Saturday, June 27, 2020

Meanwhile in Minneapolis: City Council Votes To Dismantle Police Department

Remember all the pundits who weighed in saying "When we say defund the police we don't really mean defund the police"

From National Public Radio, June 26:
Minneapolis Council Moves To Defund Police, Establish 'Holistic' Public Safety Force
The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to eliminate the city's police department, marking the first step toward establishing a new "holistic" approach to public safety.
The move follows more than a month of national outrage and protests against police brutality in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died after an officer pressed his knee into his neck for more than eight minutes....MORE
From WCCO Television, Minneapolis, June 22:
‘It’s Just Stupid’: Police Data Shows 1,600 Minneapolis Gunfire Reports Within 30 Days 
ShotSpotter technology has picked up more than 1,600 gunshots in Minneapolis in the past 30 days. ...MORE 
From The Hill, June 27:
Minneapolis City Council members get private security detail after reported threats

At least the lady in the New York Times, June 12 was honest:
Opinion | Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police