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Crime New York City first to send Social Workers as first responders on some 911 calls

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Garnet_StrongerThanYou, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Garnet_StrongerThanYou Black Belt

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    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/amp.cnn...w-york-city-mental-health-911-trnd/index.html

    Some brave people going on this pilot I’ll say that much.


    New York City will send mental health teams instead of police to respond to some 911 calls

    CNN)New York City is creating new teams to respond to emergency mental health calls instead of police, as part of a pilot program that will launch next year.

    The teams will consist of EMS health workers and mental health crisis workers that will be dispatched through the city's 911 system, officials announced on Tuesday. Police officers would be dispatched as backup in cases where a subject has a weapon or is threatening violence.

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    Step to progress
     
  3. evansusmc2 Red Belt

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    I hope to Odin they have body cams on!!! This is gonna be entertaining.
     
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    Wouldn't it just be better to train police to be less shooty and more conversational?
     
  5. mkess101 Not the hero he deserves, but the hero he needs

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    How long before they are on a call, shit goes sideways and a social worker is hurt badly or killed, and the cops are blamed for not protecting said social worker?
     
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    These are some points I'm kind of curious to see how they'll be addressed. There's a whole bunch of liability I don't think people are taking into consideration.
     
  7. Rob Battisti HR for HR

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    I’m more curious what happens when it goes sideways how liable the city will be in terms of a law suit. Person A is injured due to circumstances surrounding an event which would have been avoided if police would have been dispatched instead of social workers. Does Person A have grounds for a lawsuit? I would think so.
     
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    This is exactly what is going to happen.

    People don't realize just how difficult being a police officer is.
     
  9. Oeshon Steel Belt

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    Let's see them stop a bank robbery
     
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    Oh this is going to work out perfectly.

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    The police aren't the problem.
     
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    My wife's a social worker , you'd be suprised how good they are at talking people outta crisis instead of just having the cops escalate it . With that said, she still calls the cops daily at the day centre she works at lol it's unavoidable and while this idea sounds cute and progressive it'll be a disaster
     
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    Who determines if a "perp" is armed/violent? What happens if/when that goes sideways? How far is backup away? How will that affect bystanders/public? How will this be coordinated, what will the increase in response times be? So much...
     
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    Isn't it weird that the Mayor's wife is announcing this?
     
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    Good, maybe sending in people with a hint of social skills and ability to talk to people in certain situations could help prevent violence.

    Wait, sorry.

    "No, cops go in, shoot them all up, then we lolz"

    Sorry, forgot I was on Sherdog for a second
     
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  17. 12ga. Gold Belt

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    Easy to Monday quarter back these shootings. Put yourself in their shoes real time. In 95% of incidents you'd shoot too. Granted some are fucked up too but the narrative you are parroting is untrue.

    Honestly you couldnt pay me a million bucks a year to be a cop. Way too much stress dealing with ppl at their worst day and day out with life and death choices.
     
  18. Queen B Fully Vaccinated Double Yellow Card

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    Hes plugging her in all of his tweets and in briefings

    The rumor is that she is running for an NYC political office next election
     
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    Its gonna look like casting couch
     
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