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Ilhan Omar calls for Minneapolis Police Department to be disbanded

What happened to Floyd was wrong, but disbanding the police force will only bring more violence and chaos to a city that desperately needs order right now.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) spoke out on Friday to call for the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) to be disbanded in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

She also demanded that the city “reimagine” public safety as riots continue to spread like wildfire over Floyd’s passing.

“The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform,” Omar tweeted. “It’s time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis.”

She then thanked Minneapolis City Council member Steve Fletcher for voicing his support for the disbanding of the city’s police force in an op-ed.

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The city council is preparing to vote today on whether or not to disband the Minneapolis Police Department, something that Councilman Jeremiah Ellison, the son of state Attorney General Keith Ellison, said will definitely happen. 

“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.”

Council member Lisa Bender agreed with him, tweeting, “Yes. We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.”

What happened to Floyd was wrong, but disbanding the police force will only bring more violence and chaos to a city that desperately needs order right now.

Given the amount of disdain that Omar has shown that she has for America in the past, she must be loving what is happening, but the people of Minnesota can’t afford to let her get away with robbing them of the police department that has been going above and beyond to try and keep them safe amidst these violent riots.

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