President Abinader says government is moving from talking to acting regarding Police reform

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President Luis Abinader surprised the nation by announcing new measures for enacting Police reform during a press conference on Sunday, 17 October 2021. The Dominican Police has 38,281 active members, including 32 generals, 633 colonels and 752 lieutenant colonels.



President Abinader told the Dominican people that Police reform will take time, “but we need to see results now.” “We are going from a planning stage to taking concrete actions,” said the President upon making the announcement.



He is acting on recommendations made by a high-level committee that benchmarked police reform with successful worldwide experiences to adapt and incorporate best global practices here. He said that the country is working closely with Police experts from Colombia and Spain.



The President said the first steps to implement Police reform are:



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Our family has big news. For those that know us ,my wife Maria Ramona 's uncle General Then was just appointed to be the new chief of the Policia National for the country. Hopefully some positive changes are in the future .https://listindiario.com/la-republi...tiene-fama-de-ser-severo-con-los-delincuentes
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General Then has a reputation for being tough on criminals General Then has a reputation for being tough on criminals Helenny Amparo Santo Domingo, RD The new director of the Police, General Eduardo Alberto Then, who will be sworn in today, has a reputation for being severe with criminals. On October 3, 2020, when he was installed as chief in Santiago, Then he asked the criminals to collect their suitcases "or else they will be confronted in the terrain of their choice." "I am not going to give opportunities to those who are breaking the law," said the senior officer, who will assume the leadership of the National Police to replace Major General Edward Sánchez González. “The unscrupulous have to have fear; Neither the population nor we are going to be afraid to confront them, ”the general warned on that occasion. Then, who was in charge of the central Cibao regional direction of the Police, arrives at the position preceded by defiant actions of delinquency and criminality, as well as violent acts by members of the Police itself against civilians. In several videos of social networks, the general is seen participating with other members of several operations to intervene clandestine parties in La Vega that not only violated the non-circulation schedule and other sanitary measures, but also ignored the deadline for the sale of alcoholic beverages. One of the recordings recorded the moment when General Then, together with police troops, interrupted an activity during the curfew promoted by Milton Fernández, mayor of Barahona.
 
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They can't just eliminate the police as an institution. They can't just fire all of the existing ones and hire another ones, just because those will be the same Dominicans acting the same way. They can't import the whole police force from another country. And what they have announced will have no effect at all.

I see only one solution here, but it was never mentioned. The only solution is to DISARM the police. Take all their guns away, from ALL the police except some kind of SWAT etc. Nothing bad will happen. Give them rubber sticks and handcuffs, that's enough. In some countries police don't carry guns at all, and in some (like Russia) they do carry guns but they never use them, because if they fire just one shot, there will be tons of paperwork and the investigation after, so they never use them.

99% of situations were Dominican police use guns can be resolved without guns. So if they will be disarmed, there will be no incidents like 'oh I shot her by mistake', and everybody will be happy.

After disarming all of them, another system can be implemented, like after a year or two of special education, IQ tests, drug tests, results of his performance, etc, the police member can get the right to carry the gun. And that after the first complaint about that police member that right is revoked forever.

This is the only solution I see.
 

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They can't just eliminate the police as an institution. They can't just fire all of the existing ones and hire another ones, just because those will be the same Dominicans acting the same way. They can't import the whole police force from another country. And what they have announced will have no effect at all.

I see only one solution here, but it was never mentioned. The only solution is to DISARM the police. Take all their guns away, from ALL the police except some kind of SWAT etc. Nothing bad will happen. Give them rubber sticks and handcuffs, that's enough. In some countries police don't carry guns at all, and in some (like Russia) they do carry guns but they never use them, since if they fire just one shot, there will be tons of paperwork and the investigation after, so they never use them.

99% of situations were Dominican police use guns can be resolved without guns. So if they will be disarmed, there will be no incidents like 'oh I shot her by mistake', and everybody will be happy.

After disarming all of them, another system can be implemented, like after a year of special education, IQ tests, drug tests, results of his performance, etc, the police member can get the right to carry the gun. And that after the first complaint about that police member that right is revoked forever.

This is the only solution I see.
Good plan. I agree better to work with what they have.
 

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They can't just eliminate the police as an institution. They can't just fire all of the existing ones and hire another ones, just because those will be the same Dominicans acting the same way. They can't import the whole police force from another country. And what they have announced will have no effect at all.

I see only one solution here, but it was never mentioned. The only solution is to DISARM the police. Take all their guns away, from ALL the police except some kind of SWAT etc. Nothing bad will happen. Give them rubber sticks and handcuffs, that's enough. In some countries police don't carry guns at all, and in some (like Russia) they do carry guns but they never use them, because if they fire just one shot, there will be tons of paperwork and the investigation after, so they never use them.

99% of situations were Dominican police use guns can be resolved without guns. So if they will be disarmed, there will be no incidents like 'oh I shot her by mistake', and everybody will be happy.

After disarming all of them, another system can be implemented, like after a year or two of special education, IQ tests, drug tests, results of his performance, etc, the police member can get the right to carry the gun. And that after the first complaint about that police member that right is revoked forever.

This is the only solution I see.
This is a nice idea but it wont happen.
 
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