In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and the outbreak of violent riots, the radical left-wing city council of Minneapolis voted to abolish the police. That sparked a movement across the country as numerous Democrat-led city governments slashed funding from their own police departments. Now, as the city suffers from a surge in violent crime, the same city council has the gall to complain about the police.
I’m sure you were one of millions of sane Americans who was shocked to learn Democrats across America were calling for the defunding or abolishing of police. Just as radical anarchists were burning and looting their way through major cities, Democrat mayors and city councils slashed funds from the cops.
It was lunacy of the highest order. And, even as some Democrats have tried to downplay what they did in the Summer, many on the left still want to outright abolish police forces.
How many lives have been ruined thanks to this insane policy? Major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, and even Austin have reduced funding for cops—just as crime is on the rise.
Minneapolis was obviously the worst. The Midwestern city is run by radical leftists, who voted to replace the city’s police department with social workers. Big surprise, the city has seen a dramatic spike in violent crime.
Now, if you can believe it, the city council is mad that cops aren’t around to help.
The Democrat-controlled Minneapolis City Council is reportedly panicking as violent crime is surging throughout the city after they called for defunding the police department following the death of George Floyd in late May.
During a two-hour Minneapolis City Council meeting on police reform, “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…”
“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said city council member Jamal Osman…
“That is the only public safety option they have at the moment: MPD,” Osman said. “They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.”
City Council President Lisa Bender, who led the charge in the initial calls to defund the police department, complained that she thought the officers were being defiant. [Source: Daily Wire]
Can you imagine the gall of these leftist city council members? They branded their own police as racist killers, promising to abolish them after Floyd’s death. Now, they are angry at the cops for not being around to stop crime, claiming the police were “being defiant.”
In all of this, the council refuses to admit their policies have created the problem. Not once have they apologized for vilifying the police or trying to abolish them.
The number of reported crimes in Minneapolis is up compared to last year. More people have been killed in the first nine months of 2020 than all of 2019. Property crimes, including burglaries and auto thefts have surged, as well as arson—which has increased by 55 percent since 2019.
Gee, I wonder if anyone could have told them this would happen if they attacked their police? Oh right, we all did. Every conservative in America told Democrats that defunding cops was a terrible, evil idea.
But even now, as Minneapolis suffers for this decision, they still don’t see it.
These leftists don’t mind complaining that cops aren’t around to help, but they still won’t admit it’s their fault.
Many cops resigned after the city voted to abolish the department. Those left have reduced funding and resources to do their job. Not only that, but when you announce you hate the cops and are working to eliminate them, it emboldens crimes like nothing else.
Maybe voters in Minneapolis will wake up and vote these clowns out of office. Until then, they get to enjoy all this crime.