alternatives to policing

By a 56% to 44% margin, voters said “no” to a charter amendment that would have replaced the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety focused on public health solutions. So what's next for police reform in Minneapolis?

Noor says that the campaign to change the city charter was ultimately a heavy lift for the community. Mobilizing after the charter commission squashed a vote from taking place last year, the community engaged in what they call an even "more democratic" process.   

The People's Response Act reimagines public safety through legislation that creates alternatives to policing in response to incidents involving mental health or substance use and addresses the punitive effects of the war on drugs.