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Minny City councillors spend $63k of taxpayer funds on private security

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Who knew that the 3 biggest proponents of defunding the Minneapolis Police Department – councillors Andrea Jenkins, and Phillipe Cunningham, and Alondra Cano – would be spending $4,500 a day on private security? While we understand that no councillor deserves to receive personal threats to their safety, neither should residents.

Surely they should lead by example and be the first to live by the very system they expect the rest of the city to live by. How strange that these were some of the same people who endorsed an advisory telling residents to obey criminals and hand over their wallets, purses and smartphones while insisting their safety is still paramount.

What could possibly go wrong?

The profiles of the three councillors bear some attention.

Why do they insist on self-promoting their history of activism? Note the detailed descriptions of their identities contained in the personal summaries directly copy & pasted from the Minneapolis Council website. One council member is even proud to list that she has been arrested and handcuffed before. Was this advertised on her campaign posters, flyers and correx boards?

Andrea Jenkins

Andrea Jenkins is a writer, performance artist, poet, and transgender activist. She is the first African American openly trans woman to be elected to office in the United States. Jenkins has experience working in community development in North Minneapolis, and in delivering social services in South Minneapolis.

Jenkins moved to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota in 1979 and was hired by the Hennepin County government, where she worked for a decade. Jenkins worked as a staff member on the Minneapolis City Council for 12 years before beginning work as curator of the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota’s Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies.

Andrea holds a Masters Degree in Community Development from Southern New Hampshire University, a MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University and a Bachelors Degrees in Human Services from Metropolitan State University. She is a nationally and internationally recognized writer and artist, a 2011 Bush Fellow to advance the work of transgender inclusion, and the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships.

Phillipe Cunningham

Phillipe M. Cunningham (pronounced fil-LEAP) is the Minneapolis City Council Member representing the 4th Ward in North Minneapolis. He is the first and currently only out trans man of color elected to office in the United States. Prior to being elected and unseating a 50-year family political dynasty in 2017, Council Member Cunningham served former Mayor Betsy Hodges as her Senior Policy Aide for education, racial equity, and LGBTQ+ rights. He also previously worked with youth as a special education teacher and youth worker for over 10 years.

As a policy wonk and fierce community advocate, Council Member Cunningham’s goals are to break intergenerational cycles of poverty and violence and build community wealth with Northsiders already living in the community. His writings have been published in ‘The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys and Millennial Compact with America.’

Pronouns: he/him/his

Alondra Cano

Council Member Cano represents the Ninth Ward. The Ninth Ward is located in the heart of Minneapolis and is the most diverse in the city, encompassing the largest American Indian and Latino populations, a growing East African community, and an active LGBTQIA community.

When elected to her first term in 2013, Alondra said to Minnesota Public Radio: “My entire life I have worked on efforts to make sure the diverse communities of Minneapolis and Minnesota were engaged, empowered, and served by the various institutions that govern us. […] I’m humbled. I’m excited. I’m ready to serve.

Council Member Cano was elected to the 13-member Minneapolis City Council as the first Latino/a to serve in its history. 2013 also saw the first Hmong and Somali Council Members to be elected. Voters returned Alondra to her second term in 2017, also electing at this time the first transgender council members to serve in the council’s history. Undoubtedly, ours is one of the diverse city councils in the country, on which Council Member Cano is proud to be an active member.

Before serving as an elected official, Alondra was a policy aide to then Minneapolis City Council Vice President Robert Lilligren. She was also the manager of the Multilingual Communications Division at the Minneapolis Public Schools. Alondra is a longtime activist and community organizer. As Associate Director of the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network, she worked on a wide range of social and racial equity issues facing Latino immigrants and undocumented students. Alondra has long advocated for comprehensive immigration reform, and worked to help pass the Minnesota Dream Act at the Minnesota Legislature. The Minnesota Dream Act gives undocumented Latino students better access to higher education options in the state.

Alondra was born in Litchfield, Minnesota and spent her early years in Chihuahua, Mexico before returning to Minnesota at the age of 10. Alondra attended the University of Minnesota where she became active in student government and political activism. During a sit-in protest to keep the General College open Alondra was arrested and handcuffed along with fellow students.

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While congratulations might seem to be in order for the three individuals achieving the status of “first” in history, one imagines that the community is fast waking up to the fact that identity can never compensate for a lack of ability. What irony that the very people who have been fighting for inclusion in all of its forms discriminate against the very people who backed their diversity and elected them to office.

Will these councillors openly take responsibility for instituting obviously disastrous policies when the city depopulates, taxes dry up as crime surges or hide their incompetence behind the necessary evil of progressivism?

A horrifying message from Minneapolis City Council

Perhaps the most horrifying message a taxpaying resident living in the 3rd Precinct could receive from a city council. This is from Minneapolis. Basically, you’re on your own. Here is some of the advice:

-Don’t walk alone.

-Be hyper aware of your surroundings at all times – pay attention.

-Carry only items you need and carry less cash.

-Be prepared to give up your cellphone and purse/wallet.

-Do as they say.

Who would want to stay?

We’re quite sure the social workers designed to replace the police might struggle to negotiate a peaceful outcome. What a farce. Liberal policy at its finest.

Who would have guessed gun crime would get out of control?

Surely those bright spark Democrat mayors in NYC, Chicago, Portland and Minnesota can work out that defunding the police might cause a spike in crime and gun violence? That curtailing what actions are at the disposal of the police would hand these cities over to the criminals.

