Minneapolis’ Democrats defunded the police with the promise to better protect residents. With no other form of law enforcement initiated, violence and crime have dramatically increased in the city. Over 150 police officers have left the police force since the George Floyd riots. Now, dozens of businesses are prepared to leave Minneapolis. Despite the city’s downfall, the left still works to abolish the police entirely.
According to a Downtown Council survey, dozens of businesses are prepared to leave Minneapolis. The urge to relocate was spurred by the council’s decision to defund the police department. Some businesses including Cowboy Jack’s, 7-Sigma, and Keegan’s Irish Pub have cited the environment of Minneapolis to be too dangerous for staff and customers. The owner of manufacturing company 7-Sigma states, “they don’t care about my business. They didn’t protect our people. We were all on our own”.
As businesses move away from Minneapolis, officers continue to leave the police force. The Star Tribune reports that over 150 officers have either resigned or taken a medical leave of absence. Many of the officers have cited PTSD caused by riots following the death of George Floyd as their reason to leave. With little support from liberals and city government, our police have been put into a limited position.
The Democratic campaign to defund police has been anything but successful. Before the movement accelerates further, the crime rates and failure of Minneapolis must be recognized. Business owners no longer wish to operate from Minneapolis as public safety is diminished.
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If I lived or worked in Minneapolis, I would Also leave ASAP.
With no effective police protection, if I lived or worked in Minneapolis, I would have to move on.
The mayor, governor and city council are responsible for this, loudmouth Jeremiah Ellison telling police they are the problem on day 2 of the “protests” the soyboy mayor crying, shows what democrats do to a city. Since everything was peaceful, shouldn’t need any federal aid
I used to work near Lake street. It was a beautiful neigborhood, safe, friendly, diverse. Recently I drove by and saw the destruction, burnt buildings, rubles. Three months later and still the whole street is ruined. What a shame. Thanks to “peaceful” rioters who destroyed our city. Where are they now when it’s time to rebuild?
What needs to be defunded and removed is the City Council, Mayor, Chief of Police, and Governor. Also, Ellison (AG) as he withheld crucial information that showed what actually happened from the moment Floyd was pulled over. The MSM and these people fanned the flames, not the police, AND law enforcement was told to stand down. The Mayor called the precinct and told those Officers to vacate. He then starts talking to the anarchists. Only a Democrat thinks that it’s ok to reason with an anarchist. These are the people who allowed the destruction of the city and should be held accountable. They have been trying for years to remove those that serve and protect.
I believe businesses and the community should demand the City Council keep the Police in place. A tad bit of respect should be exhibited by these feckless “leaders”, yet there is none, not for Law Enforcement, Business Owners, or the Community they claim to serve!
CC members claim they have been threatened, instead of calling the Police, Sherrif or Hiway Patrol each hired private 24-hour security. An additional waste of taxpayer funds. Where were they as these businesses and communities were being destroyed? Ah, right. they were deflecting blame from themselves and the Anarchists to the hardworking men and women that protect the communities it serves. Yes, the video looked bad, and the Officers (single (1)) action was wrong. For those that have never been in this position, all arrests look bad and none of this should have been aired until the full video was reviewed. That is on the City!
The “woke” folks on the City Council and in the mayors office are from the same school as the Neo-Marxists that inhabit Antifa and BLM. We “unwoke” are enslaved to the dominant patriarchal culture of straight white supremacists. Therefore liberal democracy, the legislature, the courts, capitalism, cannot be redeemed. It all must be burned down to make way for the new world order. Don’t hold your breath waiting for what that might be, just know they will be in charge, and they want your money.
The fact that Minneapolis’ violence destroyed poor neighborhoods and ruined the lives of people of every racial and ethnic background is of no consequence – they are collateral damage for the Woke Cause.
For all their self righteous navel gazing, the fools don’t understand the extent of the damage. 38th and Chicago is still a war zone and they have no clue how to restore civil order. They seem to believe that people will still come to up-town or down-town for restaurants and theater without police protection. Why would anyone want to rebuild a home or business or start a new one? These are trivial details to be worked out – as soon as they get enough power to take everything you have.
Don’t imagine that you are safe in the suburbs. Sooner or later they are coming for you too. Probably on the Light Rail
Militia’s are springing up nationwide to deal with these ‘useful idiots’. They had it too easy in the socialist soaked cities, let them come on the light rail to the burbs! We’ll meet them at the station. Trump2020….Landslide
The city council wants to defund the police which protect ALL of us. Now they expect the citizens to pay for THEIR protection while removing our protection! Really!
It’s the same mindset that congressional politicians have: make laws that make life difficult for the citizens (who pay us) and exempt ourselves from those same laws. This has to stop at all levels of government!