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
The Minneapolis City Council voted to cut $8 million from the police budget and reinvest $2 million community safety and mental health programs last year. Debates over more comprehensive police defunding proposals continue, while voters could weigh in on the issue in November if petitioners are successful in their effort to put a proposal replace the police with a “department of public safety” makes it on the ballot.
Meanwhile, the number of Minneapolis Police Department officers has dropped by a third, while violent crimes have been surging in the city. …
On Sunday, Frey called on state and federal agencies to help the understaffed Minneapolis Police Department combat the city’s surge in violent crime. Police statistics indicate that murders and non-fatal shootings have more than doubled over the past year, while carjacking incidents have tripled, according to KMSP. Frey cited the increase while reiterating his opposition to police defunding on Monday. …”
Jacob Frey, the progressive lightweight who is the mayor of Minneapolis, recently had to call in the state and the feds for help.
“MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Minneapolis is relying on outside help to deal with a surge in violent crime because the city’s police department is so short-staffed and crime has risen so quickly.
Mayor Jacob Frey acknowledged Sunday that Minneapolis Police can’t handle the situation alone. The city is getting support from the Minnesota State Patrol, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and federal investigators, he said.
“Safety has to be a priority within the city. Given some of the attrition that we’ve seen over the last year, these resources are going to be really, really critical,” Frey said.
More than 200 officers, nearly one-third of the force have left Minneapolis Police in the year since George Floyd’s murder. The wave of departures came as the City Council debated a major restructuring of the police department.
Frey has proposed new spending to replace the officers who have left, but several council members oppose the plan. …”
What about all the people who have been shot and killed since George Floyd died in Minneapolis and the police gave up? Will anyone say their names? Does Black Lives Matter or the corporate media give a shit?