The concept of greater control by the people and community of their police department is a constitutional democratic necessity. It is the opposite of the racist, fascist corporate control by city politicians using the police department to control and exploit the people. Too many unarmed people of color are being murdered.
The community control response concept is not about violence, i.e., NOT about murdering police. This concept of the people’s control of police had in the past, nor in the present, nothing to do with assassinating police. It has more to do with solving all the problems we see presently in Baltimore, where the duly elected, very progressive, state’s attorney for Baltimore, Marilyn J. Mosby, took action for the people, and with how the Ferguson Police Department was addressed in Eric Holder’s report.