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Minneapolis City Council Presses Police Chief for Response to Crime Wave

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by InTheLight, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    You can't make this up, folks.

    Three months ago the call was, "Get rid of the police!" "Defund the police!" And now?

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    Three months after their majority pledged to end the city’s police department, the Minneapolis City Council pressed chief Medaria Arradondo for a plan to address crime in their wards in their most forceful questioning of him yet.

    Council Member Phillipe Cunningham pointed out that some of his colleagues appeared to be contradicting earlier statements in favor of ending the department.

    “What I am sort of flabbergasted by is … colleagues who a very short time ago who were calling for abolition, who are now suggesting that we should be putting more funding and resources into MPD,” said Cunningham, whose ward includes North Side neighborhoods that have been among the hardest hit by the recent violence. “We know that this is not producing different outcomes.”

    According to police crime statistics through Sept. 9, serious crimes such as robbery, assault and burglary are above their five-year averages, with the exception of rapes and larcenies. The city’s 59 homicides have nearly doubled their year-to-date average since 2015, the statistics show.

    Minneapolis City Council members press police chief for response to rising crime
     
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  2. Reynolds

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    Leftist nut jobs.
     
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    Just as expected.
     
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  4. Roy

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    I can only speculate as to what caused them to waver. Maybe loss of tax revenue due to lost business and lost tourism. Could be that they sense a comming political backlash resulting from their support of lawlessness which would cost them their precious political careers and give them a diminished feeling of self worth. After all, life is all about them becoming superstar political celebs, not public servants.
     
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    Welcome to Clown World.
     
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    I feel for you, brother. The chief mentioned that police are often reactionary rather than preventative. Well, the council seems far more reactionary and a lot less preventative. They've created a nigh impossible situation by allowing mob rule. They seem to lack both foresight and hindsight. While I can't make this stuff up, I would be surprised if these folk are finished flip-floppihg. Clown world indeed.
     
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    Truth is often stranger than fiction.
     
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