In the aftermath of the unfortunate death of George Floyd during arrest by the cops, the Minneapolis City Council members have announced a historic plan to disband the Minneapolis Police Department. Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council on Sunday announced they intend to defund and dismantle the city’s police department following the police killing of George Floyd. They said the city’s police cannot be reformed and that they were beginning the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department and creating a “police-free future”.
Meanwhile, all four officers involved have now been suspended, arrested and charged. As GreatGameIndia reported earlier George Floyd’s profile as per court documents reads like a career criminal involved in drug abuse, theft, criminal trespassing, aggravated robbery as well as entering a woman’s home and pointing a gun at her stomach while looking for drugs and money.
The nine council members made the announcement at a community rally in Minneapolis, reported the Star Tribune,
“We recognize that we don’t have all the answers about what a police-free future looks like, but our community does,” they said, reading off a prepared statement. “We’re committed to engaging with every willing community member in the City of Minneapolis over the next year to identify what safety looks like for you.”
The announcement has sparked a fierce debate regarding the future of the state’s largest police force. Council members have noted repeatedly since Floyd’s death that Minneapolis has the chance to redefine policing. They said the city’s police cannot be reformed and that they were beginning the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department and creating a new one.
“Decades of police reform efforts have proved that the Minneapolis Police Department cannot be reformed and will never be accountable for its actions,” they said. “We are here today to begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department and creating a new, transformative model for cultivating safety in Minneapolis.”
The group however are yet to present a “vision for how they would replace policing in Minneapolis”. This is the beginning of the process of putting together a “police-free future,” they vowed.
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On Sunday, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said that calls to defund police were a “political statement.” He said that slashing police budgets would harm law enforcement oversight and leadership.
“If you’re concerned about the racial injustice, if you’re concerned about needing to reform different police departments or law enforcement agencies, you want to make sure that you are giving them the right training,” Wolf said.
BREAKING: A veto-proof majority of Minneapolis City Council members will announce today their commitment to disbanding the city’s embattled police department following the killing of George Floyd.https://t.co/KMB8xxoZ13
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Meanwhile, an effort to defund the police department is gaining momentum. Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city would look to cut $100 million to $150 million from its nearly $2 billion annual police budget to redirect to black communities. Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged for the first time to cut New York City’s police funding following 10 nights of mass protests against police violence and mounting demands that he overhaul a department whose tactics have caused widespread consternation.
The mayor declined to say precisely how much funding he planned to divert to social services from the New York Police Department, which has an annual budget of $6 billion, representing more than 6% of de Blasio’s proposed $90 billion budget.
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With the unfortunate death of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, America has been plunged into a Civil War by the anarchist organization Antifa. Much has been written about the group, however as GreatGameIndia reported earlier, Antifa’s ties to the British intelligence is a closely guarded secret.
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