I can never understand the idea that some liberals have to get rid of a whole city police department, but here we are.

I remember when I was younger I lived in a town that had maybe ten or twelve cops and the idea that you would even leave a town that small without any kind of cops would be insane.

One of the things that we need to remember in all of this is that they want to continue to have those autonomous zones like they had in places like Seattle and whatnot. We all remember how well those turned out…

Members of the Minneapolis City Council are seeking to get a proposal to abolish the city’s police department on the ballot in November.

If successful, voters could decide the fate of public safety by voting for or against a question that would disband the Minneapolis Police Department in favor of a public safety office that would employ police officers in a nontraditional capacity.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported City Council members Phillipe Cunningham, Steve Fletcher and Jeremy Schroeder offered a plan to disband the department in favor of a new Department of Public Safety.

They have not yet explained how the office would work. Fletcher offered a comment about the proposal to the newspaper.

“Minneapolis residents are imagining a comprehensive public safety approach that is more effective and more reflective of our values, and they are calling on the city to act,” he said. “This charter amendment creates a structure that supports that vision and allows our city to innovate.”

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, a Democrat, did not appear sold on the idea in a statement to the Star Tribune.

“I believe in a comprehensive approach. That’s what we’re hearing from people,” Frey said. “We are not hearing people want to dilute accountability by having the head of public safety report to 14 people.”

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