Amendment To Defund The Minneapolis Police Blocked From Ballot

Amendment To Defund The Minneapolis Police Blocked From Ballot
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Unfavorable news emerged for the radical socialists that control the Minneapolis City Council as they face an extreme blow in their efforts to defund and dismantle the Police City Department.

In a severe counter to those who would put the lives of innocent people at the mercy of thugs and criminals by uprooting the law enforcement, the Charter Commission blocked the amendment from placing it in the November ballot.

Minneapolis centered the explosion of total ruckus and violence, which has spread to other democrat-lead cities across the nation following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a rogue cop.

Rather than accusing the rioters of the total destruction, the Minneapolis City Council blamed it all on the cops and preferred to implement the Rahm Emanuel option of never letting a good crisis “go to waste” by choosing the possibility of getting rid of police system from the city.

Finally, the sensible took the matters in their hands when the so-called “Socialists” tried to push it to get on the ballot box.

The Wall Street Journal reports, “Minneapolis Push to ‘Defund,’ Overhaul Police Department Is Killed for Now”:

A Minneapolis commission scuttled any chance of letting voters decide in November whether to replace the city’s Police Department, dealing a setback to the City Council’s signature effort to overhaul public safety in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.

The Minneapolis Charter Commission, a state agency that oversees the city charter and whose members are appointed by a district court judge, voted 10 to 5 to continue to study the amendment for another 90 days as allowed under state law, missing the deadline for a November vote.

“I think we should take extra time,” said Barry Clegg, chairman of the Minneapolis Charter Commission, in an interview before the vote on Wednesday. “I don’t think it’s gotten enough discussion or input, including from the communities it was designed to protect.”

City Council members said ahead of the meeting that they would be disappointed if the commission tabled the measure, effectively putting off any vote on the proposal till November 2021.

This particular news just came after the Minneapolis PD advised the residents to comply or surrender when confronted by criminals and robbers.

Angry socialists in the City Council of Minneapolis were infuriated on the Charter Commission for keeping the amendment off the ballot.

“It is not our legacy to use bureaucratic processes to circumvent the people in an attempt to ‘protect’ voters from themselves,” said Council Member Jeremiah Ellison. “That is not democracy. In a democracy, the people decide. But I guess today the Charter Commission decided otherwise.”

The current proposal calls for the removal of a provision of City’s Charter that vouched on maintaining a Police Department with a minimum number of force based on its population. A Department of Community Safety and Violence Prevention that would follow a “holistic, public health-oriented approach” will replace the former.

According to Charter Commissioner Andrew Kozak, the proposal lacks enough information for the voters.

“We have an obligation to make sure that what is going on the ballot gives the voters an informed choice, that they can make a decision in a thoughtful way,” he said.

The socialists members of City Council sent a letter to the commission very recently ensuring that they “expect the transformed system to include law enforcement as part of a multi-faceted approach to public safety” in an effort to have the proposal approved.

“The Minneapolis City Council is not asking you to put police abolition on the ballot, nor does the amendment propose this,” they wrote. “We are asking you to let Minneapolis vote on a new framework for public safety that aligns with the State of Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety.”