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Sheriff in George Floyd Case Blows Up BLM and Leftists with the Truth About Minneapolis Crime

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In the wake of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody last year, anti-policing madness has taken hold of the mainstream American left.

During a June 10 interview on Minneapolis news outlet WCCO-AM, Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson was asked about the policing crisis currently going on in the city.

“They’re facing a crisis that nobody wants to talk about,” Hutchinson told WCCO’s Mike Max.

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“There’s not enough cops to properly police Minneapolis at this point,” he said.

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Nevertheless, Hutchinson maintained that while the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is doing what it can to help out Minneapolis police, the problem they’re facing right now — a shortage of men and women entering the law enforcement profession — is nationwide.

“We need people and again, I think the pendulum will shift a little bit when this crime is even more out of control and we realize that, without proper policing and sheriff’s office deputies and other public safety, you know, we can’t, it is going to start affecting how we go to dinner, how we go to the Twins games, etc.,” Hutchinson said.

“We need public support now more than ever. We realize we’re not perfect, we make mistakes, but if we want a better police we have to train them better, hire better candidates, and right now it tough to hire the best candidates when there’s half the people applying that they used to apply.”

“We’re in a time, we’re in a transition here that we need public support, we need people to apply for these jobs and we’ll get back there.”

The sheriff is exactly right.

The truth about crime in Minneapolis is quite simple: The more city authorities hamstring the police force, the more prevalent violent crime is going to become.

In the year since Floyd’s death and subsequent rise of the far-left Black Lives Matter movement, the City Council has implemented various policies that have essentially knee-capped the Minneapolis Police Department.

For example, on April 16, the council passed a resolution banning methods of crowd control such as tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray.

In an even more egregious example, on Dec. 10, the City Council passed a budget that cut $8 million from the department’s budget.

And, in what is perhaps the worst example, some members of the council are seeking to get a proposal to abolish the city’s police department on the ballot in November.

Those decisions have been followed by a rapid skyrocketing of violent crime in Minneapolis, which — quite laughably — led to the council begging for police to stop the crime wave.

Unfortunately, because of how crime is trending not only in Minneapolis but also in many of the country’s most prominent cities run by left-wing politicians, it’s quite likely that Hutchinson’s prediction will come true.

When it comes to the crime problem, things are going to continue to get worse before they get better.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Off-Duty Firefighter Jumped by Mob Who Tell Him It's 'Fight Night' Before Brutal Beating

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Asking for a little old-fashioned respect can be the prelude to a beatdown in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City. The New York Post has released video of a Friday night incident in which a rabid mob of teenagers surrounded and then attacked an off-duty firefighter as he walked his dog near his home in the borough of Queens. Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa, who founded the civic protection group the Guardian Angels in 1979, posted the video to Twitter. Warning: The following video contains graphic images and language that some readers will find disturbing. Last night in Middle Village a mob of kids attacked a man who asked them to stop blasting fireworks. #NYPD from the 104th precinct were there but did nothing. The community reached out to #NYC Mayoral candidate #CurtisSliwa & the #GuardianAngels to find these vicious teens pic.twitter.com/uVJkBUJ0L1 — Curtis Sliwa for NYC Mayor (@CurtisSliwa) July 24, 2021 The 44-year-old victim, whose name was not released by the Post, said he is among those who have objected to the deterioration of his community,  and taken the dangerous stand of telling teenagers to behave as if rules really mattered. Retribution for preaching civility arrived Friday night. “There were at least 100 kids … I was walking my dog. They just picked me out and approached me,” the firefighter told the Post in a Saturday interview. “One kid took his shirt off and said, ‘it’s fight night!’ He said he was 19 and said, ‘I could fight you.’ Everyone took their cell phones out. There were cell phones everywhere,” the victim said. “They all came at me…A kid came up behind me and hit me in the back of the head with a bottle and I let go of the dog,” he said. With the dog barking…

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Olympic Cyclist Celebrates Victory as She Crosses the Finish Line, Then Learns a Gold Medal Isn't Coming

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Neither the gold medal winner nor the woman who celebrated when she thought she had won could quite believe the results of the women’s Olympic bicycle road race on Sunday. Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten put on a massive gold medal-worthy display of victory as she crossed the finish line. But there was one catch. Anna Keisenhofer of Austria had been so far ahead of the rest of the pack that two minutes before van Vleuten had celebrated her finish, Keisenhofer had already had won the race,  according to Cycling News. Van Vleuten waved her arms in triumph and embraced members of her team, only to learn the truth after someone knowing the facts poured cold water on the celebration. Olympics: Van Vleuten celebrates but mistakes silver for goldhttps://t.co/2twUgBGbht #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/fV1qpmtfiw — Cyclingnews.com (@Cyclingnewsfeed) July 25, 2021 “I didn’t know. I was wrong. I didn’t know,” she said. “This is an example (of what happens) if you ride an important race like this without communication. All World Tour races have communication, and now it’s the three of us standing here and wondering who has actually won,” van Vleuten said, referring to teammates Marianne Vos and Anna van der Breggen, according to CNN. In most races, cyclists are in radio communication with their teams, but that is not allowed in the Olympics. “I’m gutted about that, of course,” she said. Although the realization that she had not won a gold medal hurt, van Vleuten said winning a silver medal remained an achievement. “I’m really proud of the medal, because I did not have an Olympic medal. It’s also a silver medal with a shine on it, because I felt super good today,” said van Vleuten. “My goal was to be at my best-ever level here, and I think I nailed that. It’s…

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