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Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, as

Postby jdege on Thu Feb 23, 2023 4:42 pm

https://alphanews.org/minneapolis-staffing-crisis-spreads-as-workers-shot-at-assaulted/
EXCLUSIVE: Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, assaulted
"The police staffing issues are well known and well documented, but I’ve seen that spiral virtually to every department in the city," labor attorney Jim Michels explained.
It is no secret that there are far fewer cops on Minneapolis streets today than there were three years ago. But the problem has spread to virtually every department in the city, so much so that some labor leaders are now calling it a crisis.

The consequences for the people who live and work in Minnesota’s largest city are not hard to find.

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“The police staffing issues are well known and well documented, but I’ve seen that spiral virtually to every department in the city. From public works, to human resources, to regulatory services and it’s really impairing the city as an operating enterprise to deliver the services the people who live and work and recreate in Minneapolis come to expect and deserve,” he said.

Michels explained how the HR department is down 20 to 30% of its allotted positions — the department in charge of city staffing. He cited similar vacancies among 911 dispatchers and snow removal positions, on top of a police department down more than a third in less than three years.
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Re: Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, as

Postby westhope on Thu Feb 23, 2023 5:41 pm

Has MPLS done anything to meet the number of police specified in their city charter? I thought the MN Supreme Court determined MPLS was in violation of the charter and ordered them to hire more police. I think they are down 300 or so officers below that specified in the city charter.
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Postby Jackpine Savage on Thu Feb 23, 2023 6:32 pm

:lol:
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Re: Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, as

Postby daleamn on Fri Feb 24, 2023 1:13 am

Do we need to start drafting folk? You know, serve your two years as a cop or other city/county/state/Federal job they can't hire folks to do for all of us?
(I sometimes think we'd be better off with drafted judges and politicians than with the ones we are electing.)
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Re: Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, as

Postby xd ED on Fri Feb 24, 2023 8:48 am

daleamn wrote:Do we need to start drafting folk? You know, serve your two years as a cop or other city/county/state/Federal job they can't hire folks to do for all of us?
(I sometimes think we'd be better off with drafted judges and politicians than with the ones we are electing.)


We 'draft' people for juries; and look how good that works.
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Re: Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, as

Postby jdege on Fri Feb 24, 2023 10:03 am

Sortition?

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Re: Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, as

Postby Jackpine Savage on Fri Feb 24, 2023 10:12 am

jdege wrote:Sortition?



Given that 70+ percent down there vote for Democrats, that isn't going to help.
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Re: Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, as

Postby westhope on Fri Feb 24, 2023 3:55 pm

This is the case I was thinking about. Ordered June 20, 2022.

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ordered Minneapolis to immediately hire more police officers or prove why it can't.

The city charter gives Mayor Jacob Frey a "clear legal duty" to maintain at least 731 officers in the Minneapolis Police Department, justices wrote in their Monday afternoon order. They returned the case to a Hennepin County judge to handle the details and set a date for the city to provide evidence of its staffing efforts.


https://www.fox9.com/news/court-orders-minneapolis-to-employ-a-minimum-of-731-police-officers
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Re: Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, as

Postby Lumpy on Fri Feb 24, 2023 4:49 pm

xd ED wrote:We 'draft' people for juries; and look how good that works.


It's still better than if professional jurors who worked for the government decided all cases.
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Re: Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, as

Postby daleamn on Fri Feb 24, 2023 5:53 pm

Sortition...
I had no idea there was a word for it let alone it was an actual thing.
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Postby xd ED on Fri Feb 24, 2023 7:47 pm

Lumpy wrote:
xd ED wrote:We 'draft' people for juries; and look how good that works.


It's still better than if professional jurors who worked for the government decided all cases.


That's a valid point.
But if I learned anything from my week of being called for potential jury duty, it was that I never,ever, ever want to find myself in a situation which would cause me to judged by the likes of those who surrounded me in the jury pool area.
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Re: Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, as

Postby Bearcatrp on Fri Feb 24, 2023 8:34 pm

Just build a 100 foot wall around Minneapolis and let it implode. The courts may have ordered the city to hire more cops but no one is dumb enough to apply to a city that is against its own police force. Let it crumble!
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Re: Minneapolis staffing ‘crisis’ spreads as workers shot at, as

Postby yukonjasper on Sat Feb 25, 2023 6:31 pm

The recent Memphis hullabaloo regarding the "gang" of cops who beat a guy to death was purported to have been a result of skippthe normal hiring process and fast tracking nominations from a council member.......
Is that where we are headed. Roaming bands of thugs with badges.....?
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