[Ed. – If you’re not out already, your property value is plunging by the second.]
The Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted on Friday to abolish the Police Department and replace the law enforcement agency with “a community-led public safety system.” For communities its size, Minneapolis has one of the highest crime rates in the nation.
The 13-member city council, comprised of [sic] 12 Democrats and one Green Party member, voted to begin a year-long process of engaging “with every willing community member in Minneapolis” to come up with a new public safety model, Reuters reported. The council also established a new workgroup to deliver recommendations by July 24 on how to transform the city’s public safety system.
On Sunday, a veto-proof majority of Minneapolis City Council members announced their intention to defund and disband the city’s police department following the death of George Floyd and subsequent riots.