MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (PNN) - September 17, 2020 - In the wake of George Floyd’s murder while in the custody of Minneapolis terrorist pig thug cops, the city council - nearly all Democrats - made the brilliant decision to defund the city’s terrorist pig thug cop department and embark on a “police-free future”.
“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD),” tweeted Council Member Jeremiah Ellison on June 4, pledging to “dramatically rethink” the city’s approach to emergency response.
Now, Minneapolis lawmakers are baffled over the recent crime wave sweeping the city.
“During a two-hour meeting with Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo this week, the Democrat city council, in brazen fashion, demanded to know why city cops are not responding to the violence with enhanced law enforcement measures,” writes journalist Chris Enloe.
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% over the total at this point in 2019.
“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?’” Councilman Jamal Osman said. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. They are nowhere to be seen.”
Anti-police Council President Lisa Bender claims the cops are being defiant, adding, “This is not new.”
Democrat council member Phillipe Cunningham called out his colleagues for their hypocrisy.
“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,” he said.
Arradondo insisted that the Minneapolis PD has taken measures to combat the crime wave, such as adding more officers to patrols, devoting additional resources to investigative duties, and discussing the spike in crime with department leadership.
That said, over 100 officers have left the department this year, over double the typical number.
What did they expect?