(RightWing.org) – After the devastating events surrounding the death of George Floyd last month, Minneapolis officials are looking to take drastic action. The city council could vote by a veto-proof majority to abolish the city’s police department, with 9 of 13 members openly in support of the radical move.
Council President Lisa Bender and eight of her colleagues spoke at a protest Sunday and said they want to end the city’s “toxic relationship” with its cops. They claim they want to build a new model of community safety to replace traditional policing.
“Go home,” protesters yell at Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey because he said he doesn’t want to defund the police
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 6, 2020
Mayor Jacob Frey is resisting calls to shut down the department, and was jeered by protestors yesterday after refusing to defund cops. Polls show only 20% of Americans want to see less spending on law enforcement, and while some radical politicians support it – with New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) being a high profile example. With little to no constituent support, any serious move in that direction only boosts President Trump’s chances of re-election.
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