With Crime Skyrocketing, Minneapolis Guts Police Department | Beaufort County Now | This is a city that has gone insane. | lifezette, crime, minneapolis, police department, funding, december 16, 2020

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With Crime Skyrocketing, Minneapolis Guts Police Department

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the LifeZette. The author of this post is David Kamioner.

    Ever watch an entire city commit suicide? Care to take a gaze at mentally ill people who run a city government? Or maybe your desire is to watch city council politicians who have police body guards defund police for everyone else? If so, welcome to Minneapolis.

    According to police information, more than 500 people have been shot in Minneapolis this year, twice as many as 2019. Murders have risen by more than 50%. There have also been almost 5,000 violent crimes, the highest number in the past five years. What does Minneapolis do? It guts its police department. Oh yeah, totally makes sense.

    Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis President Bob Kroll said, "The City Council is decimating the police department. The number of working officers is the lowest it's been in 50 years. Murders, shootings, and other violent crimes are approaching record levels. Our officers are severely overworked, understaffed, and cannot keep the public safe with these cuts."

    FNC: But, "The Minneapolis City Council passed a budget Thursday morning that will cut its police funding by $8 million and use the money for mental health and violence prevention programs. The plan for the shifting of police funding, called 'Safety for All,' follows the city council's stalled attempt to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department earlier this year. Minneapolis experienced widespread protests which often turned into riots — that were sparked after George Floyd, a black man, died while in Minneapolis police custody."

    The next words you read will be the words of a cretin. "The City Council adopted a 2021 budget!!" Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender said early Thursday. "All the #SafetyForAllBudget proposals passed for 2021. Mental health, violence prevention, oversight and more."

    Added Bolshevik mouth breather Steve Fletcher, who represents Ward 3 in Minneapolis: "In 2021, our city will implement mental health emergency response, support community safety programs, add violence prevention capacity and improve police accountability...Thanks and congratulations to everyone who advocated for these important investments to make our city safer and more just. It's a big win and an important first step toward a transformed system of public safety."

    Meanwhile Jeremiah Ellison, a Minneapolis City Council member and the son of Marxist Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, said he was still pushing to eventually dismantle the police department. "This is NOT the last chance we will have to dramatically rethink public safety in our city. We will quickly be in 2021 budget discussions, we will continue to ramp up community engagement on the future of public safety, and we will revisit the charter change for the 2021 ballot."

    And as for the future? "What we've heard so far from the Democratic Party is what they're not going to do," defund advocate Andrea Ritchie told the press. "I don't expect they will be supportive of the main demand from the streets ... It's gonna be a fight. We're not going away." No they are not. But like in other locales, citizens of this doomed city just might pack up and themselves decamp to a place where sanity reigns.


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