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GOOD LUCK: Minneapolis Council to Vote on ‘Replacing’ Police With ‘Community Safety Initiative’

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.23.21

Politicians in Minneapolis will soon vote on whether the city should replace its police department with a “Community-Focused Safety Initiative” as the community struggles with rising crime and a summer plagued by gun violence.

“The Minneapolis Policy and Government Oversight Committee, which is comprised of all 13 Minneapolis City Council members, approved the measure proposed by the advocacy group Yes 4 Minneapolis Committee in an 11-2 vote that will now be passed along to the general council for a vote, according to Fox 9 Minneapolis,” reports Fox News.

 

“Today’s vote confirms what we’ve known all along: The people of Minneapolis are excited and ready to participate in their democracy to keep themselves and one another safe,” the Yes 4 Minneapolis Committee wrote in a Wednesday tweet, “and that a handful of unelected people continue attempts to derail these efforts.”

Far-left politicians in Minneapolis have been calling for the Council to “defund the department” in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death over Memorial Day Weekend last year.

The event sparked nationwide demonstrations against police in all 50 states.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey publicly admitted in May that Democratic politicians’ calls to ‘Defund the Police’ has led to a spike in crime in his city.

“The violence needs to stop. People deserve to feel safe in their neighborhood. We should be holding those perpetrators accountable,” said Mayor Jacob Frey.

“It’s going to take a comprehensive effort. Yes, it includes police. I’m working with the chief and calling on the council members to work with them as well,” he added. “When you make overarching statements like ‘Defund the Police,’ there’s an impact to that.”

Shootings in Minneapolis are up double-digits compared to the same period last year.

Read the full report at Fox News.

AMERICA WAITS: Minneapolis on Edge as City Waits for Verdict in Trial of Derek Chauvin

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.20.21

Closing arguments are now underway in the Minneapolis trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd.

“Floyd’s death, and the shocking video of the events leading up to it, caused national and global outrage. Now there are fears of unrest if Chauvin is acquitted — an outcome that Black Americans, in particular, would see as evidence of a system egregiously biased against them,” reports The Hill.

 

 

“The Chauvin verdict is set to play out against the backdrop of the deaths of 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minn., just 11 miles from the site of Floyd’s death; and of Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old, in Chicago,” adds the outlet.

 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

BREAKING NOW: Fired Minneapolis Police Officer Arrested for Death of George Floyd

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.29.20

Former Minneapolis Police Office Derek Chauvin has been arrested and taken into custody for his role in the death of George Floyd.

From CBS News Minnesota:

Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest that sparked protests, rioting and outcry across the city and nation.

On Friday, John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, announced that Chauvin has been taken into custody in connection with the May 25 death.

Chauvin is the former officer in the video seen around the world with his knee on Floyd’s neck. He’d been with Minneapolis police for 19 years.

It was not immediately clear what the expected charges Chauvin could face are.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Read the full report here.

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