Minneapolis’ left-wing, woke, city council was convinced that cutting police funding would actually reduce crime in their city. Of course, anyone with a lick of common sense knew how this was going to end.
Well, after cutting funding and bashing police, their officers started quitting, retiring or going on extended medical leave and crime was skyrocketing. With its police force sitting at 638 officers, down 200 from last year, the city council was forced to spend $6.4 million to recruit more police.
Over 150 of those missing cops are on extended medical and psychological leave.
Ian Cheong provided a graphic of news headlines showing the council’s slow slide into progressive insanity:
Breitbart provides more details:
The Democrat-run city of Minneapolis has been forced to spend $6.4 million to hire more cops.
The failed city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, has only 638 police officers available to do police work. That is a drop of some 200 from the recent norm.
Where did those 200 go? Some either quit or retired after the Democrat-run City Council promised to eliminate policing during weeks of violent riots led by the left-wing terrorists in Black Lives Matter and Antifa.