(TargetLiberty.org) – Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the epicenter of the violence that’s wracked the US for the last two months and counting. Following the death of George Floyd, while he was being arrested by city cops, anti-police protests and riots have swept the nation. In the wake of the chaos, radicals on the city’s council put forward a plan to disband the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a “Department of Community Safety & Violence Prevention” that would use a “holistic, public health-oriented approach.”
It’s not very clear what a “public health-oriented approach” to fighting crime would look like, but fortunately for the citizens of Minneapolis, the city’s Charter Commission doesn’t like the sound of it, and they’ve blocked the plan from November’s ballot. The Commission is responsible for compliance with the city charter, and that charter says Minneapolis has to have a police department.
BREAKING: On a 10-5 vote, the Minneapolis Charter Commission blocks the plan to remake the city's Police Department from the November ballot. https://t.co/ZmTtsakbAK
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) August 5, 2020
The councilors pushing the anti-cop plan aren’t giving up easily. They’ve written to the commission saying they don’t want police abolition, just “a new framework.” The commission, happily, isn’t convinced.
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