Veto-Proof Majority on Minneapolis City Council Approve, Pledge to "Dismantle" Police Department

Veto-Proof Majority on Minneapolis City Council Approve, Pledge to “Dismantle” Police Department


Let's hope that what happens in Minneapolis, stays in Minneapolis.

In an alarming vote, a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis city council voted and pledged to defund and "dismantle" the police department.

This radical move shouldn't come as a surprise, as Minneapolis ordered its police forces to stand-down as violent rioters destroyed its Third Precinct Police Station.

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Such moves have left observers wondering, do leaders in Minneapolis actually want to restore the city's law and order?

No… instead, it appears that they are bowing down (or "kneeling") to the outspoken left-wing mob.

The riots show the violence and destruction that will happen when no police are present.

How is this a good idea?

More details on this ugly development below:

The veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis city council have voted to dismantle the police.

9 of the 13 members voted for this police.

CNN reports:

Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council on Sunday announced they intend to defund and dismantle the city's police department following the police killing of George Floyd.

"We committed to dismantling policing as we know it in the city of Minneapolis and to rebuild with our community a new model of public safety that actually keeps our community safe," Council President Lisa Bender told CNN.

With nine votes the city council would have a veto-proof supermajority of the council's 13 members, Bender said.

Sunday's pledge was an acknowledgment that the current system is not working, Bender said.

"(We need) to listen, especially to our black leaders, to our communities of color, for whom policing is not working and to really let the solutions lie in our community," she said.

Pressed for details on what the dismantling might look like, Bender told CNN she was looking to shift police funding toward community-based strategies and that the city council would discuss how to replace the current police department.

"The idea of having no police department is certainly not in the short term," she added.
Bender and other council members analyzed the nature of 911 calls by constituents, she said, and found most were for mental health services, health and EMT and fire services.

The nine council members made the announcement at a community rally in Minneapolis. News of the announcement was first reported by The Appeal.

Calls by some to defund or outright abolish police departments have grown in the wake of Floyd's death and nationwide protests against police brutality.

City council members had previously said they would take steps to dismantle the police department, including Bender, who tweeted earlier this week, "Yes. We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety."

This dangerous and potentially dangerous experiment must not be allowed to spread to other cities across the nation.

President Trump's strong stance on law and order will now truly set him apart from Democratic radicals (such as Ilhan Omar) who want to defund and destroy the police.

Will Joe Biden endorse these far-left proposals?!

With these radical new proposals in place, the sheriff of Anoka County warns that leaders in Minneapolis don't want the city to go back to order.

In fact, these radical proposals are demoralizing police forces across the nation.

Bring Me the News has more details on the Anoka County sheriff's warning:

The idea of the Minneapolis Police Department being disbanded by the city council is not sitting well with Anoka County Sheriff James Stuart, who on Sunday said his agency has "no appetite" for working in the city if the police department is abolished.

Minneapolis City Council members announced intentions to proceed with disbanding the police force, with council President Lisa Bender on Sunday saying the council voted in favor of ending "our city's toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department."

"It's our commitment to end policing as we know it, and recreate systems of public safety that actually keep us safe," Bender said.

That's where the big questions begin. Without a city police force, who regulates order and safety?

Deputies from sheriff's departments all around the state have been in Minneapolis to help since protests and riots, the latter of which have ended, erupted after George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died after officers held him to the ground, one of them keeping his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.

Sheriff Stuart, however, doesn't want his outfit to have to return to Minneapolis if the police department is disbanded.

"The members of the Minneapolis City Council should be mindful that numerous other law enforcement agencies have responded to support them, to restore order, to protect their citizens and to return peace to their city during recent tragic days," wrote Sheriff Stuart.

"There are clearly concerns to be addressed and areas to be fixed. However, If they choose to eliminate their police department through defunding operations without a realistic plan, they must also choose to live with the consequences of their decisions.

"We are one of many agencies who have no appetite for going back to their city to restore order again; especially if their decision is to actively compromise the safety of the city."

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If Democrats want change, then they should propose tangible and realistic policy proposals.

Instead, they appear to support tearing down America's institutions and have no plan to replace it with anything but chaos.

This is why our support of President Trump is more important than ever!

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