When it comes to improving our public safety and providing resources needed to law enforcement so they can keep their communities safe, defunding the police is a complete non-starter.
While we are pleased Minneapolis voters rejected this radical movement, the reality is their campaign isn’t going away. We must pay attention to radical policies that will continue to emanate from City Hall that indeed defund and dismantle the police department, regardless of a failed ballot measure.
Remember this story, highlighting that – during an epidemic of violent crimes – the city of Minneapolis is attempting to balance its city budget by offering incentives to police officers to retire early.
That is just one example.
Despite last night’s vote, there are approximately 200 vacancies in an 800-person Minnesota police force. Are they filling them? Can they fill them? Do they want to fill them??
Be vigilant, Minnesotans.
Yes, the defund police ballot measure failed Tuesday. But the radical and senseless effort to defund our police continues.