Two Minneapolis City Council members just stunned the entire USA and they are not backing down from their ridiculous new plan.
Steve Fletcher and Alondra Cano have been leading the charge to disband the city police force or defund it to its oblivion.
Steve Fletcher says the entire council “to some degree” has been discussing disbanding the police department.
He said on Twitter: “Several of us on the council are working on finding out what it would take to disband the Minneapolis Police Department and start fresh with a community-oriented, nonviolent public safety and outreach capacity.”
From Defense Maven:
Members of the Minneapolis City Council are looking into how to go about disbanding Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), according to one of the city’s council members.
Minneapolis City Ward Three Councilor Steve Fletcher made the stunning revelation in a series of tweets on Tuesday.
Fletcher alleged that the actions of the Minneapolis police have become increasingly dangerous since the May 25 in-custody death of 46-year-old George Floyd, and claimed officers have managed to “escalate and provoke anger all week.”
He noted that the entire city council has been pushing for criminal justice reform in various ways, but boasted that he has “pretty consistently been on the front edge of the fight to give MPD less money and more accountability,” even before Floyd’s death.
In the wake of Floyd’s death, “the people in the streets of Minneapolis…got four officers immediately fired,” Fletcher wrote. “People in the streets got Derek Chauvin charged, and his prosecution transferred to the [State’s Attorney General’s Office].”
Fletcher said that it has become clear that “people in the streets” have proven that a “permanent, generational change to the mainstream view of policing” is imminent.
During an interview on Wednesday, Fletcher said that the MPD is “ungovernable” and that MPD Chief Medaria Arradondo has failed to “make the culture change happen that we were hoping for an investing in,” KSTU reported.
He tweeted that he and “several” of his fellow city council members “are working on finding out what it would take to disband the MPD.”
Fletcher said they would like to replace the city’s police force by starting “fresh with a community-oriented, non-violent public safety and outreach” model.
I don’t know yet, though several of us on the council are working on finding out, what it would take to disband the MPD and start fresh with a community-oriented, non-violent public safety and outreach capacity.
— Steve Fletcher – Minneapolis Ward 3 (@MplsWard3) June 2, 2020
The Mpls Police Department is not reformable.
Change is coming.#Justice4George
— Alondra Cano (@AloCanoMN) June 3, 2020