The city of Minneapolis has just informed its residents to prepare themselves to be robbed and give up their property because they are going to defund the police.
The statement released by the city informed resident in the 3rd Precinct Police area – the station that was burned down during the George Floyd riots – that in the month of July there have been 100 robberies and 20 carjackings.
The city decided to provide residents with tips one of them is “be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet.” Also, when you are being robbed – because the city is abolishing the police department – just do as the robber says.
Here’s the not cropped, unmarked version of that message pic.twitter.com/Dpf1nqRknc
— Kyle Hooten (@KyleHooten2) August 1, 2020
The Minneapolis Charter Commission struck a huge blow to the extremists occupying Minneapolis city hall. An 8-6 vote rejected a ballot referendum asking voters to remove the charter that the city needed to have a police department.
The charter commission is concerned about the rise in violence in the city. “They are intent on defunding the police,” Commissioner Matt Perry said of the City Council. “So I think having the provision in the charter to have a minimum number of officers and employees in the department is a wise one at this time.”
In the meantime, Minneapolis city police are struggling to deal with the violence in the city.
The police department has lost 10% of its force since the death of George Floyd. Forty police officers have resigned and 75 have taken medical leave for post-traumatic stress after dealing with the riots.
MPD is expecting to lose a third of its workforce by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, gun violence is through the roof according to the Star Tribune:
Though total reported crimes were down 31% in June and 4% by July’s end, gunfire incidents, which tie up multiple squads, soared 224% and 166% during the same period, according to MPD records.
More recently, the city’s South Side has been hit with a string of armed robberies and carjackings, which police say are the work of the same crew. The Third Precinct recorded 100 robberies and 20 carjackings in the month of July alone.
Meanwhile, police stops are down more than 50% each of the last two months.
This is what happens when you defund the police, a city prepares you to be robbed.