Breaking: Officials Vote to Defund Minneapolis Police, Fire them All

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MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council announced their support for de-funding the Minneapolis Police Department and replacing it with a community-based public safety model at a rally in Powderhorn Park Sunday afternoon.

At the end of the rally, the council members and some community activisits committed to ending the Minneapolis Police Department through the budget process. The group also announced its intention to engage every willing community member to ask what safety means to them and ceate a “new transformative model for cultivating safety.”

Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender, Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins, and Council Members Alondra Cano, Jeremiah Ellison, Steve Fletcher, Cam Gordon and Jeremy Schroeder joined activists from Black Visions Collective and Reclaim the Block for the announcement.

With the support of the nine councilmembers, they have created a veto-proof supermajority in support of disbanding the police department.

“It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe,” said Bender. “Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period.”

Bender went on to say she and the eight other councilmembers that joined the rally are committed to ending the city’s relationship with the police force and “to end policing as we know it and recreate systems that actually keep us safe.”

Councilmember Ellison said frankly, “This council is going to dismantle this police department.”

Similarly, Councilmember Cano said the council would “abolish the Minneapolis Police system as we know it.”

https://www.fox9.com/news/veto-proof-majority-of-minneapolis-city-council-announces-support-for-dismantling-mpd

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Our Constitution says the Sheriff is law enforcement in each county. They’re elected, unlike police. The police are basically standing armies, which our forefathers detested.

  2. Revolutionary indeed! That would do wonders to eliminate or at least drastically reduce the Masonic influence in organized police forces which is enormous. Even the blind can see that US cops have become chronic PTSD steroid freaks for nearly a quarter century affected with high doses of displaced aggression! This would be a great example of anarchical or gilanic societies that are not based on hierarchical power structures.

  3. The idea of disbanding the police force in not new. It happened a few years ago in Camden, New Jersey…

    “Residents of Camden, located near Philadelphia, say it’s been successful. Murders are down by two-thirds since the year before the police reform, and overall violent crime is down nearly half.”

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/police-reform-ideas-united-states-george-floyd-1.5601990

    Whatever Minneapolis choses to do, they have to stop the practice of police officers being trained by Israel. The “urban warrior” model used by the IDF against Palestinians will not work in the USA.

  4. The most radical idea was making 50 million laws and hiring forces working outside the constitutional electorate to enforce them for profit and directional development that favored the monetary interests who promoted the elections of Oligarchy.
    If anyone thinks defunding these operations is radical, I would remind them that the noonday sun is a radical idea to a mole. The replacement question comes up, and I would say, the modern militarized police were the dumb replacement for community policing that worked for tens of thousands of years before the Colonization movement of Crowns and Popes. The savages are wearing robes and riot gear.

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