(Tea Party PAC) – Well, folks, if there’s one thing that 2020 has made abundantly clear over the last six months, it’s that it doesn’t take much for people here in this country, particularly those of the left-wing variety, to lose their ever loving minds.
Insanity is now prevailing over common sense in the light of violent protests and cries of racism over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers. Not only are cities being burned to the ground, or businesses destroyed and ransacked, but apparently what many of the protesters want, they are going to get.
The Minneapolis city council has said that they will be abolishing the police, aiming for a “police-free future.”
Criminals everywhere are celebrating.
Here’s more on this from Breitbart:
A veto-proof majority of the Democrat-dominated Minneapolis City Council announced Sunday that it had bowed to Black Lives Matter protesters’ demands to abolish the police, promising the demonstration a “police-free future.”
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported:
In their boldest statement since George Floyd’s killing, nine Minneapolis City Council members told a crowd Sunday that they will “begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department.”
“We recognize that we don’t have all the answers about what a police-free future looks like, but our community does,” they said, reading off a prepared statement. “We’re committed to engaging with every willing community member in the City of Minneapolis over the next year to identify what safety looks like for you.”
Their words — delivered one day after Mayor Jacob Frey told a crowd of protesters he does not support the full abolishment of the MPD — set off what is likely to be a long, complicated debate about the future of the state’s largest police force.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who sees this as a horrifically bad idea. Why in the world would you abolish the police over the death of one person? Yes, what the officers involved in this incident did was horrific and deserving of punishment. But that doesn’t mean you toss out the baby with the bath water.
Instead, you make needed changes to help provide better training for officers with a focus not only on enforcing the law, but also in protecting the constitutional rights of all individuals.
Since it’s so difficult to get firearms in Minnesota, these folks are going to leave the general public in the hands of dangerous criminals. Many of the neighborhoods with a majority black population are going to be decimated. This is not the right way to solve this problem. At all.
Protests — and riots, and looting — erupted in Minneapolis and across the nation in the aftermath. The demand to “defund the police” or “abolish the police” has played a greater role in the demonstrations, and has gained traction among Democratic Party politicians — even though polls suggest it is deeply unpopular.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey was booed and chased out of a demonstration on Saturday by a mob after he declined to commit to abolishing the police.
But a nine-member majority of the city council — veto-proof, in the 13-member chamber — has taken sides with Black Lives Matter.
Activists tried to reassure the public Sunday that ending the police force would not mean the total disappearance of neighborhood security.
MPR News quoted one activist as saying that “a uniformed mental health crisis response team” might form the core of a new system that “looks nothing like the current police department system.”
A mental health crisis response team? What in the world is that? How is a psychologist going to stop violent criminals from hurting and killing people or stealing their property? This is insanity.
All of the individual members on the council are left-wing in some capacity. Not a single Republican is a member. You see what kind of craziness happens without conservatives to bring about balance?
Here’s to hoping the people of Minneapolis do something to stop this from happening. Their city cannot afford something like this to be done to their communities.