Residents Cry “Where Are the Police?” After Violent Crime Spikes in Minneapolis

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City Council members in Minneapolis complained for much of a two-hour meeting with Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo about the spike in violent crime the city has seen in recent weeks.

Constituents, they say, are seeing and hearing street racing, carjackings in broad daylight, as well as robberies, assaults and shootings. They want to know what Arradondo is going to do about it.

“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police’?” said Council Member Jamal Osman.

“That is the only public safety option [constituents] have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen,” Osman said.

The Minneapolis City Council voted to disband the Minneapolis Police Force in June. This while some members hired private security to protect them at taxpayer expense.

Some members of the City Council have also openly declared their support for ANTIFA, the anarchist group that is responsible for much of the violence and civil unrest that has swept the county in recent months.

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