Fox News: Minneapolis Considers Dismantling Police Department

‘At least three Minneapolis city council members have now publicly spoken or tweeted about dismantling the police department’

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FINN: "Just in a few hours, the Minneapolis City Council is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting where it is likely going to move forward with the first steps of dismantling its police department. A major American city moving forward plans to abolish police system here. The city council is expected to vote on a court order approving outlining these changes. At least three Minneapolis City Council members have now publicly spoken or tweeted about dismantling the police department. Jeremiah Ellison tweeted, 'We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. When we’re done, we are not simply going to glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency responses. It's  really past due.' And just hours ago the president of the Minneapolis City Council tweeted, 'Yes, we are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety.' Just some of the suggestions, instead of traditional police, residents can rely more on city resources for smaller offenses like vandalism and parking violations, and use more rehabilitation and community services for mental health crises and threats. And what will happen in a major life threatening crime or an emergency is not entirely clear. Today’s meeting comes just one day after the memorial yesterday for George Floyd here in Minneapolis. Reverend Al Sharpton gave the eulogy. Celebrities like Kevin Hart attended and the Floyd family shared some lighthearted memories."

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