“In September, 26 residents of north Minneapolis signed a letter that asked the governor to use state police or the National Guard to assist the Minneapolis Police Department in fighting a persistent crime epidemic. The letter described north Minneapolis as a “war zone” and blasted Mayor Jacob Frey and the Minneapolis City Council for failing to properly address it, hence the appeal to Gov. Walz.”Read more
“MINNEAPOLIS -- Minneapolis is planning to spend $6.4 million to hire dozens of police officers, at a time when some City Council members and activist groups have been advocating to replace the police department following George Floyd’s death.”Read more
'It looks like a war zone:' Minneapolis developers shy away from city projects after unrest and calls to 'defund the police'
Downtown Minneapolis is a ghost town. “Developers have long had challenges navigating the aggressively liberal agenda of the Minneapolis City Council, but for some, the move to cut police funding was the last straw.”Read more
"A district court judge rejected Minneapolis’ request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by eight residents who believe the city has failed to adequately staff its police department."
"In a Friday ruling, Hennepin County District Court Judge Jamie Anderson said the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Jacob Frey “have no authority to divert funds from the Minneapolis Police Department if they have not met their public duty to fund a police force of at least 0.0017 employees per resident,” as mandated by the City Charter."
A thank you to Alpha News and The Upper Midwest Law Center.Read more
“MINNEAPOLIS — Susie was as prepared as anyone can be when she was surrounded by four teens, beaten, robbed, and carjacked.”Read more
While some of this is old news, Minneapolis does not seem any safer today than it was in June. Enjoy the videos.
More Training for You Mr. Mayor! Give Me Twenty, Mr. Mayor!
“ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - Gov. Tim Walz called for mandatory training for Minnesota’s mayors on the National Guard’s processes in the wake of rioting in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Walz administration recently accused Mayor Jacob Frey of not taking the training, although the National Guard could not definitely say whether Frey attended training.”
“The Minneapolis Downtown Council business association is trying to get a message to City Hall: the rhetoric about dismantling the police force has already killed some real estate deals and has many downtown companies now looking to move to the suburbs.”
Not very Good news. Thank you, Center of the American Experiment.Read more
“A Minneapolis manufacturing company has decided to leave the city, with the company's owner saying he can't trust public officials who allowed his plant to burn during the recent riots. The move will cost the city about 50 jobs.”Read more
“Rioters torching whole sections of your city are not protesters. Many are professional agitators from out of town. Locals who loot stores are opportunists, many of them career criminals. The city’s message took zero notice of these elementary realities.”
We should add, that from arrest records a few professional agitators are from out of town.Read more