A Minneapolis manufacturing business owner told the Star Tribune Tuesday he plans on leaving the city after rioters burned his building and the local Council unveiled new proposals to “dismantle the police department.”
“A Minneapolis manufacturing company has decided to leave the city, with the company’s owner saying he can’t trust public officials who allowed his plant to burn during the recent riots. The move will cost the city about 50 jobs,” reports the newspaper.
“They don’t care about my business,” said Kris Wyrobek, president and owner of 7-Sigma Inc., which has operated since 1987 at 2843 26th Av. in south Minneapolis. “They didn’t protect our people. We were all on our own.”
“The fire engine was just sitting there,” Wyrobek said, “but they wouldn’t do anything.”
“This was a Guard-sized crisis and demanded a Guard-sized response,” deflected Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. “And once we had the full presence of the National Guard — which by the way hasn’t been deployed since World War II — there was a significantly different result.”
Read the full report at the Star Tribune.
CRAZYTOWN: MPLS Council Pres Says Goal is a ‘Police-Free Future’ Where Nobody Commits Any Crime
The President of the Minneapolis City Council doubled-down on her calls for a utopian, “police-free future” where “good men and women are willing to step up and keep people safe.”
“When you say you see someday being police-free that sounds aspirational, a utopian concept where nobody’s committing any crime, because as long as these communities are being preyed upon, both from within and without, there’s gonna have to be good men and women willing to step up to keep people safe,” said CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender told CNN’s Chris Cuomo tonight that a "police free future" is "the goal."pic.twitter.com/94WSE8Xowp
— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) June 9, 2020
“I think the idea of having a police-free future is very aspirational, and I am willing to stand with community members who are asking us to think of that as the goal.”
Watch Lisa Bender’s comments above.
FANTASYLAND: Minneapolis Council President Says She ‘Imagines a Future Without Police’
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender stunned citizens across the country Monday morning; telling CNN she “imagines a future without police” after vowing to dismantle her own city’s law enforcement agency.
“Yeah, and you know a lot of us were asked if can you imagine a future without police back in 2017 when we were running for office,” Bender told CNN’s Camerota. “And I answered ‘yes’ to that question. To me that future is a long way away and it would take an enormous amount of investment in things that we know work to keep people safe.”
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 8, 2020
“What if in the middle of the night my home is broken into. Who do I call?” asked CNN’s Alisyn Camerota.
“Yes, I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors. And I know — and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege,” said Lisa Bender.
CAMEROTA: "What if in the middle of the night my home is broken into. Who do I call?"
BENDER: "Yes, I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors. And I know — and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege." pic.twitter.com/WhubQ9yJIf
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) June 8, 2020
Watch Bender’s bizarre comments above.