Skip to comments.Majority of Minneapolis City Council commits to dismantling city's police department
Posted on 06/07/2020 7:12:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
Councilwoman Alondra Cano tweeted the department isnt "reformable."
A majority of the Minneapolis City Council agreed Sunday to dismantle the citys police department after the in-custody killing of George Floyd, a council member said.
In an interview with NBC News, councilman Jeremiah Ellison said the council would work to disband the department in its "current iteration."
"The plan has to start somewhere," he said. "We are not going to hit the eject button without a plan so today was the announcement of the formulation of that plan."
Speaking during a community meeting earlier, council President Lisa Bender called the citys relationship with the department toxic and vowed to recreate systems of public safety that actually keep us safe.
Our efforts at incremental reform have failed period, she said. Our commitment is to do whats necessary to keep every single member of our community safe and to tell the truth that Minneapolis police are not doing that.
Ellison said that eight or nine of the council members have agreed to the move.
Mayor Jacob Frey said in a statement that he would work relentlessly with citys police chief, Medaria Arradondo, toward deep, structural reform and to address systemic racism in police culture.
Were ready to dig in and enact more community-led public safety strategies on behalf of our city, he said. But I do not support abolishing the Minneapolis Police Department.
A police department spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The announcement comes nearly two weeks after the killing of Floyd, who died when a police officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee into Floyds neck for nearly nine minutes. The killing was captured on video by a bystander and sparked massive protests across the United States.
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Mogadishu, here we come!
Well gee, this should work out swell.
Let them do it. Will be the first and only.
Medaria Arradondo is a racist! hates brown people!
Gosh, I wonder how their constituents feel about the city council declaring open season on them?
The people of Minneapolis are getting what they voted for, good and hard.
Talk about tossing the baby out with the bathwater. All they really needed was to vet their cops better. Now they suddenly care after multiple copies murders, including a cop killing a woman outside with a shotgun, just for making a call?
Why? They voted for them.
Wait until they demand the citizens of the city to turn in their guns.
I’ve known a few people from Minneapolis, and I can say without hesitation that only two of them were politically sane.
then let the law abiding armed citizenry take back tbe powers they granted to a government unwilling to do the job.
i say let the citizen militias mow down the rioters and looters with extreme prejudice, and if the mayor or council people are in the midst of the sh1t taking a knee or washing feet or crying about white whatever, they can be a casualty as well.
Corn popping time.
What about preachers and Rabbis holding services against governor’s orders?
And hair cutting places?
Who will enforce keeping businesses closed??
This police force has no doubt saved many thousands of lives over the years, many, if not most of whom were minorities. But those lives don’t matter, because it doesn’t fit the narrative.
The BLM gestapo.
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