Latest in a series of posts responding to the George Floyd killing
We hold our breath.
It could happen here.
But since nothing like this or near like this has happened in Bethlehem in recent history, Gadfly senses no groundswell over the past weeks to change the system of policing.
However, the information provided about police training at the August 11 Public Safety Committee meeting did not seem to go over particularly well in Gadfly’s opinion.
And Councilwoman Crampsie Smith and Councilman Callahan have voiced support for more training.
There would seem to be in general three ways to foster more training:
- increasing the police budget
- an internal change in the way officers are deployed to open up time for training
- outside funding, grants, etc.
Waiting to exhale.