Just SICK! Minnesota AG Wants Cops To Stop Responding To Rape Calls, Here's Why
When people are attacked, in danger, or their health is critical they often call 9-1-1 and get help from first responders. The Fire Dept may even show up before EMT's in rural areas. But in the case of rape or criminal activity, the police are called in to ensure the safety of the innocent and victims. But Dem Minnesota A.G. Keith Ellison claims the police should not be responding to calls of rape. Ellison shares in the anti-police sentiment that libs have right now. He wants to defund the police and send out social workers in their stead. Ellison claims social workers would be a better fit to respond to those calls.
"Keith Ellison, former Democrat National Committee vice chairman and current Minnesota attorney general, said he does not want police officers to respond to rape calls. The shocking policy suggestion occurred during a Zoom conversation featuring Ellison and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) to discuss racism and police reforms. The dialogue was moderated by White House correspondent for “PBS NewsHour” Yamiche Alcindor.
"Ellison stated: “If you’re a woman who’s been a victim of a sexual assault, and the assailant ran away, wouldn’t you rather talk to somebody who is trained in helping you deal with what you’re dealing with, as opossed to somebody whose main training is that they know how to use a firearm? Right?”
In a tweet one user was appalled by the attorney general’s disregard for police officer capabilities, writing, “How is this guy an AG? Doesn’t he know they have special units trained to deal with sexual assault victims. What an insult – ‘their main training is how to use a weapon.’ Yes, help the victim, but catch the perp! Good grief.”
GOP rapid response director Steve Guest tweeted his prediction should Ellison and the radical left win in November, “This is Joe Biden’s Democrat Party and a reminder that you won’t be safe in Joe Biden’s America.”
A rape survivor responded to Guest’s tweet explaining, “Having been raped, I didn’t feel safe until I knew that the perpetrators were caught and was grateful for the police. Also, it was the police who directed me to community resources to help with the trauma and therapeutic resolutions. The ignorance of this man is insulting.”
I think another issue they are not touching on, is what if this a rapist that intends to kill his victim and is temporarily scared off? How is a social worker going to help if he comes back to finish the job? I doubt the rapist is going to be scared off by an unarmed social worker, or are we going to start arming them too? Police also investigate crimes and safeguard the crime scenes to preserve evidence. Are we going to train the social worker to do this as well? Or perhaps we could meet in the middle and instead of defunding the police and having to practically train a social worker to be a police officer, we train the officers. But wait we already do that with Sex Crime Units that are tasked to deal with abusive crimes like rape... Seems like a social worker would be a redundancy here and could lead to a second victim.