September 18, 2020

Minneapolis City Council Alarmed Crime Is Rising after They Got Rid of the Police

  • Flyover Country

By: Nate James

In Brief:

After the Minneapolis City Council defunded its police department, crime is up, and they’re seemingly shocked.

The Background:

The New York Post reports:

Minneapolis City Council members, who just two months ago moved to eliminate the police department, sounded the alarm during a Wednesday meeting about a surge in crime seen by their constituents.

Council members pressed Police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the uptick in crimes that included daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing.

“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?’” said Council Member Jamal Osman, noting that constituents’ calls to the Minneapolis Police Department have gone unanswered. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.”

Notable Quotes:

“We need to make sure that our communities know that we are going to be there, that we’re going to be responsive. We’ve taken an oath to do that.”

  • Police Chief Medaria Arradondo 

Nate James writes from Texas.

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