Despite skyrocketing crime rates in the city, Minneapolis’ Democrat city council voted to cut millions of dollars from the Police department’s budget for 2021.
The Daily Wire explains:
The Democrat-controlled Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to cut millions of dollars in funding from the Minneapolis Police Department’s budget next year after failing to abolish the police department altogether earlier this year following the death of George Floyd.
The Minneapolis City Council voted to “shift nearly $8 million from next year’s police budget to other city services as part of an effort to ‘transform’ public safety in the city,” The Washington Post reported. “The controversial plan was approved unanimously as part of the city’s 2021 budget.”
The Daily Wire added a quote from the Associated Press to highlight the skyrocketing crime rates in that city:
The Associated Press reported:
Police have recorded 532 gunshot victims this year as of last Thursday, more than double the same period a year ago. Carjackings have also spiked to 375 so far this year, up 331% from the same period last year. Violent crimes have topped 5,100, compared with just over 4,000 for the same period in 2019.
Meanwhile, three of the members of the city council who voted to cut police funding hypocritically had private security paid for by taxpayers.
The New York Post provides the details:
Security for me but not for thee.
Three members of the Minneapolis City Council who voted to eliminate the local police force are being protected by a private security detail that costs taxpayers $4,500 a day.
News of the arrangement broke Friday, the same day the council voted 12-0 to abolish the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.