Minneapolis Residents Sue City For Neutering Police
It looks like Minneapolis residents like many blue city residents are feeling the consequences of the defund the police movement. The residents now claim that they are suffering because there are not enough police patrolling the community. This is what they get for letting the protesters get their way. Minneapolis cut $1.5 million from the police budget and no one stood up for the men and women in blue. The public sentiment has led to a mass exodus, they are not reporting how many officers retired but it would likely be an alarming number. So city residents are now suing claiming the city needs more police. Where were they a few months ago?
"...A “group of residents have had enough of the crime and violence in the city of Minneapolis, arguing in a lawsuit that there aren’t enough police patrolling the streets right now.”
“The lawsuit claims the city is falling short on MPD staffing levels required in its own city charter,” the outlet continued.
“We are here because of people’s safety,” Cathy Spann, one of the plaintiffs, said in a press conference. “We want law and order. We want reform. But we are in this city to say, enough is enough.”
“This is like all they are focused on is having a reimagined police department while we’re focused on staying alive,” another plaintiff added.
The plaintiffs say they’ve repeatedly approached the City Council, asking them to address rising violence in the city — specifically, the city’s skyrocketing homicide rate — but they’ve received no help.
“We have made the emotional appeal,” one plaintiff, a former councilmember, said. “We have demonstrated the statistical uptick and now this is the legal action we are exercising because it seems as if the City Council cannot hear us and doesn’t feel what we feel.”
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Don Samuels, former #Mpls city council member has also signed onto the lawsuit demanding adequate police staffing levels out on the streets. City wants suit dismissed. Claims, it is meeting minimum obligations spelled out in city charter. @FOX9 pic.twitter.com/reBLLIaA4U
— Paul Blume (@PaulBlume_FOX9) October 19, 2020
The city has already slashed the police budget... These citizens should have stood up for the police before. Now the city probably can't afford to put more boots on the ground. Minneapolis is getting to see first hand now how important the police are and how cancerous the defund the police movement is.