By: Diane Benjamin
The Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) in conjunction with Not In Our Town conducted a survey concerning the Bloomington police and what citizens want in the next police chief.
The PSCRB held a meeting Thursday, the survey was discussed. Mike Matejka (who voted yes to building the Coliseum when he was an alderman) also participated.
See the survey results here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-YN97TKP2/
I did post a link to the survey in this story, I have no idea how many readers participated. It wasn’t necessary to live in Bloomington to complete it. https://blnnews.com/2021/03/12/open-season-on-police/
To read the entire question asked in the survey results, hover the cursor over the question.
The results are sort of strange. The vast majority claimed to be female college educated blacks between the ages of 21 and 30. Over 11,000 people completed the survey, if an organized effort to skew the results existed they kept it a secret. I doubt random people would all pick the demographics reported but there is no way to tell.
The survey results overwhelmingly support the police, very tiny DEFUND here or send social workers instead. It appears from the meeting the PSCRB and Not In Our Town intend to ignore the survey results and concentrate on the comments which are largely positive.
One comment stood out to me:
Whoever wrote this survey needs to go through racial profile training. Unlike the great MLK, they only see a person for the color of their skin not the content of their character.
Watching the discussion I felt some on the Board and Mike Matejka weren’t happy with the Back the Blue answers. Marxist policing will be much more difficult when most citizens support the current police methods. Citizens overwhelmingly supported promoting from within.
Just hit play to hear the discussion: