Minneapolis City Council voted in a 12-0 decision to abolish police in the city. Their vote is not final and must go to a ballot for public voting in November. Even if police in Minneapolis ultimately do not get abolished, the stance of the City Council is crystal clear. They are not fans of nor do they want the Minneapolis Police Departement to exist.
Therein Lies The Rub
But there’s a problem. Three Minneapolis City Council members elected to hire private security on the taxpayers’ dime. The cost of this private security? Four thousand, five hundred dollars PER DAY. Which equates to over $1.6 million dollars per year. And, again, this is the cost for three people, not the entirety of the Minneapolis City Council.
On the bright side, the private security monies won’t go to protect the City Council President who famously said something along the lines of “calling the police comes from a place of privilege” live on CNN with Brook Baldwin. The money will, however, go to protect at least two very interesting people.
One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other
Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunningham, and Alondra Cano will all have a private security detail. Outrage and a general questioning of the decision are explained as necessary due to pre-existing security concerns. Jenkins is a transgender woman and Cunningham is a transgender man. They both complain about death threats. Minneapolis Police Department says they have no record of such threats.
Nobody who voted for the current city council, and mayor, and everyone else in charge politically in Minneapolis, Minnesota should be surprised at their current state of affairs. Black Lives Matter has essentially taken the city over. In ways both physically and mentally. Regular, law-abiding citizens are left powerless due to uncaring, strange politicians who are only interested in protecting themselves.
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