The Minneapolis City Council is reportedly “alarmed” by a growing crime wave sweeping the city just months after the far-left politicians “defunded” the police department following the death of George Floyd over Memorial Day Weekend.
“Council members pressed Police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the uptick in crimes that included daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing,” reports the New York Post.
“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?’” said Council Member Jamal Osman.
“In July, the council took several steps toward dismantling the city’s police department, including approving an amendment to remove $1 million from the police department and reallocate it toward the health department to hire ‘violence interrupters’ who are intended to defuse potentially violent situations,” adds the Post.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 17, 2020
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CITIES SPIRAL: Seattle Councilmember Wonders Why ‘Looting Bothers People’ When ‘People Die Everyday’
Far-left Seattle Councilmember Tammy Morales stunned her own constituents this week after violent protests rocked her city; saying she can’t figure out “why looting bothers people” when “people die everyday.”
“It does make me wonder and ask the question why looting bothers people so much more than knowing that across the country, black men and women are dying every day, and far too often at the hands of those who are sworn to protect and serve,” said Morales.
This is dangerous.
Socialist Seattle Councilmember Tammy Morales defending the weekend violence, telling her comrades on the Council:
"I don't want to hear is for our constituents to be told to be civil, not to be reactionary, to be told looting doesn't solve anything." pic.twitter.com/NVUBfYVrwS
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) June 2, 2020
I want to acknowledge that much of the violence and destruction, both here in Seattle and across the country, has been instigated and perpetuated by white men.
— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) May 31, 2020
“I want to acknowledge that much of the violence and destruction, both here in Seattle and across the country, has been instigated and perpetuated by white men,” added the Mayor.
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COP-FREE NYC: First Lady of NYC Says Police-Free New York ‘Would Be Like a Nirvana, a Utopia’
Chirlane McCray -the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady of New York City- weighed-in Wednesday on the nationwide movement to defund police departments; describing a cop-free NYC as a “nirvana” and “utopia.”
“That would be like a nirvana, a utopia that we are nowhere close to getting to,” McCray said during a TIME100 Talks discussion.
“They can do things that would not be possible in a large city like New York,” McCray added, referring to the dismantling Minneapolis Police Department.
“You’re going to have police in New York City because it is needed for safety,” the mayor said, “but that doesn’t mean you can’t change policing.”
De Blasio’s daughter was arrested last week in Manhattan during anti-police demonstrations in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death.
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