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Minneapolis City Council Complains Of High Crime After Trying To Defund Police For Months


Minneapolis City Council members complained of rising crime rates in the city and asked the city’s police chief what he is doing about it during a Tuesday meeting on police reform, months after the council proposed dismantling the police department.

Council members told police chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents have reported seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults and shootings, according to an MPR News report.

“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said newly elected council member Jamal Osman who has been swamped by resident complaints that calls for police are going unanswered.

via National Review

It’s an ironic moment, for sure. I’m not sure what the council members were expecting when they wanted to get rid of the police departments and replace them with “Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention which would provide a ‘holistic, public health-oriented approach,’ and a Division of Law Enforcement Services.”

As crime continues to rise, it’s up to the citizens to demand that the police stay. Will it happen? Stay tuned.

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