The city of Minneapolis has rolled back its original plan to defund the police after residents grew outraged over an increase in violent crime and longer police response times.
On Friday, the City Council unanimously approved $6.4 million in funding which the police requested.
Fox News reports:
The department says it only has 638 officers available to work — roughly 200 fewer than usual. An unprecedented number of officers quit or went on extended medical leave after Floyd’s death and the unrest that followed.
With new recruit classes, the city anticipates it will have 674 officers available at the end of the year, with another 28 in the hiring process, the Star Tribune reported.
In December, the City Council unanimously voted to remove approximately $8 million from the police department budget and redirect it towards violence prevention services and a mental health response.
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) voiced her support for the $8 million decrease in funding for Minneapolis police in November, tweeting “Don’t fall for the fear-driven narratives .We can craft a justice system that prioritizes people’s basic needs like mental health + violence prevention, & allow the city to put public safety first.”
Don't fall for the fear-driven narratives.
We can craft a justice system that prioritizes people’s basic needs like mental health + violence prevention, & allow the city to put public safety first.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 30, 2020
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Dem Policies Put Lowest Number Of Cops On Streets In Years, Crime Rises 166%
Democratic leadership has been hostile towards police and law enforcement, and the very unfortunate reality is that it is getting their constituents killed. “New York City saw another huge increase in gun crimes last month as the NYPD’s chief of crime control strategies says the agency is coping with the lowest number of cops on the streets in six years,” reports CBS News.
Numbers don’t lie and these are screaming alarm of high murder rates. “The city saw a 166% increase in shooting incidents in August – 242 compared to 91 in August 2019…In addition, murders are up 47% for the month, with 53 this year versus 36 in August 2019” CBS New York reports. “There is too much killing,” said one Brooklyn resident. “I’m tired of it. Every night there’s guns shooting.”
Even Democrats should be able to follow simple math leading to the devastating consequences. “The increase comes as the NYPD has seen a dramatic drop in manpower due to a combination of $1 billion in defund-the-police budget cuts, no overtime, no new police class, and a dramatic increase in the number of police officers retiring” cites CBS.
Michael LiPetri, the NYPD’s chief of crime control strategies, explained the numerical details. “We have calculated that approximately 2,000 to 3,000, maybe even 4,000 fewer officers are out on the streets for any given week” said LiPetri. In areas where crime has dramatically increased has greatly suffered from the lack of police presence. “That’s where the overtime was going last summer. The overtime was going to the most violent commands in New York City” said LiPetri.
Are Cuomo and de Blasio concerned by the consequences of their legislation? No. As a matter of fact, Mayor Bill de Blasio “is putting his faith in community violence interrupters, known as Cure Violence groups” over police forces. “We’ve seen stunning success in the past. We know it will take root here again. But everyone is still trying to come back from massive disruption. We’re not going to see an overnight turnaround” de Blasio said.
However, even the Cure Violence group says of the fighting crime task, “it’s something that we can’t take personal responsibility, which is an entire precinct’s stats. Our work is concentrated in very small target areas” said group member A.T. Mitchell. In essence, de Blasio is saying to those whose neighborhoods are riddled with bullets, “deal with it.”
Ocasio-Cortez is Angry with Joe Manchin For Not Wanting to Defund The Police
In a Thursday tweet, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed her disdain for West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin over his position of not wanting to defund the police.
It might be in Ocasio-Cortez’s best interest to watch the video below, where it showcases the disconnection of the NYC liberal elitest mentality who hate the police and the actual community of east Harlem who say they are very necessary and welcomed.
With two Senate seats up for grabs and control of the chamber on the line in a January runoff in Georgia, Manchin this week has attempted to alleviate concerns that Democrats would be able to act on far-left proposals like stacking the Supreme Court, eliminating the Senate filibuster, the Green New Deal, and defunding the police by promising to be the deal-breaking vote in a 50/50 Senate.
Manchin reiterated those positions in an interview with The Washington Examiner, a link to which he tweeted out Wednesday along with a less than favorable statement about defund the police efforts.
Defund the police? Defund, my butt. I'm a proud West Virginia Democrat. We are the party of working men and women. We want to protect Americans' jobs & healthcare. We do not have some crazy socialist agenda, and we do not believe in defunding the police. https://t.co/EIFHX5OQ37
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) November 11, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez, a vocal proponent of defunding police forces across the country, responded to Manchin’s tweet with a picture of her seemingly giving him the stink eye as he applauded President Donald Trump during a State of the Union address.
Malcolm X proclaimed:
“The white liberal is the worst enemy to America, and the worst enemy to the black man. The white liberal aren’t white people who are for independence, who are moral and ethical in their thinking. They are just a faction of white people that are jockeying for power. The liberal elements of whites are those who have perfected the art of selling themselves to the Negro as a friend of the Negro. Getting sympathy of the Negro, getting the allegiance of the Negro, and getting the mind of the Negro.
Then the Negro sides with the white liberal, and the white liberal use the Negro against the white conservative. So that anything that the Negro does is never for his own good, never for his own advancement, never for his own progress, he’s only a pawn in the hands of the white liberal.
The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros, and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have.
If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked, or deceived by the white liberal then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man.
Cortez’s talks of putting Trump people on a list is likened to a ruthless Communist dictator, a fringe mentality that you hope doesn’t spread beyond her squad and Antifa-like minded people.