Would you pay more taxes for better police?
Not for Neink / michaelthomas, or for our bros trying to move Wall Street to Miami.
Was reading about the Ma'Khia Bryant situation and de-escalation. Would you be willing to pay more for
a) Police de-escalation and community based training, including for racial bias
b) Significant raises for police
The former, when combined with reforms, has proven to be successful under Obama (I've seen quotes for serious use of force declines between 30-60%, though Trump got rid of Obama's consent decrees as part of his "tough on crime" image). The latter is pretty much the only way to get higher quality folks in the long-run.
NYPD is roughly 6% of the state budget. NY state income tax is roughly 9% for the highest bracket. Would you be willing to pay say an additional 1-2% of state income tax for better police?