This won’t end well. I think I’ll avoid the Twin Cities for a while. And as this sweeps through other cities, crime will rise and innocents will suffer.
A majority of Minneapolis City Council has pledged to dismantle the local police department, a significant move amid nationwide protests sparked by George Floyd’s death last month.
Nine of the 13 councillors said a “new model of public safety” would be created in a city where law enforcement has been accused of racism.
Ms Bender said details of the overhaul plan needed to be discussed further, adding that she would try to shift police funding towards community based strategies.
Meanwhile, councillor Alondra Cano tweeted that “a veto-proof majority” in the council had agreed that the city police department “is not reformable and that we’re going to end the current policing system”.