Minneapolis City Council President Announces Plan to ‘Dismantle’ City Police Department
The President of the Minneapolis City Council appeared to suggest that the council would abolish the Minneapolis Police Department on Thursday, replacing the law enforcement agency with a “transformative new model of public safety.”
NEW: The president of the Minneapolis City Council says the city’s Police Dept. will be dismantled and replaced with a “transformative new model of public safety.”
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 5, 2020
Jeremiah Ellison, the city council member to advocate for the proposal, made the call in a Thursday tweet. Ellison is the son of Keith Ellison, Minnesota’s far-left Attorney General with a known track record of ANTIFA sympathies.
We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.
And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together.
We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response.
It’s really past due. https://t.co/7WIxUL6W79
— Jeremiah Ellison (@jeremiah4north) June 4, 2020
Should Minneapolis actually go through with Ellison’s plan to abolish its police department, it would become the first major American city to go without a police department, instead opting for a model long favored by left-wing activists.
Lisa Bender, the President of the city council, later endorsed Ellison’s proposal.
Yes. We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety. https://t.co/FCfjoPy64k
— Lisa Bender (@lisabendermpls) June 4, 2020
Liberals and progressives who have long advocated for a municipal model without law enforcement will now have an experiment in which to test their idea, in which Minneapolis residents will be subjected to the unprecedented experiment.
It’s totally unclear what Ellison is envisioning in his proposal to dismantle the city’s police department. It’s possible the city council merely mandates a new set of restrictions and policy changes on the department, but such a watered down reform plan would fall well short of the ‘dismantling’ Ellison is advertising to his constituents.
The far leftist had earlier announced his open support of ANTIFA.
I hereby declare, officially, my support for ANTIFA
Unless someone can prove to me ANTIFA is behind the burning of black and immigrant owned businesses in my ward, I’ll keep focusing on stopping the white power terrorist THE ARE ACTUALLY ATTACKING US! https://t.co/m6jxtDYmTi
— Jeremiah Ellison (@jeremiah4north) May 31, 2020
If this goes through, expect to see gun sales rise in the Twin Cities metro area dramatically, and a wide exodus of residents from the city concerned over the prospect of living in a municipality with no real law enforcement agency.