The radicals calling to defund the police in Minneapolis have gotten their wish. The city council voted unanimously to cut the MPD’s budget by $8 million, despite record crime. The Daily Mail reports:
Minneapolis City Council on Thursday approved a controversial budget which is set to move $8million of funding from the police – despite record crime rates since the May death of George Floyd.
Mayor Jacob Frey, who had threatened to veto the entire budget if the council went ahead with a plan to cap police staffing, said the vote was a defining moment for the city which was the first to be hit by anti-police protests following the death of Floyd.
The city has been plagued by soaring violent crime since then – with homicide, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and arson all up on last year’s figures.
Police have recorded 532 gunshot victims this year as of last Thursday, more than double the same period a year ago. Carjackings have also spiked to 375 so far this year, up 331 percent from the same period last year. And violent crimes have topped 5,100, compared with just over 4,000 for the same period in 2019.
Around 160 officers are said to have resigned or be on leave from the force compared to the start of the year. That is partly due to officers claiming post-traumatic stress disorder from a summer of unrest — with more preparing to leave amid retirements and poor morale, reports say.
Joe Biden told civil rights leaders that the ‘defund police’ slogan was the reason Democrats experienced widespread losses in congressional races across the country on November 3.
‘That’s how they beat the living hell out of us across the country, saying that we’re talking about defunding the police,’ Biden said during a two-hour closed-door meeting with civil rights leaders on Tuesday, according to audio of the meeting obtained by Bad News.
Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis President Bob Kroll told Fox News: ‘The City Council is decimating the police department.
‘The number of working officers is the lowest it’s been in 50 years. Murders, shootings, and other violent crimes are approaching record levels. Our officers are severely overworked, understaffed, and cannot keep the public safe with these cuts.’
Action Line: If your blue-state politicians have gone wild like the city council in Minneapolis, perhaps it’s time for you to look for a better America in a red state. And no matter where you live, it’s a good idea to get your guns and your training now.
Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.