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In the City Where the 3rd Precinct Burned After George Floyd Died of Fentanyl Overdose, Minneapolis Voters Reject Ballot Question to Eliminate City's Police Department
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Previously on SBPDL: “Revolution by Day, Devolution by Night”: Violence, Shootings, Murder, Mayhem Mark Life in the George Floyd Square (Autonomous Zone) in Minneapolis

In the city where the burning of the 3rd Precinct in late May 2020 set in motion the “racial reckoning” across America, citizens of Minneapolis decided to reject a world without police. [Minneapolis police ballot question rejected by voters,, November 2, 2021]:

Minneapolis voters struck down a proposed charter amendment that would have eliminated the city’s police department and replaced it with a public safety agency.

Fifty-seven percent of voters voted “no” versus 43 percent for “yes” on the ballot question, which asked if the city charter should be amended to remove the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a Department of Public Safety. The proposed charter amendment would have eliminated the minimum police staffing requirement as well as the position of police chief.

The charter amendment was drafted in response to calls to defund or dismantle the police department following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. It has received national attention and was fought in the courts. Millions of dollars were raised and spent by both supporters and opponents of the proposed charter amendment leading up to Election Day.

The place you could equate with “ground zero” for the reckoning combatting white iniquity decided to reject the call to eliminate the police department… is this a moment you could state is where the pendulum toward law and order started?

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  1. Wokechoke says:

    I just noticed that the black mayor and police chief are trying to claim that the Astroworld stampede was caused by some mystery person running around with a hypodermic needle full of fentanyl/polonium/meth whatever. maybe it was the KKK or Russians? Such bullshit.

    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  2. Wokechoke says:

    Troy Finner just started a voodoo explanation for astroworld stampede. He’s making sure he can’t get fired.

  3. This just may be a turning point.

    And if so, we need to continue putting the pressure on.

    And regardless, we still continue putting the pressure on. There are a lot of people who are waking up and joining the fight.

    Time to De-Fund Black Run America!

    • Replies: @SMK
  4. Don’t worry McDonald’s will be releasing the McFloyd burger along with the McRib. oooga boooga

    • Replies: @usNthem
  5. Maybe the pendulum is swinging toward sanity.

    If George Floyd had been exiled to Africa, nobody would have cared if he lived or died.

  6. “. . is this a moment you could state is [sic] where the pendulum toward law and order started?

    No, it is only the moment that a whole lot of the above average people from Lake Wo-be-gone pulled their collective thumbs out out of their collective asses and started scratching their collective little pointy PMC heads. They’ll come up with some new group-think thought paradigm to explain all of this and Minneapolis will burn again soon. The Obama III administration still has three plus years to go.

    • Agree: Female in FL
  7. usNthem says:

    Along with special fentanyl fries!

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  8. usNthem says:

    Even the most moronic of libtards generally know the score when it comes to joggers and their genetic behaviors – especially if they live around them. However, they just can’t bring their egalitarian selves to articulate it, so there are a lot of conflicting emotions rattling around in their largely hollow melons.

    And no, I don’t believe for a minute this is the beginning of a return to sanity and law and order. Things will have to get much worse for that to happen, unfortunately.

  9. …following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020.

    Parroting the corrupt verdict of a kangaroo court must stop.

    Saint Floyd was a menacing blight on humanity, who killed himself by swallowing his stash.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  10. I can see how abolishing the PD is a good idea. The reason why a 9-1-1 caller has to wait 3 hours (on-hold!) for an officer to show up is because taxes imposed for “public safety” are like taxes imposed for schools, roads, and every other form of public purpose: a big load of CRAP. Politicians skim the money and use it to fund their schemes and pet projects. Whatever money finds its way to the “essential service” goes primarily to pay for the salaries and (especially pension) benefits of the bureaucrats involved with the programs.

    Trickle-down government.

    But like this ballot question shows, simply abolishing a [police] bureaucracy would not help taxpayers in the slightest: the politicians would simply find another program to spend the money on, e.g. Dept of Public Safety. The key is to abolish, replace with nothing, and REBATE the freed-up, budget money to taxpayers.

    In the case of police power, armed, deputized private citizens would be more than happy to bring in the bad guys. In the case of schools, it’s obvious that any number of private alternatives would flourish.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  11. Bite Moi says:

    So,i’m not the only one who found this laughable.Free fentanyl at nog concert instead of free bullets???

