Despite the best efforts of Democrats, voters in Minnesota have rejected a proposal that could have abolished the police department and replaced it with a so called “ public safety agency. ”
Voters in Minnesota’s largest city have rejected what could have been an unprecedented go on to dismantle the police department at the ballot box Tuesday following calls for reform following a death of George Floyd.
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57 percent of voters voted “ no” versus 43 percent for “ yes” on the ballot question, which asked if the city charter should be amended to remove the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a Department of Public Safety. The proposed charter amendment would have eradicated the minimum police staffing requirement as well as the position of police chief.
The development uses Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) continuously pushed for abolishing the police:
Omar previously declared that Minneapolis has to “ rebuild” its police department as it is “ rotten to the root” and impossible to reform.
Along with her ‘ Squad’ Democrat buddies Omar has contracted her own private security while simultaneously calling for abolishing the police.
Once we previously highlighted, and as has been proven again, these radical Democrats are completely out of touch with the vast majority of black Americans, who are diametrically opposed to such action s as defunding and abolishing police forces.
The narrative that black individuals are driving the ‘ abolish the police’ calls, specifically in Minneapolis, was again disproven last month as a survey found that more white people support the move than black people do.
KARE 11 reported that a poll found that 51 percent of white voters support replacing the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety, while only 42 percent of black voters support the measure.
Last month, Omar fumed about the measure to displace the police in Minneapolis being blocked by a court.
“ This ballot measure should be on the ballot, ” Omar declared, adding “ As you are able to tell, I’m pretty upset about it, ” and charging that “ The leaders who are opposed to progress in this city are not nameless or faceless. ”
Omar added, “ There’s a judge, there’s a mayor, there’s a police chief, and their monied friends who’re telling us we can’t have a city that is flexible to our needs and our demands. How else are we supposed to make progress if we can’t do that? ”
Last year after unrest and violence targeting police, Harvard university Professor Roland Fryer urged that defunding the police would cause more loss of life , citing figures showing that there are “ 450 excess homicides per year” when police are not able to do their jobs proficiently.
“ Defunding the police isn’t a solution and could cost tens and thousands of black lives, ” professor Fryer wrote in an email to the College Fix .
Fryer has recently authored a research paper titled “ Policing the Police: The Impact of “ Pattern-or-Practice Investigations on Crime, ” noting that police are less present when ‘ viral incidents’ occur, meaning crime, including homicides increase… a lot.
Last year it was reported by the New York Times that Gun violence is up 358% in New York City since June 2019 as police are being stripped of resources in Democrat run cities nationwide.
The explosion in gun violence dovetailed with the disbanding of NYPD anti-crime units , a decision that meant around 600 plainclothes officers were taken off targeted raids and reassigned.
Additionally , Democrat imposed “ reforms” have meant that around 40% of people arrested on gun possession charges were released without bail in 2019.
Despite the crime spike, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a resolution to replace law enforcement department with a “ community-led public safety system. ”
That has been staved off for now but campaigners have vowed to continue to push for abolishing the police department.