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2709 clicks; posted to Politics » on 22 Apr 2021 at 8:20 AM (2 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-04-21 9:06:20 PM  
Hmmmm.....not complete, but it's a start.
 
2021-04-21 11:36:12 PM  
Really glad this list exists.  Gotta point out though, these are all large cities and the organizations don't do anything that other first world nations consider to be government functions.  Meaning, this is what "defund the police" really means: fund these programs so we don't have to fund police as much.

/Also, living in LA, many municipalities in the LA area have police that actually do/connect people to these functions.  It really all depends on your, ahem, zip code.
 
2021-04-22 1:48:15 AM  
Glad to see San Francisco 311 mentioned.  My concern is that people call then then assume the cop alternatives will show up and do the usual cop things without the overt implied threat of force.

Motherfarker, if a homeless dude is living out of his 40 year old RV in front of your million dollar 2 bedroom 1 bath mchovel and you're jealous either call homeless outreach for the both of you or ask to move in.
 
2021-04-22 8:08:43 AM  

casey17: Hmmmm.....not complete, but it's a start.


It's actually quite inspiring.

Thanks, subby!
 
2021-04-22 8:24:18 AM  
Glad to see BHLink listed. They're a great organization.
 
2021-04-22 8:28:25 AM  
List:
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2021-04-22 8:30:51 AM  
I looked at Detroit's options.

There is barely a smidgeon of overlap between the services listed and what people call police for. Even in the case of a mental health crisis, those services are just going to call the police themselves, not come and safely subdue your crazy uncle.

Were people calling 911 or the police for food, shelter, counseling, and senior transportation?

There was one service that offered aid to victims of crime, which is probably helpful. I'm guessing if I call them and say someone is breaking in they'll just tell me to hang up and dial 911.

Still, comprehensive lists of such services are good things and hopefully that site helps the people in need find the help they need.
 
2021-04-22 8:31:30 AM  
This is what "De-funding the Police" looks like -- not eliminating the force -- eliminating the number of tasks on their desk. Finding someone else to call unless your home is being invaded.
 
2021-04-22 8:31:52 AM  
I hope this becomes a National movement. The police don't make situations better, they make them MUCH more dangerous.
 
2021-04-22 8:34:24 AM  

Smackledorfer: Were people calling 911 or the police for food, shelter, counseling, and senior transportation?


You'd be surprised.
 
2021-04-22 8:36:49 AM  

FeFiFoFark: List:
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Gotta start somewhere
 
2021-04-22 8:37:28 AM  

Norquist Vagprobe: Smackledorfer: Were people calling 911 or the police for food, shelter, counseling, and senior transportation?

You'd be surprised.


Well, I mean some people call 911 instead of calling grubhub, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

But I wouldn't put grubhub on a list like that.
 
2021-04-22 8:42:31 AM  

ShavedOrangutan: Really glad this list exists.  Gotta point out though, these are all large cities and the organizations don't do anything that other first world nations consider to be government functions.  Meaning, this is what "defund the police" really means: fund these programs so we don't have to fund police as much.

/Also, living in LA, many municipalities in the LA area have police that actually do/connect people to these functions.  It really all depends on your, ahem, zip code.


Burlington, VT is included.  Population 42,025.
 
2021-04-22 8:43:14 AM  

Smackledorfer: Norquist Vagprobe: Smackledorfer: Were people calling 911 or the police for food, shelter, counseling, and senior transportation?

You'd be surprised.

Well, I mean some people call 911 instead of calling grubhub, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

But I wouldn't put grubhub on a list like that.


For most Americans, the police are probably the only non-utilities-related public service they're aware of, if not the only one actually available. And considering that white, rural Republican districts think the cops are saints walking among mere mortals, it's no surprise they get calls for things they aren't qualified to handle.
 
2021-04-22 8:56:28 AM  

jayfurr: ShavedOrangutan: Really glad this list exists.  Gotta point out though, these are all large cities and the organizations don't do anything that other first world nations consider to be government functions.  Meaning, this is what "defund the police" really means: fund these programs so we don't have to fund police as much.

/Also, living in LA, many municipalities in the LA area have police that actually do/connect people to these functions.  It really all depends on your, ahem, zip code.

Burlington, VT is included.  Population 42,025.


Well, yeah, but there's only 42,035 people in Vermont.
 
2021-04-22 9:02:51 AM  

Norquist Vagprobe: Smackledorfer: Were people calling 911 or the police for food, shelter, counseling, and senior transportation?

You'd be surprised.


THIS, and then some.  My brother works for 211, and the calls range from the genuinely-in-distress to the are-you-farking-kidding-me-with-this-s​hiat variety.
 
2021-04-22 9:04:09 AM  

jayfurr: ShavedOrangutan: Really glad this list exists.  Gotta point out though, these are all large cities and the organizations don't do anything that other first world nations consider to be government functions.  Meaning, this is what "defund the police" really means: fund these programs so we don't have to fund police as much.

/Also, living in LA, many municipalities in the LA area have police that actually do/connect people to these functions.  It really all depends on your, ahem, zip code.

Burlington, VT is included.  Population 42,025.


Portland, ME is also included.  Population 66k give or take.
 
2021-04-22 10:13:54 AM  

xanadian: jayfurr: ShavedOrangutan: Really glad this list exists.  Gotta point out though, these are all large cities and the organizations don't do anything that other first world nations consider to be government functions.  Meaning, this is what "defund the police" really means: fund these programs so we don't have to fund police as much.

/Also, living in LA, many municipalities in the LA area have police that actually do/connect people to these functions.  It really all depends on your, ahem, zip code.

Burlington, VT is included.  Population 42,025.

Portland, ME is also included.  Population 66k give or take.


Well, true, but over half of those are moose and the other half make potato donuts.

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2021-04-22 10:28:02 AM  
My city is only now starting to go through the process of hooking other agencies up to 911 calls, or whatnot where the call doesn't need the police.
The funny thing is that the cops actually support it since it means they don't have to deal with calls that need social worker sorts rather than jailing people sorts, and it'll take a lot of pressure off of their workload.

I'll be happy if it means the folks who are getting arrested on transit etc. are folks who are breaking the law and being dangerous to the normal folks, and not getting arrested more or less just because they're black. I sorta don't think that'll be the case but it at least seems like it's a step toward the right direction.
 
2021-04-22 10:57:12 AM  
Cool resource. Thanks for posting, subby.
 
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