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Minneapolis voters overwhelmingly reject proposal to abolish city's police department

Minneapolis voters overwhelmingly reject proposal to abolish city's police department

A strong Message for TBay Council and their Police Admin

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~  November 4, 2021 (LSNews)  Despite the rhetoric from left-wing figures like Omar, Ellison, and the Black Lives Matter movement, the public has had its eyes open to the reality of what a defunded police system looks like as crime remains steadily on the rise and as police officers resign in record numbers.

Minneapolis voters came out in droves on Tuesday to oppose socialist Democrat efforts to abolish the city's police department and replace it with a department of public safety.

As reported by the Daily Caller, Minneapolis residents overwhelmingly rejected the measure by a margin of 56% to 43%. The measure proposed altering the Minneapolis City Charter to eliminate the existing police force and replace it with a department of public safety that would combine “public safety functions through a comprehensive public health approach.”

“I like the police. We need the police,” said Minneapolis resident Wynn Wever, who only voted to oppose the measure, in an interview with a local newspaper. Others told the Associated Press that they opposed the abolition of the police because it was “unwise” amid the rise in violent crime.

CNN contributor Van Jones says that the Democrats' position on defunding the police, which has led to a rise in violence across U.S. cities, is now backfiring on the Democrats.

Commenting on Eric Adams’ victory in New York City’s mayoral race, Jones said it was a sign that “people want common sense responses to violence in the Democratic party.” Jones made his remarks to Anderson Cooper as election results were still being counted for the race, along with the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia.

“The only people talking about ‘Defund the Police’ are Republicans weaponizing the slogan,” said Jones, referencing the vote in Minneapolis where progressive Democrats failed to implement their agenda.

“The ‘Defund the Police’ slogan proved to be not a winner,” said Jones, suggesting that left-wing Democrats who are trying to reform the police now reject the “Defund the Police” slogan, and instead claim to want to “expand public safety.”

The effort was greatly pushed by socialist Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Minnesota General Keith Ellison, the New York Times reported. It found opposition in Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith.

As Rebel News reported last week, Rep. Omar blamed the Minneapolis Police Department for the surge in violent crime across the city.

Despite the rhetoric from left-wing figures like Omar, Ellison, and the Black Lives Matter movement, the public has had its eyes open to the reality of what a defunded police system looks like as crime remains steadily on the rise and as police officers resign in record numbers.

Concluding the segment on CNN, Jones said even his godmother, whom he describes as being “on the left of everything” revealed that she hated the idea of becoming anti-police. Jones said that the Democrats had “lost her.”

Editor's Note:

Thunder Bay Police Service Board
In November 2018  three outgoing  board members who were also  retired School Teachers appointed Sylvie Hauth as the New Police Chief over the objections of the newly elected incoming Mayor of Thunder Bay 

Since that time there has been an increase in crime and internal problems in the board and disaffection by the Hard Working Police Office who put their lives on the line each and every day to protect our families 

According to a Globe and Mail story A Thunder Bay police board member and former chair has filed a human-rights complaint against the police chief and other senior members of the service, as well as its board chair and secretary, alleging she was a victim of discrimination

Within days of that story breaking members of Police Association membership were overwhelmingly unhappy with TBPS management.

  • 60 per cent of TBPA members disagree or strongly disagree that their current unit or assignment is adequately staffed, and over 66 per cent stated that staffing levels have caused them concern for member or community safety.
  •  Regarding support from senior management, nearly 79 percent feel their feedback is valued a little or not at all, 74 per cent stated senior management rarely or never encourages openness and transparency, and 64 percent disagree or strongly disagree that the actions, attitudes, and behaviors of senior management are consistent with an organization that prioritizes mental health and wellness.
  • Notably, 81 percent feel little or no support from senior management on current issues and associated media coverage affecting policing in Thunder Bay and across the province.
  •  Finally, when asked if members feel valued by TBPS for their contributions, 60 per cent responded a little or not at all and 76 percent described employee morale as negative or very negative.

On top the Police Board are want to spend $52 million new headquarters 


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