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From The Daily Mail:
Minneapolis is planning to spend $6.4million to hire dozens of police officers, at a time when some City Council members and activist groups have been advocating to replace the police department following the death of George Floyd.
The City Council voted unanimously Friday to approve the additional funding that police requested.
According to the Minneapolis Police Department, there are only 638 officers available to work, which is roughly 200 fewer than usual.
Here’s more from August 2020…
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 2, 2020
The worst thing that can happen right now is for liberal politicians to go after every single police department over the actions of one officer. But they’re going to do it anyway.
In Los Angeles, upwards of $150 million may soon be diverted from the LAPD. In Minneapolis, it could get even wilder.
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender’s tweet:
Yes. We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety. https://t.co/FCfjoPy64k
— Lisa Bender (@lisabendermpls) June 4, 2020
Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) commented, too…
The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform.
It’s time to disband them and reimagine public safety in Minneapolis.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 5, 2020
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