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What does the Minneapolis City Council’s pledge to "end policing as we know it" actually mean?

On June 7th, nine members of the Minneapolis City Council vowed to "end policing as we know it.” They were far less certain about how they would do it.

...when the members of the city council in Minneapolis described their decisions to support the defund movement, I found that they talked much less about a sense that reform had run its course than about a recent collapse of their trust in the Minneapolis police.

A Minneapolis commission says it needs more time to review a City Council amendment to dismantle the Police Department in the wake of George Floyd's death, ending the possibility of voters deciding the issue in November.

The Minneapolis City Council's proposal to dismantle the city's police department will not be on the November ballot after the Minneapolis Charter Commission voted to take more time to review the plan

The president of the Minneapolis City Council says the body will look at cutting more from the Minneapolis police budget after a move to put eliminating the police before voters stalled.

A Minneapolis commission decided to take more time to review a City Council amendment to dismantle the Police Department in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, ending the possibility of voters deciding the issue in November.

After their plan to get a police overhaul on the November ballot fell short, Minneapolis City Council members are resetting their plans for transforming public safety in the city.

Minneapolis’s North Side, with a majority Black population, has decidedly mixed opinions on the City Council’s effort to reduce the city's police force. Residents complain of rampant police mistreatment, but also of out-of-control crime and violence.


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The City of Minneapolis is spending $4,500 a day for private security for three city council members. Yes, this is the same city council that just voted to ‘Abolish the Police’.

-LA Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to #DefundThePolice . -NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to Defund The Police. -The Minneapolis City Council wants to #AbolishThePolice . Insanity!

Great decision.  The president offered the National Guard but the pathetic governor waited and waited.  And now the Minneapolis city council votes to abolish its police department.   Pay for your own man-made hell.  So much for utopia.

Washington Times reports three members of the Minneapolis city council voted to abolish police but are protected by taxpayer-funded private security at a cost of $4500/day total so far $63,000. Elected hypocrisy strikes again.

“Minneapolis City Council unanimously approves proposal to disband police.” @TIME  The Democrats would do this all over the U.S. It would be a disaster for safety & security!

Breaking News: A veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to dismantle the city’s Police Department, vowing to create a new public safety system

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Andrea Jenkins, vice president of Minneapolis City Council, says George Floyd and Officer Chauvin worked at restaurant near Third Precinct. "They were coworkers for a very long time."

Remember, it’s not just the leftwing Minneapolis City Council moving to abolish their police department, Dem mayors like De Blasio in NYC & Garcetti in LA are bragging about cutting funding to the police departments in their cities...And @JoeBiden  refuses to condemn any of it!

Minneapolis city council looking at replacing some cops with social workers. Good luck with that.

BREAKING: in an emergency session this afternoon, Minneapolis City Council will ban chokeholds by police and require officers to intervene anytime they see unauthorized use of force by another officer.