Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales was demoted this week over his role in deploying tear gas and pepper spray to disperse violent protesters following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
“City Police Chief Alfonso Morales came under fire by an oversight board for deploying tear gas and pepper spray on activists who were protesting the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. In a unanimous vote by the Fire and Police Commission, Morales was demoted to captain after serving three and a half years as chief,” reports the Washington Examiner.
Milwaukee police chief demoted after deploying tear gas and pepper spray on protesters https://t.co/ryCNsEZ7Jr
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 7, 2020
“His conduct is unbecoming, filled with ethical lapses and flawed decisions, making it inconsistent with someone who has the privilege of leading the Milwaukee Police Department,” Commissioner Raymond Robakowski said.
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AOC’S PLEA: People Should Be ‘Willing to Sacrifice Everything,’ All ‘Privileges’ to Defund Police
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a passioned plea to “defund” police departments across America Sunday; asking people to “sacrifice everything” and “all their privileges” to promote social justice.
“There are moments in every person’s career, where you have to be willing to say, ‘Am I willing to sacrifice everything that I have, all the privileges that I have, so that the right thing can go through?’ This is one of those moments,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "If you're an elected official… I'm asking you to ask yourself what are you willing to sacrifice to make sure that over-funded police departments are defunded?" pic.twitter.com/P9gSWwlCrr
— The Hill (@thehill) June 7, 2020
“If you’re an elected official, I’m asking you to ask yourself, what are you willing to sacrifice to make sure that overfunded police departments are defunded?’
Watch AOC’s comments above.
BUSTED! Minneapolis Council Members Who Want to ‘Defund Police’ Spending $4K per Day on Private Security
At least three members of the Minneapolis City Council who want to “defund the police” are spending more than $4500 per day on “private security” in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd.
“The City of Minneapolis is spending $4,500 a day for private security for three council members who have received threats following the police killing of George Floyd,” reports Fox Minneapolis. “A city spokesperson said the private security details have cost taxpayers $63,000 over the past three weeks.”
“Councilmember Andrea Jenkins said she has been asking for security since she was sworn in. She said current threats have come in the form of emails, letters, and posts to social media,” adds the website.
“My concern is the large number of white nationalist(s) in our city and other threatening communications I’ve been receiving,” wrote Jenkins in an email.
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