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MINNEAPOLIS DOESN’T ABOLISH ITS POLICE DEPARTMENT
« on: November 03, 2021, 12:03:53 PM »
MINNEAPOLIS DOESN’T ABOLISH ITS POLICE DEPARTMENT

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/11/minneapolis-doesnt-abolish-its-police-department.php

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Minneapolis, along with cities like Portland and Seattle, has been ground zero for the movement to defund–i.e., abolish–the police. The Minneapolis City Charter includes a provision that requires a certain level of law enforcement to be maintained, and the Upper Midwest Law Center (full disclosure: I serve on the UMLC board) won a big case in which a local judge ordered the City to add police officers to comply with the Charter. So the far Left naturally proposed a charter amendment that would not only do away with the requirement of a minimum level of law enforcement, but would abolish–sort of–the Minneapolis Police Department.
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Early on, the betting was that the amendment would pass. Local politicians like Ilhan Omar enthusiastically endorsed it. A lot of money, mostly from other states, poured into the election with misleading, feel-good pleas to vote Yes. But in the end, most voters understood the bottom line, and with 132 of 136 precincts reporting, the No vote is winning by 56%-44%.

The info here, https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2021/11/03/backfire-minneapolis-voters-slam-abolish-the-police-proposal-and-city-council-n426654 , indicates that several anti-cop pols in the city also suffered for their foolish arrogance.
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Re: MINNEAPOLIS DOESN’T ABOLISH ITS POLICE DEPARTMENT
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2021, 04:52:41 PM »
Older black people want to keep the cops. White liberals and young blacks who buy into the Democrat's lies want to get rid of them.