In a move that clearly illustrates just how insane some leftists have become, members of the Minneapolis City Council are vowing to dismantle the local police department and replace it with “with a broader, more holistic public safety department geared toward violence prevention and community services. Social workers or medics could respond to situations once handled by police.”
Via Fox News:
Council President Lisa Bender joined several other members in promises to drastically change how public safety is upheld in the city.
“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety,” Bender tweeted.
Bender Joined colleagues like Jeremiah Ellison, who said reforms to the department are not enough.
“And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue [the department] back together,” tweeted Jeremiah Ellison. “We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response.”
At least two other members of the 13-person body have also endorsed drastic changes to policing in the city after Floyd died when Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck during an arrest on Memorial Day. Chauvin and the three other officers assisting in the arrest have been fired and charged with felonies.
This has to be one of the dumbest ideas I have heard of in a long time, and that says a lot.
So social workers are going to respond to domestic violence calls, or robberies or assaults?
This sure sounds like a plan to dramatically increase crime, pander to criminals and get social workers killed.
Lets hope the rest of the Minneapolis City Council is not as dumb or ignorant as the Council President and this idea goes away permanently.
Here’s the truth about police shootings of blacks that the media is hiding but that the Minneapolis City Council needs to see today, via Larry Elder at PJ Media:
There is no “epidemic” of racist cops killing black suspects. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, police killings of blacks declined almost 80% from the late ’60s through the 2010s, while police killings of whites have flatlined.
Meanwhile, in 2017, according to the CDC’s National Vital Statistics Reports, non-Hispanic blacks were eight times more likely to be a victim of homicide (homicide death rate: 23.2 per 100,000) than non-Hispanic whites (homicide death rate: 2.9 per 100,000).
The No. 1 cause of preventable death for young white men is accidents, like car accidents and drownings. The No. 1 reason for death, preventable or otherwise, for young black men, is homicide, almost always at the hands of another young black man.
In 2018, there were approximately 7,400 black homicide victims, more than half of the nation’s total number of homicides, out of a black population of 13%. Of that number, the police killed a little over 200 blacks, and nearly all of them had a weapon or violently resisted arrest.
So basically all of the anti-police sentiment we see in Minneapolis and around the country from the left is all based on a lie.
But that is how the Democrat party and their media allies roll these days. They lie through their teeth and no one fact checks them, so they get away with it, day after day.
When will people finally wake up and see the truth?