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Minneapolis Facing Higher Crime, Police Exodus Six Months After George Floyd’s Death

Minneapolis Facing Higher Crime, Police Exodus Six Months After George Floyd’s Death

You reap what you sow.

George Floyd died almost six months ago in Minneapolis, MN. The city council voted to dismantle the police department, social justice warriors demanded reforms, and rioters destroyed property across the city.

Not much has changed in six months.

The police department still exists, but the city council slashed its budget by $14 million.

Without the resources and the lack of respect, police officers have left Minneapolis in droves. The force had 888 members. More than a hundred officers have left since May:

Police Chief Medaria Arradondo said earlier this month that more than a hundred officers have departed the 888-member force — more than twice the average attrition rate.

Some have opted for early retirement, while others have lodged disability claims, citing PTSD triggered by the riots and continuing fallout over Floyd’s death under the knee of an officer. Cops leaving the department have expressed concerns about the safety of themselves and their families.

Faced with a diminished force, Arradondo has had to scrap several initiatives and divisions.

“Everyone is stretched a little more than thin — community outreach and other specialty programs have had to go,” one officer said. “And we can’t do the investigations we used to.”

Lt. Bob Kroll, who heads the city’s police union, has said officers must endure a new tier of danger and “intense scrutiny” since Floyd’s death, making recruitment difficult.

So the city council cut the police budget by $14 million, but just “approved spending about $500,000 to hire officers from neighboring law enforcement agencies through the end of the year.”

Are you shocked? I’m not shocked. I bet the officers from neighboring agencies will say tell Minneapolis no thank you.

Who would have thunk that slashing police resources and demonizing police officers would lead them to leave the force and others think twice about joining the department?!

Minneapolis faces slow response times “and violent crimes, including shootings, carjackings, and robberies, have spiked.” Minneapolis sounds like Chicago:

According to police data, more than 500 people have been shot in Minneapolis this year – twice as many as 2019, while murders are up more than 50%.

So far this year, there have been nearly 5,000 violent crimes, the most in the past five years, the records show.

In September, observers watched in horror as six people viciously beat a man while allegedly trying to steal his cellphone outside a Target store.

Late last month, a 9-year-old boy was shot outside his St. Cloud apartment complex. Last week, a woman was pistol-whipped during a home invasion in the south part of the city.

In August, eight residents from north Minneapolis filed a class-action lawsuit against the city, claiming that the dwindling number of officers was a violation of the city charter.

Has the violence stopped the social justice warriors? Of course not! They still want to go on with emotions and feels. They see this as an opportunity “to bring about real change.”

These “grassroots groups” have taken to the streets to patrol “with compassion and care in mind.”

Members of one group, The Powderhorn Safety Collective, envision “a new form of community response that calls upon the resources of the neighborhood rather than the police.”

“We are neighbors providing support to the community with compassion and care in mind,” the group says in its mission statement. “As a collective, we commit to the practices of nonviolence and de-escalation with the end goal of strengthening the social fabric of the neighborhood.”

The people causing crime and mayhem do need compassion and understanding, but they need to face consequences for their actions. Those who are in the way of the criminals deserve justice. This isn’t hard.


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Cause, meet effect.

The most amusing part is the democrats/commies are shocked

JusticeDelivered | November 24, 2020 at 8:26 am

Minneapolis is another dead city, 20-30 years it will look like Detroit. We need to stop feeding & funding terminal cities.

I urge everyone to read corrupt, dim-witted, self-enriching, mendacious, avaricious, dotard-marionette, “Big Guy” Biden’s plans, on his campaign website.

A parade of horrors for the country — trillions of dollars of profligate, race-based spending on everything under the Sun; plenty of heavy-handed, federal government intervention to achieve an alleged racial Utopia (that will be anything but); a slew of race-based preferences and compensation for contrived racial grievance and alleged victimhood; feckless dhimmitude and capitulation on foreign policy; etc., etc. Read it, because it’s important to understand the full scope of destructiveness and corrosion that is heading our way.

Debating with Bozo politicians and rabid anarchists reminds me of this quote: “Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pidgeon. It’ll just knock over all the pieces, crap on the board, and strut about like it’s won anyway.” – Anonymous

The mess in Minneapolis is by design courtesy of the Marxists and Democrat Party. Mao showed how you destroy a culture/civilization so you can rebuilt it into a dystopian nightmare.

Did Minneapolis vote for this? Based on what I am learning about the long term voting fraud of the Democrats, I am no longer so sure the citizens really wanted this.

Commie Harris has this planned for the entire country if we let her.

