Humanity

Aarav Patel, Age 11

Humanity at its worst-except it’s been like this for a while now
 May 25, 2020- Mr. George Floyd is killed while being pinned to the ground by a white police officer by an insane old man Derek Chauvin. Mr. Floyd allegedly paid for cigarettes at a local convenience store with a counterfeit $20 bill.
* This has been cited from The New York Timeshttps://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/us/george-floyd-investigation.amp.html
  May 26, 2020- First protests happen in the Minneapolis- St. Paul area. Tear gas is fired.
*  This has been cited from The Minnesota Dailyhttps://www.mndaily.com/article/2020/06/pf-the-george-floyd-protests-a-visual-timeline

  May 27- June 14, 2020- Well, you know what happened from here.

The timeline exposes that a chunk of police officers are racist. But how will we prevent it? We currently have no way to filter out those cops who can’t help but arrest every person of color they see because of simply their skin tone. Although I support the congressional act that hopefully passes the senate and is signed by the president. We need something else. I’m not 1000% sure about the defund the police movement, you can suck out 10% for another cause easily without a harm. I thought about a few systems that would do good, and I do admit some of the ideas have already been used
Plan A
– No use of chokeholds, lethal weapons unless you have at least two pieces of proof that person is a murderer- No barging in to homes- police must announce their presence before entering a home.- When a police officer pulls you over, they must tell you why they did within two minutes- Cut police budget by 10%- Mandatory bottom 5% of police crew with most complaints/violent movements will be fired. This will happen every 6 months 
Plan B
– No use of chokeholds, lethal weapons unless you have at least two pieces of proof that person is a murderer- No barging in to homes- police must announce their presence before entering a home.- When a police officer pulls you over, they must tell you why they did within two minutes- Cut police budget by 10%- Mandatory bottom 10% of police crew with most complaints/violent movements will be fired. This will happen every year
Plan C

– No use of chokeholds, lethal weapons unless you have at least two pieces of proof that person is a murderer- No barging in to homes- police must announce their presence before entering a home.- When a police officer pulls you over, they must tell you why they did within two minutes- Cut police budget by 5%- Required mental test every two years to see if they are racist or sexist- Mandatory bottom 7-8% of police crew with most complaints/violent movements will be fired. This will happen every year.

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