• Minneapolis defunded the Police and now the city council is alarmed that crime is increasing

    Minneapolis defunded the Police and now the city council is alarmed that crime is increasing

    Minneapolis Police Department’s crime data shows a rise in assaults, robberies and homicides. Minneapolis City Council members, who just two months ago moved to eliminate the police department, sounded the alarm during a Wednesday meeting about a surge in crime seen by their constituents. Council members pressed police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the uptick in …
  • Minneapolis City Council Members Complain of Rising Crime Months after Trying to Defund Police Department

    Minneapolis City Council Members Complain of Rising Crime Months after Trying to Defund Police Department

    Minneapolis City Council members complained of rising crime rates in the city and asked the city’s police chief what he is doing about it during a Tuesday meeting on police reform, months after the council proposed dismantling the police department. Council members told police chief Medaria Arradondo that their constituents have reported seeing and hearing …
  • Looting Returns to Minneapolis following False Rumors of Police Shooting

    Looting Returns to Minneapolis following False Rumors of Police Shooting

    Looters descended on Minneapolis’s Nicollet Mall on Wednesday night after false rumors spread that the police had shot an African American man. At around 6 p.m. a man who is suspected of committing a homicide walked by Nicollet Mall in the city’s downtown area. Police spotted him and approached, but the man shot himself before …
  • Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank boss Neel Kashkari: ‘Hard’ shutdown can save economy

    Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank boss Neel Kashkari: ‘Hard’ shutdown can save economy

    Locking the country down “really hard” for a period of several weeks could save the economy from long-term pain, the president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank said Sunday. In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Neel Kashkari said that the only way to have “a real robust economic recovery” is to quash the …
  • More than 150 Minneapolis officers file disability claims after death of George Floyd

    More than 150 Minneapolis officers file disability claims after death of George Floyd

    More than 150 Minneapolis police officers are filing work-related disability claims after the death of George Floyd and ensuing unrest, with about three-quarters citing post-traumatic stress disorder as the reason for their planned departures, according to an attorney representing the officers. Their duty disability claims, which will take months to process, come as the city …
  • Minneapolis city council votes 12-0 to abolish police department after George Floyd's death

    Minneapolis city council votes 12-0 to abolish police department after George Floyd's death

    The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously approved a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following mass public criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd. The 12-0 vote is just the first step in a process that faces significant bureaucratic obstacles to make the …
  • Minneapolis Manufacturing Company Will Leave City after Plant Burned in Riots

    Minneapolis Manufacturing Company Will Leave City after Plant Burned in Riots

    A Minneapolis manufacturing company whose plant was set on fire by rioters plans to leave the city, saying that city officials afforded them no assistance in handling the destruction. “They don’t care about my business,” 7-Sigma Inc.’s president and owner, Kris Wyrobek, told The Star Tribune about Minneapolis public officials. “They didn’t protect our people. We …
  • Majority of Minneapolis City Council announces support for dismantling police department

    Majority of Minneapolis City Council announces support for dismantling police department

    Nine members of the Minneapolis City Council announced their support for disbanding the Minneapolis Police Department at a rally Sunday afternoon in Powderhorn Park. City Council President Lisa Bender said, “our commitment is to end our toxic relationship with MPD and to end policing as we know it to recreate systems of public safety that …
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    Ilhan Omar: "it's time to disband" the Minneapolis police

    US Representative of Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, has made it no secret that she wishes to push for the disbandment of the Minneapolis Police Department amid the wrongful death of George Floyd late last month. She took to Twitter on Friday, tweeting: The Minneapolis Police Department has proven themselves beyond reform. It’s time to disband them …
  • George Floyd's criminal history: Left Texas prison to start new life in Minneapolis

    George Floyd's criminal history: Left Texas prison to start new life in Minneapolis

    George Floyd moved to Minneapolis in 2014 for a fresh start after being released from prison in Houston, Texas following an arrest for aggravated robbery  Floyd had turned his life around but died on Monday after a white officer knelt on his neck while arresting him for allegedly paying with a fake $20 bill None of …