Remember when Minneapolis voted to defund the police after the George Floyd riots? The backlash led to 200 police officers leaving the force and the city council voting to defund the police department and transition to a Department of Public Safety.
In the months that followed that vote, the city devolved into a chaos. In 2020, crime in Minneapolis soared. There were 532 gunshot victims, more than double over the previous year. Carjacking cases soared to 331 percent over the previous year, while violent crimes topped 5,100, compared to just over 4,000 for the same period in 2019, according to city statistics.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported, “In the months since then, some residents have begged city leaders to hire additional officers, saying they’re waiting longer for responses to emergency calls amid a dramatic uptick in violent crime.” The situation has led to a need to increase funding toward new police hires rather than replacing law enforcement with public safety officers.
The news was noted by Texas Governor Greg Abbott as well. He tweeted, “Looks like defunding police didn’t go well in Minneapolis. Now they’re spending $6.4M to recruit more police officers. It won’t go well in Texas either. That’s why I want legislation preventing cities from defunding police.”
Texas Governor Abbott wasn’t the only one who noticed the Minnesota city leaders waiving of the white flag of defeat. Watch this interview by Fox News with a former NYPD leader who has a lot to say about the Democrats scam on the city that led to complete chaos in the community.