    I have similar feelings. For decades I believed that citizens of major cities had a death wish since they kept voting for politicians and policies that were destroying their city and killing their citizens.

    But the massive voting fraud we saw this month – which exceeded even my own pessimistic assumptions – I have to wonder if there has been more resistance to the Communists in major cities than I have been led to believe.

    Still – it is disturbing that at least SOME of the citizens of those cities knowingly voted for more murder and mayhem.

Lucifer Morningstar | November 24, 2020 at 8:45 am

Meh . . . can’t really say I care what happens in Minneapolis. As long as this lunacy doesn’t spread to my community then they can have it.

Voting fraud aside – and this past election proved it has reached massive Third World levels in the US – it is disturbing to realize that tens of millions of people voted FOR more terrorism, riots, looting, burning, raping, murdering, blacklists, censorship, antisemitism, and in-your-face racism.

The Germans who voted for the National Socialists in the 1930s could at least claim they didn’t know how bad it would get under Schicklgruber‘s regime, since the Holocaust and WWII lay in the future. Harris/Biden voters don’t have that excuse. They know what the Communists stood for, they could see the death and destruction with their own eyes – and they approved.

It wasn’t the cops’ fault in the first place. Video hysteria took over.

    rhhardin in reply to rhhardin. | November 24, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Rush got a caller on the first day saying, wait a minute, that doesn’t look bad to me, and Rush dismissed him as a kook. Hysteria goes anywhere.

smalltownoklahoman | November 24, 2020 at 9:07 am

Chicago like crime in a city that just a couple years ago didn’t have numbers anywhere close to that. Yes criticize the police when they honestly mess up and do wrong but don’t just demonize the profession itself or whole departments. If you do that, turn the local populace against them this is what you get and it quickly turns areas into nightmare zones.

Don’t be surprised when Biden/Harris take over (likely at this point) that they not only send in the guard but also authorize them to use deadly force. Because they are tyrants and that’s what tyrants do. They don’t really care about the lives of the citizenry, especially when said lives are just being a headache for them.

When the cat’s defunded, you get mice by the hundred.

Never forget that Floyd died from a drug overdose and the police didn’t do anything wrong. The progressive fascists lied again in order to gain political power.

    drednicolson in reply to ConradCA. | November 24, 2020 at 10:43 am

    When someone’s doped up to the eyeballs like that, little to no pain is felt, and the artificially boosted adrenaline levels intensify strength and endurance. Tasers and even smaller caliber gunshots can be shrugged off.

    The four officers were effectively wrestling with Superman (if Supes was a methhead and career petty criminal).

Recall from the Gulag Archipelago the concept of ‘socially friendly’ and ‘socially enemy’ criminals. The former were the ordinary hoods and gangs in Russia; they were considered friendly to socialism as they were the ‘victims’ of capitalism. When they committed crimes they went to prison but were generally treated well, and had frequent commutations and amnesties. Whereupon the militia (the police in the Soviet Union) would round them all up again, because (of course) they’d go out and commit more crimes.

Whereas, the social enemies were the politicals, defined as anyone swept up by the NKVD on any charge. They were the enemies of socialism and were either killed or sent to the gulags under truly miserable conditions.

Under the coming Harris/Warren administration, all the good folks at LI will be social enemies, and the gangs in Minneapolis and our other big cities will be social friends. Each will be treated accordingly.

The National Establishment created this situation and allowed it to continue. There was a totally unwarranted knee-jerk reaction to the Floyd video. It was, essentially, taken out of context. Then it was hyped by the media, ALL of the media, which still has not reported that Floyd dies of a multi drug overdose while being taken into police custody for commission of a criminal offense. The only place were there is any mention of the fact that Floyd died of self inflicted drug overdose is a few posts on out of the way blogs and a couple of police related sights. Even worse, the nation allowed the Minneapolis authorities to charge LEOs with killing Floyd, where the main piece of evidence, the autopsy, is completely exculpatory. The nation sacrificed innocent men to appease a mob. Well, LEOs are dedicated, but they are not stupid. When they are exempted from the rule of law, and subject to the whims of the political class, then they are going to leave.

We are witnessing aa descent into tribalism, where each tribe makes up its own rules and laws and enforces them extra judicially. And, it is spreading. Which tribe are you going to join?

You deserve everything you voted for.

Because ad hoc posses are so much better than a professional police force.

    henrybowman in reply to Ann in L.A.. | November 24, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    In reality, “professional” police forces taking marching orders from corrupt mayors are the only thing standing between violent commie agitators and patriots itching to take out the trash.

Time for the Vigilantes.
Hang em’ High.

Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.