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Our Black News: What will be the results if the police are defunded in Mpls?

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After the death of George Floyd at the hand of Minneapolis Police, a movement started that put pressure on the Minneapolis city council to go into high-pandering mode by pushing through boutique resolutions like MPD can no longer choke suspects, which is already a part of POST training, and no a move to change the culture in the police department by a possible defunding and re-directing of funds. The president of the Urban League of the Twin Cities also felt this was rushed:

"Surveying the block, Steven Belton, president and CEO of the Urban League Twin Cities, noted a “significant, dramatic uptick” in violent crime since June 7, when nine Minneapolis City Council members publicly pledged support for defunding police. Belton called the move irresponsible, even as he supports transforming the department. He said those council members had not consulted with people who have a stake in the black community, particularly those on the North Side. Violent people “have used that sound bite — ‘defund the police’ — as an indication that there is no consequence, that there is no policing, and [concluded] that they are free to do whatever they want to do,” Belton said."

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Comment from the Star Tribune article: "I'm scared if you defund the police … Is it going to turn into World War III over here?"

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