the officers start on the right footing. Do not graduate any who appear to be insensitive.
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    A step in the right direction. Too many officers bring their personal bias to the field of duty, jeaprodizing the lives of minorities. Look at Brock Turner, who violently raped an unconscious woman and received no more than six months in jail, compared to children like Tamar Martin, who wasn’t even committing a crime when he was shot by a police officer. Enough said.
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