Minneapolis Council Members Get Private Armed Security As they Vote to Defund Police

I notice that they are blaming that old bogeyman, “white nationalists.” I call BS. True White Nationalists are not generally supportive of law enforcement. Why would they be upset about defunding the police? It gives them just as much relief from their criminal and terrorist activities. No, I suspect those death threats are coming from the same people who are already making threats in their efforts to destabilize civilized society.

In any case, the hypocrisy is thick and the callous disregard for the safety of the citizens they represent is appalling. They get taxpayer-funded, armed security while they push to strip the streets of protection for those same taxpayers.

Three members of the Minneapolis City Council have been provided with a private security detail after receiving death threats for supporting proposals to defend the city’s police department in the wake of George Floyd’s killing.

A city spokesperson said the private security details ordered for council members Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunningham and Alondra Cano have cost taxpayers $63,000 over the past three weeks – a rate of $4,300 per day.

News of the arrangement surfaced Friday, the same day the council voted 12-0 to abolish the Minneapolis Police Department, initiating steps toward establishing ‘peace officers’ and a new ‘holistic’ approach to public safety.

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The security detail is being provided by two firms, Aegis and BelCom as an interim fix until other security solutions can be established

When asked why MPD are not providing security to the councilmembers, a city spokesperson said the department’s resources are needed elsewhere in the community. The hourly cost of private security is similar to the cost for a police officer, the spokesperson added

20 Responses to Minneapolis Council Members Get Private Armed Security As they Vote to Defund Police

  1. Kevin Scheunemann says:

    This is what liberal law and order looks like. Elitist libs get protection, rest of us nothing…

  2. Merlin says:

    Since liberals are finding civil disobedience all the rage lately, maybe Minneapolis residents and businesses should stop paying their property taxes.  That’s pushback pressure city government is likely to understand.

  3. Randall Flagg says:

    ***Since liberals are finding civil disobedience all the rage lately,****

    Liberals?  Maybe some.  But conservatives are also fans:

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/02/tech/antifa-fake-twitter-account/index.html

    What is going on fits conservatives’ plans for accelerationism to a T.

     

  4. Randall Flagg says:

    “Why would they be upset about defunding the police? It gives them just as much relief from their criminal and terrorist activities.”

    They are not upset, but are using this as yet another opportunity to employ their favorite strategy, accelerationism.

    https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2020/06/02/riots-white-supremacy-and-accelerationism/

  5. Randall Flagg says:

    I notice that they are blaming that old bogeyman, “white nationalists.”

    Bogeyman?  No, quite real.  Didn’t you see the video President Trump tweeted of the chants of ‘white power’, showing he fully supports white nationalists?

  6. Jason says:

    From your blog link…

    >It is unclear how much organized white supremacist groups are involved in the violence, and it is easy to use them as an excuse for much broader societal problems related to police violence and systemic racism.

    And following

    >For now, any white supremacist involvement appears to be more individual than collective..

    Got any more opinions to share Flunk?  Or do you actually have some real data?

  7. Randall Flagg says:

    Flunk?

     

    “I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”
    ― Margaret Thatcher

  8. Randall Flagg says:

    Jason:

    Remember when Trump said there were great people on both sides, and conservatives went apoplectic saying he didn’t mean white supremacists were great people?  Well, thanks to his recent tweet, we now know he believes white supremacists are great people.

    When the president is openly thanking white supremacists and calling them “great people’, how much more data do you need on the influence of white supremacists?

     

  9. Jason says:

    So you don’t don’t have any hard data or science regarding “White Supremacist Accelerationism”.   See, I was prescient when I addressed you as “Flunk”, how did I know you had nothing?  I wonder….

  10. Mar says:

    I guess Randall somehow forgot that President Trump lowered the unemployment rate of minorities to record lows, got more money to HBCs, reformed the criminal justice system and calls out government officials who allow cri.e to get out of control in their cities.
    So, I guess Randall, President Trump must be racist.
    But I guess that makes President Obama the Grand Puhbub of the KKK.

