On Friday, the Democrat freshman lawmaker who hates Donald Trump and isn’t very fond of Jews, called for another group she’s not very fond of, to be disbanded—the Minneapolis Police Department.
The freshman immigrant lawmaker from the lawless country of Somali; Democrat Ilhan Omar tweeted that the Minneapolis Police Department has “proven themselves beyond reform,” demanding they be disbanded.
After two weeks of violent unrest in the district she represents, Omar tweeted a link to a Time Magazine. The article was filled with misleading statements, including the claim that “Minneapolis Police had an opportunity to distance themselves from Derek Chauvin, to express sympathy, to be a calming presence. Instead, they deployed tear gas and rubber bullets, effectively escalating the situation from protest to pitched conflict.” The TIME article doesn’t mention that the Minneapolis Police Department was never given a chance to distance themselves from Officer Chauvin, as the media and cop-hating politicians immediately clumped them all together. TIME didn’t mention that law enforcement officers in the Twin Cities of MN were almost immediately forced to respond to rioters and arsonists, who were hell-bent on destroying Minneapolis and St. Paul. They don’t mention that tear gas and rubber bullets were used to stop all-out anarchy against innocent citizens they took an oath to protect. TIME doesn’t mention the danger hundreds of good cops in the Twin Cities have faced every day since the horrible death of George Floyd at the hands of fired Officer Derek Chauvin—it simply doesn’t fit their narrative.
Omar added: The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform. It’s time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform.
It’s time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 5, 2020
Yesterday, during a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis, a conversation between Minneapolis’ spineless Democrat Mayor Jacob Frey, and a female BLM organizer was caught on tape.
After Frey spent a few moments groveling to the crowd by acknowledging his white privilege, the BLM organizer confronted him. “Jacob Frey, we have a yes or no question for you,” she tells him. “Yes, or no, will you commit to defunding Minneapolis Police Department?” she asks. “We don’t want no more police! Is that clear?” she asks. “We don’t want people with guns toting around our community, shooting us down,” she tells the crowd, even though the death of George Floyd had nothing to do with guns. “Is it a ‘yes’ or ‘no?’” she asked.
The woman with the microphone tells the crowd to be quiet, that she has an important question for Mayor Frey and that because he is up for re-election, “And if he says no, guess what the f*ck we gonna do next year?” she tells the crowd.
“We don’t need no police,” the woman with the microphone shouts.
Mayor Frey meekly responds to the BLM organizer, saying he’s not in favor of defunding the Minneapolis Police Department.
The woman with the microphone quickly turns on the mayor, shouting, “Get the f*ck out of here!”
“Go home, Jacob, go home!” the crowd chants, as the deflated Democrat leaves the chanting crowd with his tail between his legs. The crowd continues to shame the mayor as they move away, allowing him to leave.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey showed up today at the protests. He was asked if he would commit to abolishing/defunding the police. Incredible to witness crowd hold him directly accountable. Man did a literal walk of shame. pic.twitter.com/v645mfIZHt
— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) June 6, 2020
The Minneapolis City Council isn’t waiting for the mayor’s approval.
The Appeal reports – On Sunday afternoon, a veto-proof majority of Minneapolis City Council members will announce their commitment to disbanding the city’s embattled police department, which has endured relentless criticism in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, on May 25.
“We’re here because we hear you. We are here today because George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police. We are here because here in Minneapolis and in cities across the United States it is clear that our existing system of policing and public safety is not keeping our communities safe,” Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender said Sunday. “Our efforts at incremental reform have failed. Period.”
The City Council’s decision follows those of several other high-profile partners, including Minneapolis Public Schools, and the University of Minnesota, and Minneapolis Parks and Recreation, to sever longstanding ties with the MPD.
The announcement today also arrives after several members of the Council have expressed a complete loss of confidence in the Minneapolis Police Department.
“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” tweeted Council Member Jeremiah Ellison on June 4, pledging to “dramatically rethink” the city’s approach to emergency response. In a TIME op-ed published the next day, Council Member Steve Fletcher cited the MPD’s lengthy track record of misconduct and “decades-long history of violence and discrimination”—all of which are subjects of an ongoing Minnesota Department of Human Rights investigation—as compelling justifications for the department’s disbandment. “We can resolve confusion over a $20 grocery transaction without drawing a weapon or pulling out handcuffs,” Fletcher wrote.
“Our commitment is to do what is necessary to keep every single member of our community safe and to tell the truth that the Minneapolis Police are not doing that,” Bender said Sunday. “Our commitment is to end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department, to end policing as we know it, and to recreate systems of public safety that actually keep us safe.”
City Council member Phillipe Cunningham shared a statement on Facebook about the decision by 9 city council members to disband the police department, saying:
This vision for a future that does not need police is centered around people having their needs met: stable housing, healthy food, high quality jobs and education, connection to community. We know that when people do not have their basic needs met, this often results in getting caught up in a cycle of crime, violence, and the criminal justice system. When we envision a future without police, we must work backward from that vision to where we are today. For those who still choose that path, there will be a system of accountability. THAT is the work ahead of us as a city. We must work together to get to where we need to go.