Call to the City of Nelson for Redistrubtion of Police Funding!

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Mary Ann Morris
Jul 5, 2020
I fully appreciate the excellent work that the Nelson city police force has done and is doing as well as the leadership being provided. I also appreciate their desire to work more collaboratively with other agencies especially mental health. However at this time, I urge the officers to critically examine their use of all forms of force (much as I need to examine my actions). As with the officers, I affirm the urgent need for extended involvement of other agencies to address the needs of those dealing with substance misuse and/or mental illness. Extend the funding, bring in IHA and let's meet people where they are at - thank you.

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jamie nichol
Jun 25, 2020
I believe in a fair and just world for all those in it

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Cheryl Walters
Jun 25, 2020
I personally have found the male police in Nelson to be extremely "macho" and have witnessed behaviour to others that has actually traumatized me.

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Elaine Smith
Jun 16, 2020
It's way past time for reform! We must move forward with a more socially conscious model that supports our most vulnerable people, rather than criminalizing them!

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Bryhre Cormack
Jun 16, 2020
I do believe the accounts of violence and racist policing I have heard from BIPOC members of our local community. We need inclusive and accessible services for BIPOC and all intersectionally oppressed individuals and families.

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Roxanne Sproule
Jun 15, 2020
Social support, not criminalization, makes for safe communities.

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Jason Rose
Jun 15, 2020
#abolishthepolice
#abolishthecourts
#abolishprisons
#abolishcolonialism

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Meghan Finn
Jun 15, 2020
My friend is counting on me...and I don't wanna feel into my luck quality atm

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Marion Bergevin
Jun 14, 2020
There is NO NEED for 2 detachments of police, for a town of 10,000 people! The RCMP are supposed to be "rural/highways police"...so they should be relocated to Slocan, Winlaw, Meadow Creek, etc...which do not have efficient Emergency Services! And definitely, guns escalate situations, and more social and Mental Health workers are needed, if thats 15-17% of their calls! And aggressive, violent arrests there, are totally inappropriate... and more mandatory Mental Health training is necessary.
P.S. no B.S. The Nelson's Mayor's name is John, not Jim, Dooley! You may want to edit that!

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Cal Hobson
1 year ago
Defund the police.