Minneapolis City Council alarmed by surge in crime months after voting to defund the police

9/17/2020 1:59:00 AM

Council members pressed police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the uptick in crimes that include daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing.

City Council members, who just two months ago moved to eliminate the police department, sounded the alarm during a Wednesday meeting about a surge in crime seen by their constituents.Council members pressed police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the uptick in crimes that included daylight carjackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing.

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“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?’” said Council Member Jamal Osman, noting that constituents' calls to the Minneapolis Police Department have gone unanswered. "That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.”

Council President Lisa Bender accused police of intentionally not enforcing laws or making arrests.“This is not new,” Bender said. “But it is very concerning in the current context.”Arradondo, who has served as police chief since 2017, called her comments "troubling to hear" and pledged to address the issue with departmental supervisors.

“We need to make sure that our communities know that we are going to be there, that we’re going to be responsive,” he said. “We’ve taken an oath to do that.” Read more: Fox News »

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Why silencing when Soros name was approached yesterday and then today again the Soros name was never mentioned during the Faulkner apology. All we’re asking is for confirmation that Fox is not somehow being funded or supported by Soros?! ..what a stupid headline... they're liars and morons if they say they're surprised...they don't care so long as they have their private security funded by taxpayers

Aren’t we all so surprised! Can’t fix stupid. We're no strangers to love You know the rules and so do I A full commitment's what I'm thinking of You wouldn't get this from any other guy I just wanna tell you how I'm feeling Gotta make you understand Never gonna give you up Never gonna let you down Never gonna run around

bluelivesmatter and Democrats only have there self to blame ,people dont respect police because of BLM, why should they risk there lives only to be put on charges for doing there job ,maybe the mayor should go out and do some policing ,they want lawlessness Well, what did they THINK would happen? Duh...

...and they expected what!!! What did they expect? Fools. Did they really think it was going to stop by kissing their butts. They have what they asked for. The citizens there should be alarmed that this is happening in their backyard. It’s time for them to change leadership and other Democrats cities. Let your vote count. Socialism is not an answer to peace loving community.

The naivety of the Left is remarkable. The mob has no allegiance to anyone. I thought city council was swapping police for these people They wanted to defund the police so defund it & let your city burn. I don't live there so I don't care. Be careful of what you wish for because you just might get it. Oh yeah....don't forget to keep reminding America that black lives matter while blacks burn your city. Have fun!

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