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Minneapolis City Council Abolishes Police Force Then Asks “Where are the police?”

From protests to riots to looting, Minneapolis has become the standard model of what a Democrat America will look like. After the killing of George Floyd, the Minneapolis City Council vowed to disband the current police department for a more community-based police force. Now, those same council members are crying for help, wondering just where the police have gone since crime is on the rise.

Comprised mostly of democrats, the city council decided back in June to listen to protesters and anti-police instigators and give in to their outrageous demands of a lawless society. They promised to dismantle the MPD for a community-centered system. The result, according to Minnesota Public Radio,

“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.”

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Instead of demanding law and order, the council members played victim, standing with residents as their city becomes a wasteland. Councilman Jamal Osman told MPR, “Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police? 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.”

If you are confused, Councilman Osman is referring to the same police he vowed to tear apart. Even the Council President Lisa Bender joined in on the victim parade as she simply said, “This is not new.”

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But not all were so easy to forget what the democrats did back in June. Their fellow member, Phillipe Cunningham was stunned to hear their complaints when he recalled their anger towards the police months prior. Cunningham told reporters, “What I am sort of flabbergasted by right now is colleagues, who a very short time ago were calling for abolition, are now suggesting we should be putting more resources and funding into MPD.”

As for Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, he explained to council members and residents that he has taken measures to fight the spike in crime. This included more patrols, more officers on investigations, and public outreach. But Arradondo didn’t mix words when he informed the public that over 100 officers have left in 2020 alone.

With such a large number of the force missing and new recruits limited, Minneapolis might have to rely on their so-called community force to restore order using their deescalating talking cards.

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This piece was written by Jeremy Porter on September 17, 2020. It originally appeared in DrewBerquist.com and is used by permission.

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