Minneapolis city council members are getting an earful from their constituents.
They are getting calls from citizens reporting increased crime and lagging police response times, if they respond at all. Apparently the city is struggling with more crime as violent crime is up this year over last, and more people have been killed so far in 2020 than in all of 2019. Property crimes are also up and arson has increased 55%.
Hmm. Isn’t this the same city council that voted to abolish the police department? And when that didn’t work, they voted to defund parts of it?
Turns out that Arradondo is working short-handed. More than 100 officers have retired or otherwise separated from the force so far this year, more than double the usual number.
Newly-elected council member Jamal Osman said residents are asking: “Where are the police?”
One council member said his constituents feel terrorized.
Gee, if this happens today before they dramatically reduce funding for the police, just imagine what life will be like in Minneapolis tomorrow.