It's important to be clear that Question 2 -- a critical ballot initiative that would have replaced the Minneapolis Police Department with a Department of Public Safety -- was not the beginning and certainly not the end of our movement.
Should Question 2 pass, the mayor and city council would work together to develop the new department’s appropriate ordinances, policies, and staffing framework. Black voters have a chance to secure the resources their community needs rather than rely on the fragmented approach that the city has taken for the last 60 years.
Proponents of the proposed public safety charter argue that undoing a fifty-year-old charter amendment would correct the history of systemic racism and brutality from the city's police department.
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