  12. Bite Moi says:
    @Mr. Rational

    Mr. Rational——–There Is No Pendulum In Blue Cities. THAT back and forth is the remaining taxpayer’s being screwed.

  13. Very disappointing. I wanted those vile and stupid liberals to,you might say,shoot themselves in the foot.

  14. AnalogMan says:

    No, this is not a sign that the pendulum has started swinging back. It’s not even a sign that it has stopped swinging at all. It still has a way to go before then. Don’t get complacent.

  15. RickVinas says:

    We take the wrong lesson from this if we don’t notice that 43% (!) voted to eliminate police. A 57% victory points to how truly divided we are when 43% want to do without police over the death of a career criminal.

    • Agree: Listener
    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  16. This just proves beyond any doubt that the average ‘voter’ is stupid.

    The police did nothing to prevent, or in any meaningful way, tamp down the violence, looting and general mayhem. They were, and are, as useless as teats on a bull. This is almost always true under almost all circumstances. The only exception is when some fat slob cop happens upon a crime by accident and he actually takes the donut out of his mouth to do something about it. Now, if it involves running after some skinny hood rat, you can forget about any capture. Has anyone seen anything other than an overweight cop in the last 10 years?

    The citizenry needs to be armed so that both criminal populations, the street thug and the political class, are on notice that there’s a new sheriff in town and it’s the bulk of the population.

    I just want someone to explain how it is right and proper for the master criminals in the society, the gov’t, to anoint the dregs of the society, the cops, the right to be armed when the decent people have that natural right taken away from them by using the scum cops to enforce the ban. How does this make any sense to anyone?

  17. At various times over the last few decades, I thought the pendulum was swinging back, but it turned out that it wasn’t. It was just a slight bump in the road for those who wanted the pendulum to keep swinging in the same direction. (Sorry for the mixed metaphors.) Those who want to eliminate the police still have plenty of power even if they lost one election. They will keep at it until they win an election.

  18. SMK says:

    A “turning point”! That 43% of voters want to abolish the police is reason for optimism after months of violence and destruction, anarchy and mayhem, that the police did little to deter and prevent in dozens and scores of cities. And those who voted to abolish the police also desire to abolish the courts, prosecutors and judges, and jails and prisons or any form of punishment, apparently, for those who commit assaults, rapes and gang-rapes, muggings, armed robberies, murders, etc. How can those who commit violent and other mala in se crimes be prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced to jail and prisons if there are no police to arrest them?

  19. @RoatanBill

    how it is right and proper for the master criminals in the society, the gov’t, to anoint the dregs of the society, the cops, the right to be armed when the decent people have that natural right taken away from them by using the scum cops to enforce the ban

    LOL Truth stranger than fiction.

  20. Bite Moi says:

    RickVinas———–Blacks and White women constitute that 43% voting to eliminate police.When Home Economics classes were eliminated,and then replaced with gender studies,women’s studies,etc,etc. what did white men think would happen???

  21. @SMK

    How can those who commit [true crimes] be prosecuted .. if there are no police to arrest them?

    I’m a libertarian, but I’m bored by the sorts of hypothetical discussions that deal with “How would you privatize X?” Once we get the government OUT of functions where it obviously doesn’t belong, e.g. education, we’ll start to recognize what other “essential services” can and should be 100% privatized.

    Regarding cops, I used to know a few reserve sheriff deputies. They had their regular, full-time, civilian jobs. Some were married w/kids. They’d go out on-patrol whenever it suited them — usually a Friday or Saturday night. The pay was \$1 per year.

    One oddball was going out six nights per week.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  22. @Mr. Rational

    But he DID die and your callous indifference is hardly praiseworthy.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  23. @Abolish_public_education

    You’re just a miserable misanthrope, like ALL ‘libertarian’ psychopaths.

    • Troll: Mr. Rational
  24. @RoatanBill

    The Police were not allowed to do their job and didn’t want to lose their own freedom if they did…
    Not a cop but most are good people you come off as a real piece of shit whiner

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
    , @RoatanBill
  25. @The Viller

    Every crime that’s committed is, by definition, the failure of the street cops to prevent crime.

    Can you explain how the average street cop prevents crime?

  26. @The Viller

    Every crime that’s committed is, by definition, the failure of the street cops to prevent crime.

    Can you explain how the average street cop prevents crime? I’d really like to hear your theory.

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