There have been 777 shootings in NYC in 2020, one more than the 776 that took place in 2019.

Murders in Chicago more than doubled compared to the same month last year, according to the Chicago PD. In 2020 there have been 430 homicides. In July, murders are up 139%YoY.

In Minnesota, gun violence is up 72%YoY. Mayor Jacob Frey said., “Year-to-date this has been a higher shooting victim total than the last five years, with 288 victims. The next closest is 2016 with 178.

In Portland gun violence is up 4-fold. From July 1-13 there have been 42 shootings vs 11 in the same period last year.

And guess what, NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo has admitted concern that wealthy taxpayers could leave NY for good.

Roadway Moving President Ross Sapir has said his company has experienced its busiest season ever since it was founded. United Van Lines CEO Marc Rogers also said over 60% of those leaving NY are earning north of $100,000.

Tax collections have plummeted during coronavirus, falling 42% in June. Losing the wealthy for good could leave gaping holes in the budget. Cuomo might argue they left over COVID-19 but soaring gun crime is hardly an inducement to return after the pandemic passes.

Still, these Dems keep assuring us, “we’ve got this under control.”

Who knew? Minneapolis Diversity vs Damaged Properties

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Who knew that those areas most racially and ethnically diverse (shaded green) suffered the brunt of the damage done in the riots?

As PSO said, “If one were actively trying to reverse integration, one would have done precisely this.”

We are not very confident that the Minneapolis City Council has all the answers. At the very least, insurance companies will be able to make a stronger case in assessing risk management if they bother at all from hereon.

Wow – Leaked audios of Democrat politicians’ true colours surrounding George Floyd crisis

We thought the worst comment  was made by a Democrat primary candidate, Elliot Engel who was hot-mic’d at a George Floyd protest saying, “if I didn’t have a primary, I wouldn’t care!

Although Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was happy to tell Alderman Raymond Lopez that he was “full of sh*t” when he asked her what she was going to do with the problems of gangbangers wanting to settle scores in his neighbourhood with AK-47s? Grab your popcorn.

Enjoy – if many of these Democrats didn’t have double standards they’d have no standards at all!

DC Mayor gets schooled by the mob

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Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser set a wonderful example last week in trying to end racism. She renamed the area out the front of the White House, ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza‘ and scrawled it in huge yellow letters on the bitumen as a two-fingered salute to President Trump.

Unfortunately, despite her attempts to show solidarity,  Black Lives Matter DC cracked her over the head for “appeasing white liberals”.  So the mob decided to express their own artistic expression by copying her virtue signalling with ‘Defund the Police’ while dancing to cheerful singing.

How ironic that these protestors were protected by the very police they wish to have abolished? We wonder how the officers must have felt providing a safe environment to the very people who wish to strip them of their livelihoods right from under their noses?

One imagines if a group painted ‘All Lives Matter’ on the pavement, they would be met with hostility and violence.

We wonder how the demands of the left will play out ahead of the election?

Does anyone in the Democratic Party think that Americans will be prepared to give up their rights under the 2nd Amendment when they are advocating for defunding and disbanding the police forces around the country? Perhaps they might look at the surge in gun sales as a good guide as to the public perception of these moves. Note that gun sales hit an all-time record during coronavirus with 3.7mn checks in March, 3x the level of March 2019. One imagines the “defund the police” movement will send it higher again.

Will Americans gladly accept the premise made by Democrat politicians like Lisa Bender in Minneapolis who tells them that having a police force is a privilege and removing it is necessary to “dismantle white supremacy“? She might be able to argue in time that her policy drove home prices down to more significantly more ‘affordable’ levels. And the very program Bender lauds the success of hasn’t stemmed violence. Despite the number of shootings among people targeted by her intervention program staying level between 2018 and 2019, police stats showed the overall number of people wounded or killed by gunfire in the city increased from 244 to 269. Homicide was up 55% in the period.

Should Americans believe Minnesota House Rep. Ilhan Omar support to defund the police when she said, “we must completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Departent…and allow for something beautiful to rise” Murder? Rape? Robbery? Car theft? You know, the crime rates which are already twice the national average and 4x Minnesota. Pfft. Feelings matter more than facts.

Will pictures of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden kneeling send messages to the electorate of someone committed to keeping law and order?

Will we see a rebirth of vigilante groups like the Guardian Angels who dealt with crime in NYC during the 1980s?

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany spoke yesterday about the heroic deeds of the police around the country just last year. It is worth watching their selfless service from the 26 min 40-sec mark.

Why can’t the Democrats see that these open displays of weakness are handing Trump the election on a platter? Can’t they see just how terrible they look as an alternative? If he is bad as the media claims, they’d be safer doing nothing.

As Napoleon once said, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.

Hypocrisy at its worst

ESPN NBA reporter Chris Martin Palmer tweeted his joy at rioters burning down buildings in Minneapolis on May 28th until it looked like it would affect his own community on May 31st when he doth protest these out of town animals.

Not in my back yard?

Palmer said after police arrived,

Welp. They’re gone. Security called the cops and they swarmed. Some scattered, others were arrested. (You hate to see it.) Tense moments. There’s graffiti everywhere. We live in a beautiful, safe community and have pride. These people had no pride and weren’t protesters.”

Presumably unsafe and ugly communities which have no pride are fair game to be torched by ‘animals’ who clearly aren’t protestors. Glad he cleared that up.

This is the sickness that undermines the lessons that should be taken away from this tragedy. It is despicable to see so many people want to boost their social media following by posting such stupidity.