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Minneapolis to shift $8 million from police amid defund the police movment

Minneapolis to shift $8 million from police amid defund the police movment

The Minneapolis City Council has voted to redirect about $8 million in police funding, less than 5% of the total, to expand other public services, such as violence prevention and mental health crisis response teams. In the face of a veto threat from the mayor, the council also voted to keep its police staffed at current levels, despite initially planning to cut officers from the force.

porcus 2 months

Defund The Police has already shown signs of increased serious crime statistics and failures to help those who it was supposed to help - such as the mentally ill. Mental health professionals have been killed by the person they were trying to help. But the Left doesn't care about the results, only that they got their way. 🤡🌍

Shenanigans 2 months

I have to hand it to Minnesota they really know how to drop the ball. Not only did Minnesota leadership miss the opportunity for police reform but also are compounding the situation by taking money away for its police force. Wow what's next free bail for everyone SMH

Spank-O-Tron5000 2 months

Carjacking are up over 500% this year in Minneapolis... But sure defund your police department. 🤣👍

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 2 months

Defund the police=redistribute police money. But conservatives cant have nuanced convos nor hold two ideas at once.

That Guy
That Guy 2 months

Can we track the outcomes of these programs to verify if the invest has a greater benefit than giving the money to policing?? Otherwise you have a case of the mayor of NYC’s wife proliferating $1 BILLION here and there for public programs without knowledge of its impact.

Michael 2 months

I love how there are people who think less than a 5 percent cut in their police budget isn’t realistic; Their original budget is already ENORMOUS! Also the money will likely be used to fund programs that can accept select 911 calls and relieve some of the burden off the police with more specialized crews.

GreenMachine 2 months

"Security industry soars in Minneapolis". Filtered by "All decent citizens for Minneapolis."

C 2 months

Sure tons of people are going to move into that City now. You are all idiots! you take a horrible corrupt Police department that was destroyed by Democratic policies of cronyism, and now go further left? Chaos is what you're going to end up with and that's what you deserve. When you're ready to leave politics out of it, understand criminals belong in jail, even if they wear a police officer's uniform at work.

Eric 2 months

My once great city is a heaping pile of poo. I hate Minneapolis.

unironicaly 1 months

isn't 8mil only a small fraction of their budget? if i remember correctly they spend more than 100mil per year. the point of defunding the police is to put the money into social programs that actually do good, not murderers who break into you home, arrest you, and shoot any pet on sight. 8mil is a start if anything.

Quix Nix
Quix Nix 2 months

Yeah cause that worked real well in Seattle where we lost our best chief of police ever.

Rich 2 months

Good. When black lives don't matter thugs break into your house, steal your possessions and rape your wife and daughter, call Pelosi. She'll be right over.

P4OUR 2 months

When you supply drugs to a community… when you segregate them… when you redline neighborhoods… when you jail them after you cause them to live in poverty… tell me what started first! Was it the slavery… or was it the neighborhoods filled with crime & drugs? Poverty, crime & drugs are THE SYMPTOMS OF SLAVERY, JIM CROW & SEGREGATION! Black & brown people don't live that way by choice! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? YOU DID THIS TO THEM! Fix it!

WWIII 2 months

Hopefully the residents arm themselves if they haven’t already, get ready folks, it won’t be long before we’re in a civil war... wonder what side will win? Lol

scrummy 2 months

Sounds like a good first step. Hopefully the money will be put to good use!

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