After doing some additional thinking and reading of other's views on this topic I have started seeing things this way -
Those who are at the forefront of demanding police reform will never be satisfied. If tomorrow all police agencies in the U.S. implement the changes and policies being demanded it won't be enough. It will only be enough when there is no law enforcement.
The Utopian dream of a nation in which no criminal dies as a result of laws being enforced will also come in my Utopian dream where suspected criminals -
- Don't run from the police when the police lawfully attempt to arrest them.
- Don't evade the police in a vehicle resulting in a high speed pursuit.
- Don't resist arrest when the police are lawfully attempting to arrest them.
- Don't assault the police in an attempt to avoid arrest.
- Don't Murder police in an attempt to avoid arrest.
With freedom comes responsibility. The U.S. is a free nation. The citizens of a free nation police themselves. The U.S. is a constitutional republic and follows the rule of law. Laws are only pretty words written on paper if they are not enforced.
Citizens in a free nation do not have a right to say, "I will not be arrested for my allegations of criminal activity. I will not stand trial by a jury of my peers. I will not accept their judgment or any punishment. I will not be held accountable for my actions. Keep your due process."
I hope and pray the City Council of Minneapolis does abolish its police department. I have already come up with a title for a movie based on what will transpire. I call it "Black Hawk Down 2 - Minneapolis-Mogadishu".