Democrat city, democrat council, democrat cops, in democrat utopia created this mess, and seem bent on making
it as horrible as possible,
and if you’re worried about not having a police department, according to the council
pres, that’s just means you’re privileged.
In Minneapolis, a supposed democrat utopia where everyone is ‘welcome,’ oversaw the brutal death
of a black man at the hands of a white officer.
Now the country has been plunged into (Some people argue) planned chaos and destruction.
And, if that weren’t good enough, Minneapolis is planning to completely disband the police force, in a veto-proof act.
Of course, a number of people have pointed out that if there is no police, how will democrats enforce
gun restrictions and other onerous removal of rights?
In fact, when responding to a question that asked something very similar, one councilwoman simply said that if you’re
worried about who to call if your home is broken into, that’s because you’re privileged.
Fox News reported:
The left-leaning City Council members on Sunday announced a veto-proof push to disband the Minneapolis police
department, ramping up a major conflict inside the city following the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
Many activists have been pushing at least for their cities to defund local police departments, a move many
other analysts considered unrealistic.
The measure has been the main focus for many people protesting against police brutality.
Supporters of the move told Fox News, “We recognize that we don’t have all the answers about what a police-free future
looks like, but our community does.
We’re committing to engaging with every willing community member in the city of Minneapolis over the next year to identify
what safety looks like for you.”
The city council members spoke at a protest at Powderhorn Park, a neighborhood in Minneapolis.
The number of supporters in attendance represented a veto-proof majority to push the measure through, Fox 9 reported.
KARE listed Council President Lisa Bender, VP Andrea Jenkins and Councilmembers Alondra Cano,
Jeremiah Ellison, Steve Fletcher, Phillipe Cunningham, Cam Gordon and Jeremy Schroeder as attending the event,
most of whom took turns to address the gathered crowd.
Ellison is the son of state Attorney General Keith Ellison.
Most members of the city council belonged to the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party.
“Our commitment is to end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department,” Bender said.
“It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe.
Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period.”
However, Ellison more clearly stated the intent of those gathered.
“This council is going to dismantle the police department,” Ellison reportedly said.
“If you don’t stay in this fight I fear that this council or another will just glue it back together.”
The Minneapolis Police Department did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
NYPD Detectives President Paul DiGiacomo said earlier Sunday that defunding any police departments would be
a “recipe for disaster.”
Mayor Jacob Frey was booed out of a protest Saturday after the Democrat refused to commit to defunding the police himself.
The event was livestreamed on Facebook and Twitter, but technical issues marred the streams.
Comments from members of the activist group Black Visions compared the police system to that of slavery, saying,
“When abolitionists fought for the end of slavery, a lot of white people said it was impossible.
But, there were visionaries who knew it was possible;
it was worth it.
We are here to make history today; to rebuild our city on a different foundation.”
At the end of the rally, the crowd gathered at Powderhorn Park began a chant of “Defund, MPD.”
Other experts have pointed out that these cities do not have the constitutional power for such an asinine move.
Moreover 8th, Minneapolis is asking for money to rebuild the ruins from the rest of the country.
On Monday, the council tried to clarify.
Fox News reported:
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender dodged a question Monday morning on what people facing
danger from criminals would do if her efforts to “dismantle” the city’s police department actually succeed.
Bender has been among the most vocal politicians behind the movement to dismantle the city’s police force
in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department.
Last week she said “[w]e are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a
transformative new model of public safety” and over the weekend she joined a veto-proof majority of
the council committing to “dismantle” the law enforcement institution.
But on Monday, she struggled to answer a question from CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on what would happen if
a person needed help because someone had broken into their home.
“Do you understand that the word, dismantle, or police-free also makes some people nervous, for instance?”
“What if in the middle of [the] night, my home is broken into?
Who do I call?”
“I mean, I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors,” Bender said.
“And I know — and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege.
Because for those of us for whom the system is working, I think we need to step back and imagine what it would
feel like to already live in that reality where calling the police may mean more harm is done.”
Bender detailed some of what the council’s proposed reforms would mean in many cases where the police are called,
but still did not answer Camerota’s question directly.
“We’ve done an analysis of all the reasons people call 911 and have looked up ways we can shift the response
away from our armed police officers into a more appropriate response for mental health calls,
for some domestic violence calls, for health-related issues,” Bender said.
Earlier in the interview, Camerota also pushed Bender on what exactly she and her council
colleagues mean when they say they want to dismantle the police department.
“So what are you trying to do?”
“Are you hoping by dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department that you will be getting rid of the police department?”
“I think in Minneapolis, watching George Floyd’s death, and the four — the actions of the four police
officers that were involved has been a huge wake-up call for so many in Minneapolis to see what many already knew,
which is that our police department is not keeping every member of our community safe,” Bender replied.
Courtesy by Georgette
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