Minneapolis, MN — The radicals on the Minneapolis City Council rushed so far left so fast, they never stopped to ask what might happen if they destroyed their police department before making sure their citizens were ready to “police themselves.” They’re learning exactly how wrong they were in the later part of 2020.
Since the death of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin, the city’s violent crime rate has skyrocketed across the board.
According to the Washington Post, homicides in 2020 are up 50% over 2019, while the city faces another crisis: an officer force unable to respond to emergencies.
And the crime is undeniably higher. According to the Post:
Homicides in Minneapolis are up 50 percent, with nearly 75 people killed across the city so far this year. More than 500 people have been shot, the highest number in more than a decade and twice as many as in 2019. And there have been more than 4,600 violent crimes — including hundreds of carjackings and robberies — a five-year high.
Community activist Cathy Spann observed, “If you want to talk about pandemics, we’re dealing with a pandemic of violence. We’re under siege. You wake up and go to bed in fear, because you don’t know what’s going to happen next. … And our city has failed to protect us.”
That’s One Way To Look At It
Gun owners — and Americans across the country — watched as the City Council of Minneapolis promised to disband the police department.
Criminals know exactly what that means: easy pickings. Criminals knew that the mob would be on their own side no matter what and they took full advantage.
If the people don’t want law and order, then cops can’t be blamed for leaving the city to find another job or even leaving policing entirely.
Guns save lives. If you live anywhere near these violent Democrat-controlled cities, now would be a good time to consider a relocation. Carry everywhere you can and make sure your family and friends are, too.
Will leftists in other cities learn anything from the rapid decline of Minneapolis? Not likely.