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Are Blue Lives Worth Protecting? — An Opinion Piece

According to Rasmussen Reports, 59% of voters…

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According to Rasmussen Reports, 59% of voters surveyed think there is a war against police going on in the United States. Also, 68% of voters are concerned that these deadly attacks will cause a shortage of police officers. The ratio of those who are concerned to those who are not concerned is more than two to one, and 44% of those concerned are very concerned. 

This “defund the police” movement started in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd. On Friday, June 12, 2020, 18 days after his death, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a resolution to replace the police department with a community-led public safety system. 

Here is the headline from MPR by Brandt Williams, “With violent crime on the rise in Mpls., City Council asks, ‘Where are the police?’” What is it like living in Minneapolis, which in a word is more “dangerous” than just a year ago? CBS News reports that Minneapolis is now among the top 20 most dangerous cities in America.

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Mayor Jacob Frey announced last week that two more people were killed over the past weekend? This year, there have been 42 homicides, which is more than double the killing rate of just last year at the same time. Robberies are up 53% in central downtown.

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Mayor Frey also announced that 288 people had been shot and wounded, with that count 121 more than for the same period last year. The mayor pointed out that the active police force had declined from 850 to about 650 officers.
 
Minneapolis city councilors told the city police chief Tuesday that their residents feel “terrorized.” They say police are “nowhere to be seen,” months after the police killing of George Floyd set off protests against police brutality.

The Minneapolis City Council called on Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to address constituents’ reports of increased street racing, carjacking, robberies, assaults and shootings.

Councilmember Phillipe Cunningham criticized his fellow city councilors during the meeting, accusing them of contradicting previous statements when they called for the department to be dismantled. 

Minneapolis city councilors told the city police chief Tuesday that their residents feel “terrorized” and say police are “nowhere to be seen” months after the police killing of George Floyd set off protests against police brutality. The Minneapolis City Council called on Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo to address constituents’ reports of increased street racing, carjacking, robberies, assaults and shootings.

During the two-hour meeting, several council members, including Council President Lisa Bender, said residents have complained that officers on the ground have said they will not enforce laws or make arrests.
 
Arradondo, who has served as chief since 2017, called the comments “troubling to hear” and promised to discuss the issue with the precincts’ commanders and heads. “We need to make sure that our communities know that we are going to be there, that we’re going to be responsive,” the chief said. “We’ve taken an oath to do that.”

Council Member Jamal Osman said his constituents ask, “Where are the police?” and inform him that calls to police are going unanswered. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen,” Osman said.

The Minneapolis Police Department’s crime data shows a rise in assaults, robberies, and homicides, as well as property crimes and arson, Minnesota Public Radio reported. More homicides have taken place in the city in the first nine months of 2020 than all of 2019. The police chief said, “The department is responding by adding more officers to patrol and investigations and attempting to suppress robberies.” 

But council members told Arradondo that officers are saying they’re overworked and understaffed. The chief said about 200 officers have left the department this year, more than double the usual amount who step down or are inactive every year. 

Councilmember Phillipe Cunningham criticized his fellow city councilors during the meeting. He accused them of contradicting previous statements when they called for the department to be dismantled. “I am sort of flabbergasted as right now his colleagues, who a very short time ago were calling for the abolition of the police, are now suggesting we should be putting more resources and funding into MPD.”

Were you really surprised when CHOP took over downtown Seattle, creating the new socialist environment, and within weeks, people were being shot behind the barricades? Councilmember Cummingham wonders why crime is up? Why are people being shot and killed in his city by record numbers? 

The answer is simple: the idea that we can have an orderly society without law and order isn’t viable because people die under the Minneapolis defund plan. Continue to defund the police and watch the City of Minneapolis move closer to number 1 on murders. Don’t be surprised if continuing to defund the police means that the city council will be the subject of lawsuits for wrongful death for every person that dies. 

Dan Perkins is a published author of 4 novels on nuclear and biological terrorism against the United States and is a current events commentator for over 20 news blogs. He appears on radio and TV between 40 and 60 times a month, depending on the news cycles, and on about 1,400 radio stations and TV networks. He is either a guest host or host on 4 weekly syndicated talk shows. Dan’s newest show is called “America’s Cannabis Conversation” on the W420radionetwork.com, a new show that broadcasts Saturday each week at 4:20 PM local time. More information on Perkins can be found at his web site danperkins.guru.

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Anti-Trump Rioters Pummel ‘Jews For Trump’ Convoy In NYC With Objects

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A group of angry anti-Trump rioters took it upon themselves to express their hatred for the president by physically assaulting a “Jews for Trump” convoy in New York City on Sunday, blocking cars participating in the event and throwing objects at them. “According to the police, the pro-Trump caravan passed through Times Square, where it converged with a group of anti-Trump protesters who had marched from Brooklyn,” The New York Times wrote in their report on the incident. “The cars in the convoy were then blocked by counterprotesters, and some drivers got out of their cars to confront the anti-Trump demonstrators.” Here’s more from The Daily Wire: Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani was near the action and had his car attacked by the violent activists. Giuliani told The New York Times that the incident represented a microcosm of the type of America that voters will be choosing in next month’s election. “I would love to have had a campaign commercial of it and put it on in the middle of America and say, ‘Who would you prefer for the next four years?’” he said. “This group of foul-mouthed people who don’t seem to have a vocabulary beyond three words, or these very nice Jewish people who are driving in the car and not saying anything back and not doing anything other than exercising their right to say they’re for Donald Trump.” Journalist Andy Ngo, a reporter who testified in front of the U.S. Senate this year on Antifa, shared videos on Twitter of the violence. “Antifa black bloc rioters attack the ‘Jews for Trump’ caravan participants in Manhattan,” Ngo posted on social media. “The Village People is blasting in the background.” https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1320437023895793664 Ngo posted up another clip with the following caption: “Black bloc person who punches a ‘Jews for Trump’ caravan…

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Trump And Pence Whirl Through Key States In Final Week Of Campaign; Biden Schedules No Events

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We are only a week away from casting our ballots for the most critical presidential race in the nation’s history. With time winding down, you’d think that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would be out and about, stumping in every major state possible to help rally support for the big vote. Nope. Apparently, he’s called a “lid” until the election. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have hit the road so to speak, whirling through key states to drum up support for November 3rd. via Fox News: The Trump campaign has frequently taken aim at Biden for his lack of campaign events — Trump has dubbed his Democratic opponent “basement Joe” — and reiterated that criticism on Monday. “No events for Joe Biden today???” Jason Miller, a senior adviser for the Trump campaign, tweeted. “He’s lid crazy!” (Calling a lid refers to a candidate or campaign indicating to the press that they will not hold any more events, typically for the remainder of day). https://twitter.com/JasonMillerinDC/status/1320703937272578048 Although the Biden campaign has not advertised any campaign events on Monday, the candidate is expected to visit several swing states in the days ahead, starting with a visit to Georgia on Tuesday. So what does it matter that Biden doesn’t have any sort of events planned? It all ties back in to whether or not the former vice president is in good enough health, both physically and mentally, to discharge the duties of the office should he be elected. When a candidate avoids holding events as much as Biden has, it sends the message that he doesn’t have the energy level to run a robust campaign. The lack of enthusiasm seems to indicate he’s not got what it takes to run our country. And lots of folks already think he has dementia due…

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