|Re: Police policies||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Elizabeth Magill (pastorlizmgmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2021 12:38:50 -0700 (PDT)|
I have done several stand up routines about our development phase here for Mosaic Commons. We are a funny bunch. Liz Magill berlin, MA. On Sun, Jun 6, 2021 at 3:07 PM Chris Hansen <itschrishansen [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > Maggie- it's good to virtually meet another therapeutic skit writer! > I have a fantasy that I will develop a CoHousing-themed comedy routine and > travel the country exchanging nights' accommodation for a night's > entertainment. > I couldn't do this routine at my home CoHousing, because some people would > recognize themselves and be offended, but they are all situations I'm > confident are instantly recognizable to most intentional communities! > It would be great to exchange skits, and perhaps plan to perform at a > CoHousing conference... :) > Cheers > Chris > > On Sun, 6 Jun 2021 at 07:51, Maggie McGovern via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l > [at] cohousing.org> wrote: >> >> Thank you Liz and Sharron for sharing. The confusion around when to use >> authority seems to be a theme. I appreciate all the examples! Wow! I’ve been >> writing funny cohousing skits (really as therapy haha) and some of these >> stories are inspiring. >> >> Perhaps no one has written guidelines about using police (or other >> authorities). Very interesting. >> >> I would love to see who is on board with what agreements here. I like that >> idea Liz. It’s not really an agreement to me if people aren’t on board. >> Coming in new I assumed people liked and used the agreements but that’s not >> always the case. I’d love transparency around that like, “many of us agree >> to this...” or wording that reflects what’s true. >> >> Well thanks for the replies! >> Maggie >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >> > On Jun 3, 2021, at 6:19 AM, Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at] gmail.com> >> > wrote: >> > >> > We don't have policies on that, but we have a slightly similar >> > situation. (We are two coho communities on one property.) >> > In the northern community a dog bit a young person who lives in the >> > southern community. The bitten family called animal control. >> > >> > The northern community (with the dog) reacted by saying "you must talk >> > to the family before calling". >> > Our community (with the bitten person) reacted by saying "you can call >> > if it feels appropriate". >> > >> > I work with communities on conflict. Often there is conflict that >> > "that other person isn't following our policies." >> > >> > I think it would help when developing policies to ask how you would >> > enforce it once it is in place. Also ask whether you really have >> > agreement from all people to follow it. >> > >> > So taking a policy about calling police (or animal control, or any >> > outside the community resource)--would the person who has done that >> > follow such a policy? And if they did not, then what would the >> > community do about the fact that they didn't follow it? In my >> > experience, and in this case even in my dreaming of best case >> > scenarios, I can't imagine what would happen if someone didn't follow >> > the policy. What would be a logical consequence? Who would make that >> > consequence happen? >> > >> > The only next step that I can imagine is to talk to the person about >> > them calling the police. Do you have someone from the community who >> > would come with you as you try to do that? >> > >> > It sounds like a very frustrating situation and I'm sorry there isn't >> > a way to change other people's behaviors. I wish there was. >> > >> > Liz >> > Mosaic Commons in Berlin, MA. >> > >> >> On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 7:34 AM Maggie McGovern via Cohousing-L >> >> <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote: >> >> >> >> Hi people. I’ve never posted to here so I’m not sure if I’m doing this >> >> right. I’ll find out! >> >> >> >> I’m curious if any of you have policies/guidelines/agreements/rules >> >> around people calling the police? >> >> >> >> I’ve had a neighbor call the police on me for something that was not >> >> breaking any agreements and wasn’t brought to my attention by him (we do >> >> have agreements to go to each other with complaints but he has chosen not >> >> to do that). We don’t have any agreements around calling the police and >> >> for my and other’s safety and peace of mind I would like that to exist. I >> >> was thinking of having a discussion in our coho with those interested but >> >> I thought I’d first see if other Coho’s have written agreements that I >> >> can bring as options. When I think of writing something it is very hard >> >> for me to clearly, concretely describe how it would look to use police >> >> when needed and not just as a threat. >> >> >> >> I also know there are many views on this from people trusting the police >> >> as a strategy for protection and conflict resolution to those who see >> >> using police as a danger given historical and current violence and abuses >> >> of power and then everything in between. Anyone tackled this? >> >> >> >> Thanks, >> >> Maggie >> >> >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >> _________________________________________________________________ >> >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> >> http://L.cohousing.org/info >> >> >> >> >> >> >> > >> > >> > -- >> > -Liz >> > (The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill >> > Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church >> > Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries >> > www.elizabethmaemagill.com >> > 508-450-0431 >> >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> http://L.cohousing.org/info >> >> >> > > > -- > Chris Hansen > 32 East Village Drive > Burlington > Vermont 05401 > USA > > Ph 603 3988730 -- -Liz (The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries www.elizabethmaemagill.com 508-450-0431
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