Now that Al Sharpton has lost interest in Minneapolis — after all, there are no more televised funerals of criminal suspects who died in police custody for him to hijack — the rest of his comrades in the national media have moved on as well. The vultures got what they needed from George Floyd’s corpse and flew away, so now the people of Minneapolis are left to their own devices. Their riot-ravaged neighborhoods and crime-ridden streets don’t fit the preferred narrative, so they’re being ignored.
But the residents still have to live there. They’re still trying to go about their daily lives. The people who can afford to move away from Minneapolis are fleeing in droves, but what about the people who are stuck there? What can they expect from their local leaders, who have spent months trying to #DefundThePolice because it was trending on Twitter?
Minneapolitans can expect what we can always expect from politicians: whining, blame-shifting, and cowardly ass-covering. Brandt Williams, Minnesota Public Radio:
The meeting was slated as a Minneapolis City Council study session on police reform.
…But for much of the two-hour meeting, council members told police Chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents are seeing and hearing street racing which sometimes results in crashes, brazen daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults and shootings. And they asked Arradondo what the department is doing about it.
…“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said Jamal Osman, newly elected council member of Ward 6…
…The number of reported violent crimes, like assaults, robberies and homicides are up compared to 2019, according to MPD crime data. More people have been killed in the city in the first nine months of 2020 than were slain in all of last year. Property crimes, like burglaries and auto thefts, are also up. Incidents of arson have increased 55 percent over the total at this point in 2019.
You want to get rid of the police? This is what it looks like. When you stop enforcing the law, you get anarchy and chaos. You get ruined lives and billions in damages. The only thing worse than cops is no cops.
And that’s after we saw nonsense like this, from Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender:
The whole “Defund the Police” movement is moronic, and the Democrats have made a huge mistake by embracing it. They can’t see past their own noses. Comedian Ryan Long sums up the “thinking” in his latest satirical video:
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— Ryan Long (@ryanlongcomedy) September 14, 2020
“Problematic police? No more police! People not obeying COVID rules? Hire more police to arrest them!”
They don’t think, they just react. It doesn’t need to make sense, it just needs to feel right. And when they’re proven wrong, again and again… “Hey, look over there!!”
And the great thing about the people who want to defund the police and now demand more policing? They’re the same people who don’t think you should be able to own a gun to defend yourself.
does Al Sharpton, gay terrorist obama-shit consultant on racism still owe the federal gov. over $20 million in taxes?? bender looks like a piece of crap to be on national media. she is clueless and a pathetic intellectual slob. grammar is horrible and ?? which uni gave her a degree or if she has a degree.
Where are the social justice warriors who are gong to take the place of police?? can imagine a social justice warrior confronting a felon high on meth, alcohol and fentanyl charging her with a knife.
Loved Ryan Long’s video-soooooo very true. and today, the english dept at the univ of chi. is only accepting blacks into the program.
Gee, defund the police, refuse to prosecute violent criminals and let terrorists that are arrested out of jail and crime skyrockets. What do you suppose could be the cause?
Really… they defund the police, vilify them, release any criminals that actually get caught back into the community to continue committing crimes, then act surprise when crime spikes? Hey… let’s put that mentality in charge of the entire country!