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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:39 PM

 

Pete Buttigieg's comments at town hall after recent violence

"If anyone who is on patrol is shown to be a racist or to do something racist in a way that is substantiated, that is their last day on the street," Buttigieg responded.

He added that the city will look into any tools to help it better evaluate officers' racist activity.

"I donít want to seem defensive, but we have taken a lot of steps. They clearly havenít been enough. But I canít accept the suggestion that we havenít done anything," Buttigieg said. "I acknowledge that it has not been enough, I would like as many different voices to be in the process as possible. ... Itís why weíre here."

Throughout the evening, residents pushed Buttigieg about why the body camera that the city purchased wasnít used.
Buttigieg said the failure could have happened because of the technology,
the written policy
or the individual officer.
He said he canít yet speak to the specifics of Sundayís shooting, which is under review.

However, he said the administration hired the officer, wrote the policy and purchased the technology.
"At the end of the day, I'm responsible," Buttigieg said.

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/449945-tensions-boil-over-at-buttigieg-town-hall
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left-of-center2012 Jun 2019 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2019 #1
leftofcool Jun 2019 #2
Politicub Jun 2019 #3
tulipsandroses Jun 2019 #4
True Dough Jun 2019 #5
lambchopp59 Jun 2019 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2019 #7

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:48 PM

1. The people want immediate help for their anger, and he can't accomplish that.

 

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There are bureaucracies to be dealt with and channels to follow.

This is a very touchy place to be in, for both sides.

I think he's doing the best he can by being there, and by explaining just what he can do.

I hope at least some of the community is listening, but unfortunately, the noisy ones are the people we hear.

Yelling accomplishes nothing.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:13 PM

2. That's what a real leader says

 

They don't pass the buck, they don't hedge, the take the blame then try to make things better.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:18 PM

3. The buck stops here

 

Buttigieg is in a tough spot; it's a true test of his leadership abilities. He's doing as well as can be considering the terrible circumstances of what happened.

It means a lot to people when a leader accepts responsibility. He can pivot to enacting lasting, meaningful change.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:08 PM

4. He is showing real leadership

 

Yes people are angry. They have righteous anger. Let them express themselves. Stages of Grief of Loss.

If he keeps showing up. Their anger will dissipate. The anger will linger if they think they are not being heard, or think it will be more of the same.

As I watch him trying to navigate this I am thinking of Bobby Kennedy and how he handled angry black people during his time and how he listened and became a civil rights champion.
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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:17 PM

5. If only life were all tulipsandroses!

 

Great post. Thanks for your perspective.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:20 PM

6. I can get excited for a candidate like Pete

 

Or Harris, or Warren.
I've seen right here on DU that even the left-leaning aren't "ready" for an LGBT president.
But the youth vote is.
He's my choice, as being a sharp, and most in-your-face "screw-you GOP goofballs" politician.
I doubt Pete will win. This time.
But expect him to run again. and again.
Until the day we really see steps towards equality, responsibility, equanimity, and evolved policymaking.
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Response to lambchopp59 (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 09:23 PM

7. Thank you for your thoughtful, heartfelt post. It is sorely needed. n/t

 

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