Minneapolis “Abolish Police” Movement Gains Veto-proof Majority
Written by Luis Miguel
The push to abolish the law-enforcement system in Minneapolis in the wake of George Floyd’s death has cleared a new hurdle, with nine of the city council’s 13 members giving a public pledge to “begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department.”
On Sunday afternoon, the nine city council members took to a stage at the city’s Powederhorn Park to support the advocacy group Black Visions Collective, which is calling for the end of MPD. Among the nine elected officials present at the event were Council President Lisa Bender, Vice President Andrea Jenkins, and Jeremiah Ellison — the son of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.
“Decades of police reform efforts have proved that the Minneapolis Police Department cannot be reformed and will never be accountable for its actions,” they said, reading off a prepared statement. “We are here today to begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department and creating a new, transformative model for cultivating safety in Minneapolis.”
Despite the fact that the lawmakers want to completely transform the way law enforcement works in Minneapolis, eliminating one of its most basic institutions, they themselves admitted that they’re unsure of what a replacement would actually look like.
“We recognize that we don’t have all the answers about what a police-free future looks like, but our community does,” they said. “We’re committed to engaging with every willing community member in the City of Minneapolis over the next year to identify what safety looks like for you.”
If the answer to what will replace the MPD lies in the community, the question to ask is: “What exactly lies in the community?”
Is it criminal gangs? Is it Black Lives Matter and Antifa? In the absence of police, these violence-wielding organizations will be perfectly positioned to fill the resultant power vacuum. Anarchy will give these left-wing street gangs control of the city.
That’s the unspoken aim of the forces behind the “police-free future,” which are in lockstep with the socialist and globalist movements.
Black Visions, for instance, which is “a Black, Trans, and Queer led organization in affiliation with the Black Lives Matter Global Network and the official chapter in Minnesota,” is funded by the Headwaters Foundation for Justice via its Democracy in Action Fund.
The Headwaters Foundation promotes various left-wing causes and partners with groups such as the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
For these groups, reform isn’t enough. They will not rest until the system has been completely transformed. The politicians they have on their side have made that clear.
“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety,” Bender has written.
“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” Jeremiah Ellison tweeted. “And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response.”
Black Visions asserts that MPD cannot be purged of its alleged racist abuses merely by reforms such as training and body cameras.
“We have never looked to the police for our safety,” said Kandace Montgomery, executive director of Black Visions.
Minneapolis’ liberal Mayor Jacob Frey opposes eliminating the police department entirely, though he says he is open to a “new transformative model.”
Last week, Black Visions led a protest that ended at Frey’s home. When they reached his residence, the mayor walked out and was asked if he would abolish the MPD.
“I do not support the full abolition of the police department,” he answered, prompting jeering and shouts of “Shame. Shame. Shame.”
Frey stated he would like to see changes to the police union contract (which is currently in negotiation) and to the arbitration process.
“I have tremendous faith in the police chief, [Medaria] Arradondo, and by channeling all of this anger and energy toward a full restructuring, we can give him, our first black police chief, the opportunity to remake this department in his image,” Frey said. “He has my full support. This is an opportunity to do it right.”
Yet the nine-member-strong support for abolishing police on the city council gives the effort sufficient clout to overcome Frey’s potential veto.
Linea Palmisano, a city council member who did not pledge to dismantle the police department, said, “I think we need to have a lot of discussion before” coming to a final decision on the MPD’s future.
In a Time magazine op-ed, fellow councilmember Steve Fletcher said a new public-safety agency should emphasize social work over policing, with social workers and EMTs being dispatched to situations to which police officers currently respond.
It’s a recipe for disaster. But because disaster is the perfect precursor to revolutionary socio-political change, disaster is precisely what they want.
Luis Miguel is a marketer and writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, the immigration crisis, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on Facebook, Twitter, Bitchute, and at luisantoniomiguel.com.
Courtesy of The New American