Minneapolis Officials Are Now Begging For Police Aid.
In the last six months, Liberals cities everywhere pandered to BLM and the defund the police movement. They cut funding and shot themselves in the foot. They claimed that they redistribute these funds to find alternatives to the police and turned their backs on the brave people that put their lives on the line to protect their communities. But now they are realizing the consequences of their actions. Crime is skyrocketing as criminals have far fewer officers to contend with. So Minneapolis is now practically begging neighboring areas, that backed their police, for help.
"Minneapolis officials are considering bringing in officers from other jurisdictions to help the city’s Police Department as they face a wave of violent crime and an officer shortage.
If the mayor and City Council approve the plan, officers from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police would temporarily work with the city, primarily helping to respond to violent 911 calls.
“We’re not gonna be having these people out taking bicycle theft reports. These are going to be people out combating crime issues,” said John Elder, a spokesman for Minneapolis police.
The officers would form Joint Enforcement Teams, known as JETs. Elder said the city has relied on such teams in the past, particularly to help in areas where violence was spiking.
The city would reimburse the Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police for the officers they supply. It estimates the cost at just shy of $497,000, money that would be taken out of the city’s contingency fund."
So now they are going to spend nearly $500k of their Contingency fund on the police...What did they waste the $1.5 million they cut from the police budget on? This is what they get for turning their backs on the police. Hopefully the Minneapolis resident wise up and vote these leaders out asap.