Folks, Minneapolis dismantling its police department in favor of new community-based efforts is why Brandeis called states “the laboratories of democracy.” If the city’s experiment works—or doesn’t—other cities and even states can learn from Minneapolis’s example. This is good!— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) June 7, 2020
Could it be that geography wasn’t the problem in the first place? ? https://t.co/CRmLPc5sgf— ????? (@chngmyatagain) June 7, 2020
Property values just dropped about 1000%. https://t.co/afnuB6an5p— Ulfric (@Ulfric74) June 8, 2020
Here are the “anti-racism resources” being distributed “for white parents to raise anti-racist children.” Recommended materials include the NYT’s “1619 Project,” an Adam Serwer column, Kimberle Crenshaw’s “Intersectionality Matters!” podcast, and a book called “White Fragility” pic.twitter.com/MTZJSQFk5E— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) June 7, 2020
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey showed up today at the protests. He was asked if he would commit to abolishing/defunding the police. Incredible to witness crowd hold him directly accountable. Man did a literal walk of shame. pic.twitter.com/v645mfIZHt— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) June 6, 2020
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey….bruh. pic.twitter.com/vpX7jFNSPb— Chad Prather (@WatchChad) June 7, 2020
In my opinion, every anarchist and progressive who has supported dismantling the police should be forced to live in Minneapolis.
“MINNEAPOLIS — Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council — a veto-proof majority — pledged on Sunday to dismantle the Police Department, promising to create a new system of public safety in a city where law enforcement has long been accused of racism.
Saying that the city’s policing system could not be reformed, the council members stood before hundreds of people gathered late in the day on a grassy hill and promised to begin the process of taking apart the Police Department as it now exists.
For activists who have been pushing for years for drastic changes to policing, the move represented a turning point that they hope will lead to a transformation of public safety in the city.
“It shouldn’t have taken so much death to get us here,” Kandace Montgomery, the director of Black Visions Collective, said from the stage at the rally. “We’re safer without armed, unaccountable patrols supported by the state hunting black people.” …”
I suppose this is good news for Trump.
He nearly won Minnesota in the 2016 election. If it were not for Evan McMullin, he would have won the state. This is going to be a fiasco.