At the start of the Summer’s anti-police movement, Minneapolis’s left-wing council was the first to call to defund police. They went farther than most liberal cities, calling for a total disbanding of the force. While they have not totally eliminated the police, their policies have radically changed the city—for the worse. Now, a group of residents are demanding answers from the city and sending them a lawsuit.
Cries to defund the police might have died down, but the left is just as determined to do it. They realized the sentiment wasn’t winning them any supporters (as polls reveal the vast majority of Americans do not support the movement). So, Democrats calmed down the rhetoric. But don’t be fooled. The radical leftists that want cops gone are still out there. Many of them run major cities (and want to be president).
Already large cities across the country have slashed police funding. Cops are retiring in droves or are simply being let go. Police departments lack the very funding and training necessary to prevent tragic deaths like that of George Floyd, the man who started this movement. This all has resulted in surges in crime across the country, yet Democrats keep ignoring it.
Minneapolis already suffered from some of the worse crime statistics in the country. But with their radical city council, things only got worse. Residents have no one to turn to, as criminals ravage their communities. Now, a group of desperate residents is trying to fight back.
A group of Minneapolis, Minnesota, residents are suing the city claiming that the City Council’s focus on “reimagining” the city’s police department has left the police department understaffed and residents fearing for their lives…
“group of residents have had enough of the crime and violence in the city of Minneapolis, arguing in a lawsuit that there aren’t enough police patrolling the streets right now.”
“The lawsuit claims the city is falling short on MPD staffing levels required in its own city charter,” the outlet continued…
“We are here because of people’s safety,” Cathy Spann, one of the plaintiffs, said in a press conference. “We want law and order. We want reform. But we are in this city to say, enough is enough.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Soon after Minneapolis’s city council sought to defund their police, crime surged. Once safe, prosperous neighborhoods became the targets of criminals. People quickly started to complain, sparking outrage from the very same council that defunded the cops. They were suddenly so upset about the crime.
Hey idiots! You’re the reason there is surging crime in the city!
Democrats really thought they knocked one out of the park with this “defund the police” idea. I guess they didn’t realize that 81% of Americans don’t want fewer cops. On top of that, 83% of black Americans want the same number or more police patrolling their cities.
Even in left-wing Minneapolis, the residents have had enough. You can only virtue signal so much, until you want to go back to normal. And normal for most people is: not being overrun with crime and violence.
Democrats are trying their best to pretend the defund the police movement never happened. But Americans don’t forget. Major cities are still reeling from endless violence and rioting. Entire communities have been destroyed and ruined. And in most of these cities, there aren’t enough cops to keep everyone safe.
The only real solution is to get rid of every last leader who thought defunding cops was a good idea. November 3rd can’t come fast enough.