  11. Randall Flagg says:

    Jason:

    Let’s start with this:

    https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2020/06/23/there-no-political-solution-accelerationism-white-power-movement

    I look forward to your intelligent, well thought out critique of their analysis, using data and science to refute anything you believe is wrong.

  12. Randall Flagg says:

    Mar:

    I didn’t forget all of that.  Still doesn’t prove he is not a racist.  Posting a video of someone chanting white power and referring to them as “good people” proves he is (especially since it is the second time he has referred to racists as “good people.”)

    Oh, and that’s not all:  https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/06/trump-racism-comments/588067/

     

  13. Jason says:

    So Flunky linked to an article discussing white supremacist accelerationism  in general and their troubles with an online presence to support his central thesis that this movement is supporting and behind defunding police across the country.   Wow Flunk, how do you tie your shoes in the morning without injury?

  14. Mar says:

    Linking to a racist and hate group, The Southern Poverty Law Center and the radical leftist The Atlantic may give you street cred amongst liberals, but among most conservatives, well, it means crap.

  15. Tuerqas says:

    Randall, most of the links of yours that I have read do not prove the points you are trying to make.  Maybe just give your opinion rather than hanging yourself with a link.  I think you see a highlight and add the link without reading it a little too often.

    It is also like crying wolf, I am not going to go to your links anymore because they don’t really fit your narrative and you either ignore it when people point it out to you (I believe this is when you go back and read it yourself and see it is wrong) or you continue to defend it blindly (this is when you don’t bother going back in and reading your own link).

  16. Randall Flagg says:

    I think you see a highlight and add the link without reading it a little too often.

    On the contrary I read them thoroughly.  Mar has already admitted he doesn’t read them.

    Clearly Jason struggles with reading, as I never said anything about the  white supremacists “movement is supporting and behind defending police across the country” Yet Jason somehow insists their involvement in that is my central thesis.

    My central thesis is clearly they are behind some of the rioting, violence and looting.  For example: https://www.channel3000.com/white-supremacists-openly-organize-racist-violence-on-telegram-report-finds/

    I am always surprised how quickly Trump and his supporters want to dismiss white supremacists involvement.

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    You do seem more intelligent and perhaps able to read and understand.  So if you are going to have a critical eye, perhaps stop using it selectively.  Of course the choice is yours, and just like your conclusions of me, I can draw conclusions about you.

     

     

  17. Le Roi du Nord says:

    Going back to the title of this post: isn’t privatization the conservative cure-all for all of our problems? Or do conservatives get to pick and choose from a privatization menu?

  18. jjf says:

    Well, Le Roi, how are you supposed to pay for protecting your stuff, especially if you have a lot of stuff?

    OTOH, decades ago the libertarians who wanted private police forces, a few of them realized that a private system would probably eventually evolve to a system that isn’t much different from what we have now.

  19. Jason says:

    >Clearly Jason struggles with reading, as I never said anything about the white supremacists “movement is supporting and behind defending police across the country” Yet Jason somehow insists their involvement in that is my central thesis.

    The fourth post in this discussion shows you to be trying to revise what happened.

    >They are not upset, but are using this as yet another opportunity to employ their favorite strategy, accelerationism.

    And you have yet to prove anything with those links. Anything.

  20. Jason says:

    >Going back to the title of this post: isn’t privatization the conservative cure-all for all of our problems? Or do conservatives get to pick and choose from a privatization menu?

    I guess we gave been giving you too much credit. Obviously fiscally conservative people who want small central government would not support a disbanding of a public service and instead privatize it for only a few elected elite… while its paid for by tax extortion. You surely realize that, don’t you? We all know Johnny is not capable of that depth of nuanced reasoning, but the way you brag about your past and your knowledge made me think that you surely understood that concept. I’m sorry that I underestimated your handicap. It won’t happen again.

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