AP featured image
Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning Minneapolis 3rd Police Precinct, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The BLM and other radical folks pushing for defunding police departments across the country were celebrating tonight after a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council said they would work to disband the police department in the city.

Nine City Council members indicated their support at a protest in a park in Minneapolis.

From Fox News:

KARE listed Council President Lisa Bender, VP Andrea Jenkins and Councilmembers Alondra Cano, Jeremiah Ellison, Steve Fletcher, Phillipe Cunningham, Cam Gordon and Jeremy Schroeder as attending the event, most of whom took turns to address the gathered crowd. Ellison is the son of state Attorney General Keith Ellison. Most members of the city council belonged to the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party. [….]

“Our commitment is to end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department,” Bender said. “It is clear that our system of policing is not keeping our communities safe. Our efforts at incremental reform have failed, period.”

Because the city council has 13 members that’s a guaranteed majority, assuming they all continued to hold that sentiment during a vote.

Translation: they have no idea what they are doing besides trying to assuage the protesters and they don’t know what will replace police.

What lesson do you think that teaches people? Basically, burn down the neighborhood and politicians will give you what you want. Let’s check:

So they’re basically saying protesters burned things down and it worked! The City Council just gave a reward to the bad behavior in addition to making a completely insane decision.

Reminder of some of what they did:

But even saying they intended to disband the police and divert the money to other causes wasn’t enough. It’s never enough for leftists.

Folks thought the City Council had just thrown their city under a bus.