UH-OH Defund The Police Efforts Just Backfired Neighborhood Takes City To Court

It’s absolutely outrageous what’s going on in Minneapolis, the home of the defund the police movement.

Residents of the Jordan neighborhood in North Minneapolis are fed up and are taking the city to court.

“Every single night on any block in this neighborhood you can hear gunshots! Every single freaking night!” resident Cathy Spann told CBS Minnesota on Monday.

In court, Spann along with seven other neighbors is asking a judge for assistance.

“We didn’t get anything we think from the city, and their affidavits they provided or today in court that would actually indicate that they have enough police on the force to keep Minneapolis safe, according to the city charter,” said attorney James Dickey.

The charter for the city of Minneapolis says that a minimum of 753 police officers are needed to protect residents and the city refuses to divulge how many officers they currently have.

Dickey is also representing former city council member Don Samuels and his wife who were furious at city attorneys that told the judge, “the lawsuit has no standing because none of the plaintiffs have been hit by gunfire.”

“To get standing we need to take a bullet, right? We’ve seen our neighbors take bullets. We know the 20 year old, we know the six month old who’s in the car when her mom gets shot up,” Sondra commented.

Shortly after the death of George Floyd, the city council unanimously approved to defund the police and dissolve the police department. After that crime rose 20 percent, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.

Residents are blaming the city council for the violence and rise in crime.

“We walked outside and I pulled this bullet out of my house. Out of my home, out of my siding,” Neighbor and plaintiff Jon Lundberg explained.

The Minneapolis Police Department has seen a mass exodus since the riots that occurred over the summer. As bad as I feel for these residents, I would be interested in their voting history. Minneapolis is a deep blue town and city council members and the mayor had to be voted in.

Lastly, anyone else notice the little pipsqueak of a mayor has been really quiet lately?

Progressives promise a utopia but they deliver chaos.

CBS Minnesota