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The Senator from Vermont and a former contender for the role of a candidate from the US Democratic party in the upcoming presidential election Bernie Sanders commented on calls for the abolishment of the police in the country, which are the participants of the protests. The opinion he expressed in an interview with The New Yorker.
“Do I think we in the US should not be police departments? No, I don’t think so,” replied the Senator on the question of the journalist.
According to Sanders, instead think about the complete abolition of the police, should focus on improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers. In particular, the authorities shall provide the police a good salary and make sure that they are properly trained and receive the necessary education, said the Senator.
With a demand to abolish police departments perform many participants in the protests that swept US cities after the death of the African-American George Floyd, who died as a result of gross actions of law enforcement officers during the arrest. At the same time, the most likely democratic candidate, former us Vice-President Joe Biden, as well as representatives of the party in Congress do not support such measures, despite the fact that it stands for reform of law enforcement agencies in the country.
In dozens of U.S. cities and other countries for several days, held a protest against police brutality over the death of Floyd in Minneapolis. In some cases, the protests ended in riots, clashes with police, looting, looting and riots.
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