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CNN Interview: Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender Says “Police Free Society” Is The Goal


In an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender revealed the far left's radical agenda.

She stated that a "police free future" is "the goal."

There is no misrepresenting or misunderstanding these words.

Though many liberals have tried to defend the phrase "defund the police," the reality is that the leaders of the movement want to disband the police entirely.

If Bender gets her way in Minneapolis, it will set a dark precedent for many Aerican cities.

Bender also stated that the goal of a police free future is "very aspirational."

See her alarming comments below:

Statistics show that police forces protect minority and poor neighborhoods more than any other demographic in the nation.

However, despite this fact, Bender claims that people concerned with this idea are doing so because of "privilege."

CNN's Camerota asked Bender, "What if in the middle of the night my home is broken into. Who do I call?"

Camerota was pushing back on the idea that a police free future would be good or safe for citizens.

Instead of answering the question, Bender said that asking the question "comes from a place of privilege."

So... apparently, it's a privilege to have your house broken into.

Got it.

See her tone deaf answer to Camerota below:

Bender attempted to defend her position.

Many critics have called her naive or uninformed of the actual issues.

Fox News has more details on Bender's proposals:

During the interview, Cuomo challenged Bender on the notion of getting rid of the police, something the host said “seems ridiculous to people”.

She replied: "We've looked at every reason that folks call 911. Why are people in Minneapolis calling for help? And we're starting to pair what's the right response to those calls. In the short term that helps our police officers focus on the work that they're trained to do, while we have a better response to people who have a mental health crisis or a physical health crisis.”

She added: "The system of policing isn't working for a lot of victims of crime. We have thousands of rape kits that have gone untested. We need to improve our response to all kinds of different violations of public safety, because again that trust in the system is so eroded that our community is across the board."

Earlier in the day, Bender made comments on CNN that were widely pilloried when she said that calling the police when your home is broken into “comes from a place of privilege.”

The calls to dismantle the police force in Minneapolis have rapidly escalated in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Floyd, a handcuffed black man, died May 25 after a white police officer pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. His death set off protests, some violent, in Minneapolis that swiftly spread to cities around the U.S. and the globe.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has said he doesn’t support abolishing the city’s police force, despite a veto-proof majority of members of the city council pledging that they want to take that drastic step.

The scary part is that far keft radicals like Lisa Bender are attempting to make a police free future sound like a mainstream idea.

In fact, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, who is VERY liberal, was booed away from a rally for refusing to pledge to abolish the police.

Due to the "leadership" of Lisa Bender, the Minneapolis City Council voted in a veto-proof majority to disband the police force.

It is unclear what this actually means or if they will have the authority to get rid of their police department. 

The Associated Press confirms that the majority of the city council supports disbanding the police force entirely:

A majority of the members of the Minneapolis City Council said Sunday they support disbanding the city’s police department, an aggressive stance that comes just as the state has launched a civil rights investigation after George Floyd’s death.

Nine of the council’s 12 members appeared with activists at a rally in a city park Sunday afternoon and vowed to end policing as the city currently knows it. Council member Jeremiah Ellison promised that the council would “dismantle” the department.

“It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe,” Lisa Bender, the council president, said. “Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period.”Bender went on to say she and the eight other council members that joined the rally are committed to ending the city’s relationship with the police force and “to end policing as we know it and recreate systems that actually keep us safe.”


Community activists have criticized the Minneapolis department for years for what they say is a racist and brutal culture that resists change. The state of Minnesota launched a civil rights investigation of the department last week, and the first concrete changes came Friday in a stipulated agreement in which the city agreed to ban chokeholds and neck restraints.

A more complete remaking of the department is likely to unfold in coming months.

Disbanding an entire department has happened before. In 2012, with crime rampant in Camden, New Jersey, the city disbanded its police department and replaced it with a new force that covered Camden County. Compton, California, took the same step in 2000, shifting its policing to Los Angeles County.

It was a step that then-Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department was considering for Ferguson, Missouri, after the death of Michael Brown. The city eventually reached an agreement short of that but one that required massive reforms overseen by a court-appointed mediator.

This will create another clear differentiator between President Trump and the Democrats in November.

President Trump supports our troops. He also supports law enforcement.

Trump has called for law and order.

Democrats, on the other hand, have supported lawlessness, rioting, and looting.

This November, the choice couldn't be any clearer.


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