Minnesota gov. ’embarrassed’ that state hasn’t passed bill to defund police

Minnesota gov. ’embarrassed’ that state hasn’t passed bill to defund police
Minneapolis riots, May 2020. Via Reuters, YouTube

[Ed. – State Republicans have been intransigent, in spite of the hundreds of millions in losses to looting, arson, and vandalism.  You’d think they’d see the need by now to get cops off the street and just destroy the rest of the tax base.]

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz expressed his frustration Saturday after a weeks-long special session in the state’s Senate failed to pass a police reform bill.

The member of the state’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party said he was “embarrassed” a decision couldn’t be made after the death of George Floyd “and a national reckoning on race and police accountability.” …

Republicans rejected three proposals, according to FOX 9, including any defunding of the police, granting voting rights to felons and giving the Attorney General jurisdiction over police-involved deaths. …

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Walz said some legislators take the attitude of “their way or the highway, and that is not acceptable.”

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