Who ever would have guessed?? How could the Minneapolis City Council predict that calls to defund the police would lead to a 55%YoY surge in arson? Or murder, carjackings, robberies or assaults???
These woke Democrats thought “reimagining the police” would just work. What happened to the army of social workers who had the skills to reason with an irate 350lb armed narcotics dealer chasing up accounts receivable from his financially constrained customers?
Minny City Council President Lisa Bender, who led the charge in the initial calls to defund the MPD, complained that the law enforcement officers were being defiant by not answering the calls of constituents.
As we pointed out in June, Lisa Bender tweeted,
“If you are a comfortable white person asking to dismantle the police I invite you to reflect: are you willing to stick with it? Will you be calling in three months to ask about garage break-ins? Are you willing to dismantle white supremacy in all systems, including a new system?”
So no Lisa, three months later they want more police.
“Policy wonk” council member Phillipe Cunningham said,
“What I am sort of flabbergasted by right now is colleagues, who a very short time ago were calling for abolition, are now suggesting we should be putting more resources and funding into MPD.”