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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Minneapolis defunded police. Violent crime rose 55%

Minnesota Public Radio reported, "Just months after leading an effort that would have defunded the police department, Minneapolis City Council members at Tuesday’s work session pushed Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to tell them how the department is responding to the violence."

The paragraph was buried in the story, which was headlined, "With violent crime on the rise in Mpls., City Council asks: Where are the police?"

They are leaving the department. Also, council defunded police by $1 million to pay "violence interrupters" to thwart violent crime. That isn't working.

The vultures are coming home to roost, aren't they? But this is the outcome Democrats want. They want crime and chaos so they can impose more draconian measures on a covid 19-weakened populace.

Still, the rhetoric has changed in three short months.

In June, NPR reported, "The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to eliminate the city's police department, marking the first step toward establishing a new "holistic" approach to public safety.

"The move follows more than a month of national outrage and protests against police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after an officer pressed his knee into his neck for more than eight minutes."

His death came later after he was subdued. Nevertheless, the state is prosecuting the officer who pinned him down.

Bloomberg reported, "As protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis continue across the U.S., policing data from that city show one particularly stark change in behavior: a precipitous drop in the number of traffic stops.

"The department has been making an average of 80% fewer traffic stops each week since May 25, the day of Floyd’s death, according to an analysis by Bloomberg City Lab."

This is unsurprising.

Traffic stops are second only to domestic violence in calls that put the life of an officer in jeopardy. I doubt any other officer will risk his freedom or his pension at this point for a town full of so many ingrates.

Council voted to put a defund police measure on the ballot in June. Miski Noor of Black Visions Collective said, "We are closer than any time in history, and anywhere else in the country, to a safe, thriving city without police."

In September, Minnesota Public Radio reports, "The number of reported violent crimes, like assaults, robberies and homicides are up compared to 2019, according to MPD crime data. More people have been killed in the city in the first nine months of 2020 than were slain in all of last year. Property crimes, like burglaries and auto thefts, are also up. Incidents of arson have increased 55% over the total at this point in 2019."

There's your safe and thriving city without police.

The story said, "Council President Lisa Bender, who was among those leading the call to overhaul the department, suggested that officers were being defiant. Her constituents say officers on the street have admitted that they’re purposely not arresting people who are committing crimes."

Of course.

Why risk your life with people like Bender and the effeminate Mayor Jacob Frey running things? Police officers would be wise to phone it in and apply for jobs in some nice suburban town.

And that is what many of them are doing.

The story said, "Arradondo said around 100 officers have left the department or have taken leave since the beginning of 2020. That’s more than double the usual number of officers who either step down from the department or who are inactive each year."

Minneapolis is the Democrat blueprint for all of America.


  1. Traffic stops are why the ruling class hate the police. How many elected progressives are caught on tape acting like mini-emperors when they're pulled over? Mission accomplished, now DA's, Judges, Congressmen, etc can safely drink and drive with no chance of getting caught.

  2. a covid 19-weakened populace.


    So weakened deaths and hospitalizations are flat.

    1. Morally weakened not sickened LOL.
      After people have some rights taken away, it becomes easier to take more. After people are conditioned to a crappier life, their quality of life can be made more crappy.
      And so on.

  3. I had to really REALLY turn it over to God when I saw this article earlier today. So BADLY wanted to send it to my brother in MPLS with an ultimate snide/bust comment, like “Your city is governed by 13 year olds.” He was for defunding. Now? I don’t know and frankly don’t give a fook. You break it, dipshite, you bought it.

  4. What’s sadder - the vapid bitches who are first to call the police for EVERYTHING bothering them in life yet support defunding the police OR the corrupt police unions validating these bitches by showing up for work anyway and validating their stupidity. A cop who won’t stand up for himself isn’t going to do shit for anyone else. Instead of focusing on speeders on the highway like hooker/pirates working for daddy pimp mayor/governor, they could stand up and call these government whores for what they are and see what they can do without mindless police drones abusing citizens in their name

  5. It's what the people of Minneapolis and Minnesota want. They've voted for it, they've begged for it with their leftard habits. Why should I be upset if they're getting what they voted for?

    The only thing that I would like is to stop all the blue state parasites from leaving their woke, SJW, socialist, utopias.

  6. “Minneapolis defunded police. Violent crime rose 55%”

    Only 55%?

    1. It's only 55% because a lot of the crime is going unreported. In effect the City governments are decriminalizing crime.

    2. Only 55% because the first six months the police were funded and not vilified. Would be interesting to compare July, August, September statistics YoY.

  7. Even The Babylon Bee couldn’t make this up. Yes, truth is stranger than fiction.

  8. I’m glad she acknowledged the monstrous premise of this otherwise good comedy. A couple breaks up, so they decide to divide up their infant twins — so each girl will never see the other parent, her sister, or any of her other relatives again? Or even know she has a sister? Just as in the original version of this movie, the real villains are clearly both parents…….. Read More

  9. I'm just astonished at this turn of events.
    My horns are well and truly swoggled.

  10. Do we call it a peaceful protest when the police stop enforcing the law?