Failed Idea! Minneapolis City Council Facing Regret For Vow to Dismantle Police

Failed Idea! Minneapolis City Council Facing Regret For Vow to Dismantle Police


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Grab any random person on the street, ask them what happens when you dismantle the police, and you’d get the correct answer.

That’s because the average person is smarter than the Minneapolis City Council.

You get more crime, more murder, and more angry residents!

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Recall that after the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis City Council stupidly vowed to dismantle the city’s police department.

And now as Fox News points out, many city council members may be facing regret for their decision:

Some members of the Minneapolis City Council may have regrets regarding the controversial pledge to dismantle the city’s police department made after the death of George Floyd in May, according to a new report.

After conducting interviews with multiple council members who voted to approve the pledge, the New York Times’ report reveals that the vow may not be as firm as previously thought.

Council member Andrew Johnson, who supported the pledge in June, told the outlet that he meant the words “in spirit,” not by the letter. Meanwhile, Council member Phillippe Cunningham said the language in the pledge was “up for interpretation.”

Council President Lisa Bender added that she believes the pledge “created confusion in the community and in our wards.”

Some relatively moderate council members, like Linea Palmisano, chose not to take the pledge, telling the Times that the council has “gotten used to these kinds of progressive purity tests.”

In a text message obtained by the Times, Palmisano outright objected to the move.

“I’m not taking any pledge, if that means people throw bottles at me then fine,” Palmisano wrote.

Councilwoman Lisa Goodman, who also was not part of the nine who voted for the pledge, told Fox News that she has “no regrets about that then or now.”

Think about what could happen if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris come into power.

There will be defunding and dismantling of the police all over the country!

No one will respond to your desperate calls when looters come to your home.

And now, the Minneapolis City Council has the audacity to ask the police chief what his plan is to address soaring crime rates.

The nerve of these people!

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Here's more on that from MPR News:

The meeting was slated as a Minneapolis City Council study session on police reform.

But for much of the two-hour meeting, council members told police Chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents are seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, brazen daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults and shootings. And they asked Arradondo what the department is doing about it.

"Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said Jamal Osman, newly elected council member of Ward 6.  He said he's already been inundated with complaints from residents that calls for police aren’t being answered.

“That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen,” Osman said.

Just months after leading an effort that would have defunded the police department, City Council members at Tuesday’s work session pushed chief Medaria Arradondo to tell them how the department is responding to the violence.  

The number of reported violent crimes, like assaults, robberies and homicides are up compared to 2019, according to MPD crime data. More people have been killed in the city in the first nine months of 2020 than were slain in all of last year. Property crimes, like burglaries and auto thefts, are also up. Incidents of arson have increased 55 percent over the total at this point in 2019.

Watch the city council president ask the police chief what his plan for crime is right here:


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