Think about today’s relationship between the citizenry and local public agencies (STATE OF ALABAMA). Do you believe the discourse has taken on a more positive or negative tone? Why? Provide examples to support your reasoning.
ANSWER THE ABOVE QUESTION AND THEN REPLY TO MY CLASSMATE RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE QUESTIONS AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU AGREE? (A MINIMUM OF 200 WORDS or MORE EACH)
If you go into the City of Milwaukee, it is a mess with shootings of young children, senseless auto deaths and just things that simply go against my grain. The Mayor has gained the 2020 Democratic Convention for Milwaukee through crazy spending habits for things that won’t benefit the City as a whole and has his head in the sand when issues of lead in drinking water laterals, huge uptick of opioid deaths (15 in the city in one day) and homelessness. He claims he is going to have all of that cleaned up by the time the convention comes to town. My fear is he is going to shift the problems to other surrounding communities. There are several activist groups that are constantly pounding on the Mayor’s door and for the most part the Mayor spends a great time in parody of the local newspaper as well as online articles.
We had a couple police officer involved deaths where one person was cognitively challenged and attacked the police officer that stopped to wake him from sleeping in a public area. Big marches were organized by the dead person’s family, which later came to light that the same family through the dead person out of the house because he was too much of a hassle to deal. Then ended up profiting from his death in wrongful death lawsuits.
So, there was a great deal of negativity going on and some officials lost their elected seats as well as the police officer lost his job although the court cleared him.
There were positives as much as negatives, over the last year we lost 3 police officers and a fire lieutenant due to fatal gunfire from people at the scene. That brought the city together. Since then, Milwaukee has experienced several fatal and non-fatal shooting of young innocent bystander kids. The community has finally grown tired of this and are now cooperating with police in capturing these people. At one time, a shooter could get lost in the city that knows everyone. Those days have gone by.
My question always is, why does there have to be several tragedies happen for people to say enough is enough? I grew up in a different era where the establishment was question but authority or others were still respected. Where did that go?