“the police have chosen to not fulfill their oath of office and to provide the public safety they are owed to the citizens they serve”
Rep. Ilhan Omar and other leftists spent months pushing the idea of defunding the police. Now crime in Minneapolis is completely out of control and who does Ilhan Omar blame? The police.
In addition to having their budgets cut in various cities, police have been demeaned and demoralized. It’s hardly fair to blame them for any of this.
This is like an arsonist blaming the fire department when a house burns down.
Michael Lee reports at FOX News:
Ilhan Omar blames ‘dysfunctional’ police for Minneapolis violent crime spike
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., blamed police for the recent rise in crime in Minneapolis, accusing the city’s officers of not fulfilling their oath of office.
“What we must also recognize is that the reduction in policing currently in our city and the lawlessness that is happening is due to two things,” Omar said during a town hall event Saturday in Minneapolis.
One of them, she said, is that “the police have chosen to not fulfill their oath of office and to provide the public safety they are owed to the citizens they serve.”
The lawmaker’s comments come as violent crime has surged in Minnesota over the last year, rising 17% in total while setting records for murders.
Omar’s approach to crime includes backing a Nov. 2 ballot measure to replace the entire Minneapolis police department with a “Department of Public Safety.” The measure would remove the requirement that the city have a minimum number of officers based on the city’s population.
See the video below:
Ilhan Omar accuses police of not fulfilling their oath of office and blames them for the rise in violent crime in Minneapolis. pic.twitter.com/3LhuOuXEff
— Mike Berg (@MikeKBerg) October 25, 2021
Minneapolis has seen a rise in various crimes, particularly carjackings. See the recent report from WTTW below. Emphasis is mine:
According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, carjackings countywide are showing a 44% increase this year compared to the previous year.
A task force, including the Chicago Police Department, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, the Illinois State Police and federal agencies are working together to stop the surge by sharing carjacking-related data. The goal is to track trends across the county that will help law enforcement stop carjackers. The taskforce will also use helicopters to eliminate dangerous car chases.
“[Carjackings] are horrible,” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said. “It’s happening all around the country—whether you are talking about Minneapolis, [their carjackings] have gone up to 500% and New York has gone up 80%. It’s difficult for all the departments, but the notion was that first thing we really need to do is to get the data and analyze who is doing the [carjacking], where [carjackings] are occurring more often and then develop strategies”
Omar has a lot of nerve to even discuss this topic.
Omar demonizing police isn't anything new, but takes real chutzpah to complain about a lack of police after openly backing defunding the police and replacing them with a public safety department. https://t.co/Dkd73aRmHF
— AG (@AGHamilton29) October 25, 2021
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