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Councilors: 'We're going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department'
Bring me the news ^ | 4th June 2020 | Adam Uren

Posted on 06/04/2020 6:32:26 PM PDT by Ennis85

Members of Minneapolis City Council are adding fuel to growing calls for the disbanding of the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of George Floyd's killing.

There have been rumblings in recent days of looking for alternative approaches to law enforcement and crime prevention in Minneapolis, as trust in the police department continues to plummet after the 46-year-old's death.

Chief among those calling for change is Northside council member Jeremiah Ellison, who on Thursday tweeted "we are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department."

"And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together," he added. "We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response. It’s really past due."

Ellison, the 5th Ward council member who is the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and Minneapolis Public Schools Board Chair Kim Ellison, is not alone in expressing a desire to bring an end to MPD in its current form.

Council president Lisa Bender backed Ellison's call, tweeting: "Yes. We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety."

Earlier on Thursday, she noted how she has "long supported moving money from MPD to community strategies."

Furthermore, she says as the council moves towards transforming law enforcement in the city, she called on the city's white community to stand up.

"If you are a comfortable white person asking to dismantle the police I invite you to reflect: are you willing to stick with it? Will you be calling in three months to ask about garage break-ins? Are you willing to dismantle white supremacy in all systems, including a new system?

"I mean this quite sincerely & seriously: just look at recent conversations about City-funded neighborhood organizations to understand how explicitly we would have to work to establish alternative systems that do not replicate the same problems. White ppl need to show up for this."

The council has proved to be a check on Mayor Jacob Frey's efforts to increase policing in recent years, and the killing of Floyd has seen them become more and more vocal about calls for change.

Ward 3 member Steve Fletcher earlier this week accused MPD of reducing response times to his ward because he had voted for budget cuts for the department.

He said the continued presence of Minneapolis Police Federation President Bob Kroll shows that MPD is "irredeemably beyond reform."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: anarchotyranny; anticop; bluelivesmatter; georgefloyd; keithellison; minneapolis; minnesota; mplscitycouncil; mplspolice; police; racism
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1 posted on 06/04/2020 6:32:26 PM PDT by Ennis85
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To: Ennis85

They break it, they own it.


2 posted on 06/04/2020 6:33:46 PM PDT by cgbg (New poll: post elderly voters like Biden's experience as Wilson's VP fighting the Spanish Flu.)
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To: Ennis85

Watch business and residents flee like never seen before..


3 posted on 06/04/2020 6:34:15 PM PDT by dpetty121263
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To: Ennis85

Replace it with the Shari’a safety patrol


4 posted on 06/04/2020 6:34:43 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: Ennis85

Start with Wray’s FIB...


5 posted on 06/04/2020 6:34:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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I wonder if that homicidal knee-on-the-throat cop realized what he was opening the door to.


6 posted on 06/04/2020 6:34:59 PM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: Ennis85

“Will you be calling in three months to ask about garage break-ins?”

I’m guessing yes.

“Come pick up the corpse.”

L


7 posted on 06/04/2020 6:35:00 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: Ennis85

“Yes. We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.”

Any guesses on what this transformative new model might look like?


8 posted on 06/04/2020 6:35:01 PM PDT by funfan
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Cops should just go on strike. Give ‘em a glimpse of the future.


9 posted on 06/04/2020 6:35:14 PM PDT by TomServo
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How can anyone in their right mind even think about getting rid of their police force!?!?!?!?

Oh, nevermind, those folks don't have a "right mind."

10 posted on 06/04/2020 6:35:31 PM PDT by ducttape45 ("Righteousness exalteth a nation; but sin is a reproach to any people." Proverbs 14:34)
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To: Ennis85

What Soros wants ...Soros gets.


11 posted on 06/04/2020 6:36:04 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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“...who is the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison...”

The radical left and their effort to DISMANTLE AMERICA. This is what is at work.


12 posted on 06/04/2020 6:36:34 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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Minneapolis isn’t alone in this vicious anarchist plan. They will be models for many other leftist strongholds.


13 posted on 06/04/2020 6:36:40 PM PDT by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash)
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"Will you be calling in three months to ask about garage break-ins? "

WTF is this?

14 posted on 06/04/2020 6:37:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: funfan

This is a big eye opener to dems that don’t like the violence and like to have a police force. Don’t think too many people will be supporting these crazy idiots. The dems need to be swept out of power and maybe this will finally do it. Maybe.


15 posted on 06/04/2020 6:37:19 PM PDT by dandiegirl (BOBBY)
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To: Ennis85

Minneapolis.

Controlled by democrats for 50+ years.

Democrat governor.

Why haven’t they fixed this?


16 posted on 06/04/2020 6:37:21 PM PDT by 2banana (Common ground with islamic terrorists-they want to die for allah and we want to arrange the meeting)
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With nothing stopping them, the anarchist mobs will rush in to loot everything of value and then burn your city to the ground.


17 posted on 06/04/2020 6:37:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: cgbg

Exodus to St Paul.


18 posted on 06/04/2020 6:37:32 PM PDT by mosaicwolf
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To: Ennis85

My wife has a conference scheduled for 2022 in MSP. The group might want to reconsider their plans.


19 posted on 06/04/2020 6:37:48 PM PDT by jimfree (My19 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: Ennis85

If they disband the police, then who’s going to protect antifa?


20 posted on 06/04/2020 6:37:59 PM PDT by JoeRed
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