Defund The Police Is A Bust: City Of Minneapolis Is Desperate Spending Big Bucks To Get More Cops

So much for hiring social workers, what’s going on in Minneapolis is beyond parody after they voted to disband the police, they are giving them more money. 

The same city council that voted to disband the police department has voted unanimously to spend an additional $6.4 million to hire more police officers. 

After the death of George Floyd the city of Minneapolis went crazy. Activists burned downed the 3rd precent, violent riots destroyed the city, and the far left city council voted to disband the police department. 

Numerous officers were placed on extended medical leave after being injured and several officers are suffering from PTSD. On top of that, an unprecedented number of officers have quit leaving the department short 200 officers. 

Minneapolis police reported that they started the year with 817 officers, 60 less than last year. Only 638 are able to work after officers retired, resigned, and another 155 are on extended medical leave. 

Since the George Floyd riots violent crime in the city has spiked, neighborhoods have erected gates and checkpoints to keep safe. 

Minneapolis is hoping that by the end of 2021 they will have 674 active officers and an additional 28 going through the hiring process. 

From the StarTribune:

On Friday, the council approved the funding without any discussion, though Council Member Jeremy Schroeder did ask the mayor earlier in the meeting for more details about police officer discipline.

Earlier this week, ahead of the final City Council vote, Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced that they were making changes to the hiring process.

Minneapolis police plan to update the application for recruits to include additional questions about whether they have ever lived in Minneapolis, whether they have degrees in criminology, social work, psychology or counseling, and whether they volunteer or participate in programs like the Police Activities League.

Defund the police may have felt good to say but the cost was catastrophic. 

Star Tribune