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President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

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from a minnesota based CBS website from back in 2015.




The events in Ferguson, Missouri and State Island, New York exposed rifts in the relationships between local police and the communities they protect.

In the Twin Cities, fatal police-involved shootings — like those of Terrence Franklin and Marcus Golden — have led to a growing distrust between officers and the public, especially among people of color. This distrust has groups like Black Lives Matter Minneapolis and St. Paul protesting in the streets.

President Obama signed an executive order in December of 2014 which established the “Task Force on 21st Century Policing.” Their mission was to examine ways of fostering strong, collaborative relationships between local law enforcement and their communities.

The task force released their report last May, citing six “pillars” that can help reduce crime and build public trust.

Building Trust and Legitimacy

Policy and Oversight

Technology and Social Media

Community Policing and Crime Reduction

Officer Training and Education

Officer Safety and Wellness




Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau says she quickly began implanting the six pillars after reading the task force report.

“Over 90 percent of the recommendations — I don’t have the final tally — we’re already doing in some capacity,” Harteau said.


Harteau resigned as Police Chief after a woman was shot by a police officer.



Question for discussion.............. the "Task Force on 21st Century Policing" (i provided a link to it at the top of this post) had to have cost a few dollars.  It was enacted in Minneapolis.  Can we get our money back since it's a failure?


Another question............ when this blue ribbon task force panel was announced, do you believe it was applauded because people thought Obama was going to fix the systemic racism problem within the police forces in this country?

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