The Minneapolis City Council approved a $500k appropriation to hire new police officers from neighboring cities on Friday, with an exodus of officers from the Minneapolis Police Department creating a public safety risk. The council is seeking emergency officers to patrol the city streets until the end of the year, with many Minneapolis Police officers retiring or leaving the department.
“Our city is bleeding,” Police Chief Medaria Arradondo told members of the council on Tuesday. “At this moment, I’m trying to do all I can to stop that bleeding.”
The vote for the $500k in emergency funding was approved 7-6, with councilors such as Jeremiah Ellison arguing against giving more funding to the police even after a crime surge. Arradondo expects to make a similar request for temporary emergency funding next year, with the MPD unable to meet staffing needs.
Arradondo revealed that the Minneapolis Police currently has 735 officers, well below the budgeted goal of 888. He warned that the city would face serious risks to public safety if the MPD’s ranks declined below 500. 175 former officers have joined a class-action lawsuit seeking to retire with benefits from the agency, citing PTSD and injuries they’ve suffered on the job.
One former Minneapolis cop represented by attorney Ron Meuser Jr has described his experience with PTSD to the Greenwich Time. He recounted recording a “last message” for his wife and children when BLM rioters burned and stormed the Minneapolis PD’s Third Precinct building, believing that he would die that night and never see them again.
Murders and violent crimes have surged considerably in the months following Minneapolis’s May race riots, which occurred after the death of George Floyd. More than one hundred police officers have left MPD since the riots, with many experiencing PTSD, alienation from their community, and a loss of interest in working for Minneapolis after the city’s residents seem to have turned on them.
Homicides have increased 50% relative to 2019 in Minneapolis, with most of the additional incidents occuring after the Floyd race riots. 500 shootings have occurred, more than double than in 2019, and 4,500 violent crimes have been reported.
The MPD has struggled to offer public safety with its reduced number of personnel, and increasingly 911 calls are going unanswered in the once relatively peaceful community. City councilors have described law enforcement as “nowhere to be seen” as their constituents request assistance in response to the violent crime wave.
Minneapolis City Councilors had put forward nominally serious proposals to defund the police department following Floyd’s death, but it’s taken only months for the council to change its mind, instead scrambling to hire emergency police officers from other cities to contain a wave of violence.
The post-law enforcement future Minneapolis’ leftist Democrat government and BLM rioters envisioned appears to be grinding to a dismal and dystopian end, less than a year after it was set into motion.
Brooklyn Lawyers Charged for Throwing Molotov Cocktails at Cops at Black Lives Matter Riot Get Sweet Plea Deal
Black and brown privilege at work.
Two Brooklyn attorneys who faced life in prison for allegedly tossing a molotov cocktail at a New York Police Department (NYPD) vehicle during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot have received sweet plea deals from authorities.
Colinford Mattis, 32, and Urooj Rahman, 31, were arrested after Rahman allegedly made a molotov cocktail out of a Bud Light bottle and hurled it at a police van. Thankfully, nobody was hurt by the terrorist act. Mattis served as her getaway driver, according to authorities.
In addition, Rahman was seen holding the homemade bomb in her van, according to surveillance footage found at the scene. Mattis and Rahman could have faced anywhere from between 5 years in prison to life behind bars if they were convicted of these crimes. As a result of the plea deal, they may walk without any real repercussion and be able to join future BLM revolutionary terror displays.
They claimed they should not be made to abide by the law because they only damaged property and not people, and prosecutors seem to be buying their rationale.
“What I saw was targeting a property. No property is above a human life. Destruction of property is nothing compared to the murder of a human life,” Rahman said.
She defended terrorism as being necessary to promote her extremist left-wing political agenda.
“I understand why people are doing it. It’s a way to show their pain, their anger. I think the mayor should have pulled his police department back, the way that the mayor in Minneapolis did,” Rahman said.
“I think that the mayor should have done that because if he really cared about his police officers, he should have realized that it’s not worth them getting hurt. ‘This is the way people show their anger and frustration. Nothing else works,” she added.
Big League Politics has reported on the about-face performed by Minneapolis after city council voted to disband the police and crime spiked upward as a result:
The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Friday to grant additional funds to the police department. $6.4 million, to be exact.
The Minneapolis Police Department had requested additional funds from the city, claiming that they have only 638 officers available for duty, which is approximately 28 percent fewer than usual. According to a CBS Minnesota article from November 2019, the department usually has 888 officers on the force.
Following the death of George Floyd, possibly the worst rioting any city has seen since Los Angeles in 1992, and calls from city officials to dismantle the police department, a significant number of Minneapolis officers have resigned, retired, or went on medical leave. All this has led to skyrocketing violent crime and longer response times.
Big League Politics has previously reported on the many Minneapolis residents who felt “terrorized” by criminals and lamented a virtually nil police presence.
These two reprobates receiving plea deals is more proof that diversity does not make America stronger. Multiculturalism means the rule of law will be replaced with the rule of the jungle, and the mob thuggery of 2020 was just the beginning.
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