Surprise: Minneapolis City Council Regrets Making Pledge To Defund The Police

You know that the progressive nutters in Minneapolis will start freaking out over this

REPORT: Minneapolis Plan To Defund The Police Collapses, City Council Members ‘Regret’ Making Pledge

Minneapolis, Minnesota’s plan to defund and then disband their local police force has “collapsed” according to a New York Times report from over the weekend. Some of the Minneapolis City Council members who pledged to abolish the city’s law enforcement — including the City Council president — now say they regret making that promise.

The Times headline blares that the “pledge to dismantle the police department has collapsed,” and notes that “a majority of City Council members promised to ‘end policing as we know it’” after George Floyd died while in the custody of the Minneapolis police department. Instead, though “they became a case study in how idealistic calls for structural change can falter.”

Back in June, the Minneapolis City Council was clear that the Minneapolis Police Department was on borrowed time. The City Council president, Lisa Bender — a self-described progressive — told residents that she had a vision of a “transformative new model of public safety” and now-famously added that anyone worried that a lack of law enforcement would result in a spike in crime was speaking from a place of “privilege.”

At the time, Bender even challenged her fellow councilmembers to stick with the plan to dismantle the MPD, lest they be complicit in “white supremacy.”

“If you are a comfortable white person asking to dismantle the police I invite you to reflect: are you willing to stick with it? Will you be calling in three months to ask about garage break-ins? Are you willing to dismantle white supremacy in all systems, including a new system?” she mused.

She got the timeline nearly right — for herself. Bender is now among those who say abolishing the police is not the right approach.

They might be starting to realize that there would be no police to protect themselves and their property and that this would lead massive crime in the city. Might be a little too late as police officers resign en-masse, moving on to other city forces where they having backing, rather than being blamed for the actions of a few

Over the last month, Minneapolis officials have moved to “formalize a retreat that has quietly played out in Minneapolis in the months since George Floyd was killed by the police and the ensuing national uproar over the treatment of Black Americans by law enforcement and the country at large. After a summer that challenged society’s commitment to racial equality and raised the prospect of sweeping political change, a cool autumn reality is settling in,” the NY Times reports.

When the real world butts up to your dogmatic, idiotic, virtue signaling beliefs.

(The Hill) This follows reports of Minneapolis residents lamenting the lack of police presence within their communities as a rash of crime reports in the city over the course of 2020.

Send in the social workers!

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3 Responses to “Surprise: Minneapolis City Council Regrets Making Pledge To Defund The Police”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    “It just goes to show ya it’s always something. If it’s not one thing it’s another… we have to stop the violins in Minneapolis!… oh, nevermind.”


  2. Dana says:

    Of course, sensible people, otherwise known as conservatives, told them that defunding or disbanding the police wasn’t a good idea, but do you suppose that any of the leftists have realized that, hey, maybe we ought to listen to those conservatives every once in a while?

  3. Joe says:

    Now that the definition of knee jerk reactionary has bee re proven, what will actually happen with the Minneapolis P.D.? I see new recruits coming in to fill the larger than normal vacancy rate,less training with a veteran field officer and even more shootings or officer deaths / injuries. These Liberal idealists are truly idiots.

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