Congresswoman Ilhan Omar doubled-down on her commitment to completely dismantling the Minneapolis Police Department over the weekend; saying the agency is “rotten to the root”
“Not only do we need to disinvest, but we need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” said Omar. “The Minneapolis Police Department is rotten to the root. When we dismantle it, we get rid of that and we allow for something beautiful to arise!”
When this whole thing fails, take note that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar also supports the dismantling of the Minneapolis Police Department. pic.twitter.com/cW3O745oq5
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 8, 2020
Lawmakers in Minneapolis pledged over the weekend to “dismantle the police department” following the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day.
“Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council announced their support for de-funding the Minneapolis Police Department and replacing it with a community-based public safety model at a rally in Powderhorn Park Sunday afternoon,” reports Fox Minneapolis.
“At the end of the rally, the councilmembers and some community activists committed to ending the Minneapolis Police Department through the budget process. The group also announced its intention to engage every willing community member to ask what safety means to them,” adds the website.
“It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe,” said one member. “Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period.”
Watch Omar’s comments above.
MINNEAPOLIS UPDATE: President Trump Says Military Available to Stop Looting, Restore Peace
President Trump offered to send in the National Guard and US Military Friday to restore calm after three days of rioting rocked Minneapolis, Minnesota following the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020
— Paul Blume (@PaulBlume_FOX9) May 29, 2020
“I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right….. These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” posted the President on Twitter.
Read the full report at Fox News.
BREAKING NOW: Minneapolis Officer’s Murder Charge UPGRADED, 3 Others Charged in Killing of George Floyd
Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s charge will be upgraded to 2nd Degree Murder Wednesday, according to Fox News and other sources, adding the other 3 officers who were present during George Floyd’s death will also be charged.
“Chauvin will now be charged with second-degree murder, The Star Tribune first reported. The other three officers involved — Thomas Lane, J.A. Kueng and Tou Thao – will be charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder,” reports Fox News.
BREAKING: Attorney General Keith Ellison to elevate charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder; three other officers to be charged with aiding and abetting murder, sources say. https://t.co/NTBkdBH4Oo
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) June 3, 2020
“We expect all of the police officers to be arrested before we have the memorial here in Minneapolis tomorrow. Because we cannot have two justice systems in America – one for black America, one for white America. We must have equal justice for the United States of America,” said the attorney for the Floyd family.
Read the full report at Fox News.