Minneapolis City Council Votes to Defund the Police, But 3 Members Hire Personal Security

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Nine of the 12 members on the Minneapolis City Council, all Democrats except one member of the Green party, vowed they will abolish policing as the city currently knows it. Under the proposed plan, the police department will be replaced with a department of community safety and violence prevention that will be staffed with people who lack law enforcement experience but will include-public health and/or restorative-justice approaches – which means they will implement the demands of the communist-led rioters and destroyers. But when it comes to their own protection, council members are relying on the city to hire security guards. Council member Andrea Jenkins, a black transgender person, claims that white nationalists have made her fear for her life. Over the past three weeks, the bill for armed protection for council members has come to more than $60,000. -GEG

The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to eliminate the city’s police department, marking the first step toward establishing a new “holistic” approach to public safety.

The move follows more than a month of national outrage and protests against police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died after an officer pressed his knee into his neck for more than eight minutes.

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The City Council advanced a proposed ballot measure today asking voters to create a new Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention. http://news.minneapolismn.gov/2020/06/26/city-council-advances-proposed-ballot-measure-asking-voters-to-create-a-new-department-of-community-safety-and-violence-prevention/ 

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The City Council voted today to advance a proposed ballot measure that would ask Minneapolis voters to amend the City Charter to create a new Department of Community Safety and…

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HELP
HELP
3 months ago

Just how is this going to work when ACTUAL law enforcement and corrections need to be made? How are simple things like stealing, mugging, speeding going to be dealt with? Don’t get me wrong, I am not a fan of “enforcement” but the bottom line is, that there needs to be “something” there to keep things flowing smoothly. This “Department of Community” idea is fine—while things are under control. What provisions are there for when things (big or small) are NOT under control? This department, that explicitly has no law enforcement background will be clueless and HELPLESS as to what… Read more »

Fredh
Fredh
2 months ago
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With out the Rule Of Law, you have chaos. Back when this Country was form , Americans bought land and other personal property, but they were afraid to leave their property fearing some one would steal property. So towns started to hire a sheriff and local police, to protect their property. Question; What are the people going to do when their daughter is being rape,or your house is broken into, are you going to scream, and no one hear you, and they don’t give a dam.

Mary Miller
Mary Miller
2 months ago

We have not voted for this. We the people! Our taxes are going to end up in pockets that are not worthy of our vote. Hopefully this madness will come to an end now or in November.