Ilhan Omar: “It’s Time to Disband” Minneapolis Police

Ilhan Omar: “It’s Time to Disband” Minneapolis Police


Representative Ilhan Omar, one of the most radical members of Congress, has really outdone herself this time.

And this from the woman who referred to 9/11 as “some people did something.”

Now, in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, Omar is demanding the Minneapolis Police Department be disbanded.

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Check out her tweet below:

Unfortunately, Omar isn’t alone in her demands. Members of the Minneapolis city council also tweeted their support for destroying the police department:

What is this woman thinking?

Who is going to maintain order?

Answer 911 calls?

Protect the law-abiding citizens of Minneapolis?

The Blaze has more details on Omar’s deranged idea:

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is the latest voice in an indignant chorus of lawmakers who want to diminish, defund, or entirely disband police departments across the country. The Democratic congresswoman said Friday that the Minneapolis Police Department is "beyond reform.”

Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender announced Friday that the council intends to have the city's police department "dismantled" and replaced with a "transformative new model of public safety."

Omar made it known on social media that she is in favor of dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department.

On Twitter, she shared a Time article titled, "I'm a Minneapolis City Council Member. We Must Disband the Police—Here's What Could Come Next," written by Steve Fletcher, a city council member for Ward 3 in Minneapolis.

Fletcher wrote: "I am one of many on the Council, including the Council President and the Chair of Public Safety, who are publicly supporting the call to disband our police department and start fresh with a community-oriented, non-violent public safety and outreach capacity."

In addition to the article, Omar wrote: "The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform. It's time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis. Thank you to @MplsWard3 for your leadership on this!”

In another tweet, Omar wrote: "Police violence is a threat to public safety. We must allocate resources to ensure that all instances of death or injury in police custody are adequately and independently reviewed."

"We can't reform a system that is rotten, reimagining and reconstructing a new way forward is a better approach," Omar tweeted. "Thankful for Minneapolis city council for their leadership on this."

Omar shared a tweet from Jeremy Schroeder, a Minneapolis city council member representing Ward 11, that read: "I am fully committed to disinvesting in the MPD as it exists today and rebuilding a public safety system that is designed to serve the public with compassion and respect – with enough guardrails to prevent another tragedy like George Floyd's death at the hands of the police."

Jeremiah Ellison, Minneapolis city council member representing Ward 5 and son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, also proclaimed that the police would be disbanded.

"We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department," Ellison tweeted. "And when we're done, we're not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response. It's really past due.”

To see a member of Congress treat police officers as if they’re terrorists is disgusting.

Lacy Johnson, a Republican challenging Omar for her seat, pointed out that Omar doesn’t seem to mind about gang deaths in Chicago based on her silence according to Fox News:

A Republican who's challenging U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., in November decried “silence” on a recent spate of deadly gun violence in Chicago amid the media focus on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

“Within a 48-hour period in Chicago last week there were 82 shootings with 23 deaths,” GOP candidate Lacy Johnson tweeted. “Silence.”

In all, 24 people were killed and 61 others injured in Chicago gun violence last weekend -- in what the Chicago Sun Times described as city's most violent weekend of 2020.

More than half the victims were shot last Sunday after a night of violent protests over Floyd’s death, the outlet reported. Chicago police put the Sunday tally at 17.

Johnson’s tweet did not mention Omar specifically, although he has criticized the congresswoman for her response to the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis.

Floyd’s death May 25 has resulted in protests and even riots across the country, with more taking place Saturday -- although many of the more recent protests have been overwhelmingly peaceful.

Johnson has also spoken out against calls to "defund the police" that have been supported by many on the left, including Omar.

"Disbanding the police force entirely is incredibly short sighted & RECKLESS," Johnson wrote on Twitter.

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Fortunately, Omar received an onslaught of criticism on Twitter for her stance:

Hopefully Ilhan Omar never finds herself in a dangerous situation. She may find that disbanding those sworn to protect us and uphold the law was a callous mistake.


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