Crime has exploded in Minneapolis in the wake of the riots that destroyed a swath of the city when George Floyd died of a drug overdose in police custody. Incorrectly[i] blaming the police for murder, vengeful mobs demanded defunding the police, and Mayor Jacob Frey allowed a violent mob to sack and burn the Third Precinct Station, which unleashed days and nights of looting, arson, and violence.
The City Council reacted stupidly, with some calling for complete dismantling of the Police Department, and City Councilor Lisa Bender gaining worldwide fame and the kind of immortality that attaches to idiocy of a high level by claiming that calling the police when an intruder breaks in “comes from a place of privilege.” On CNN:
CAMEROTA: Do you understand that the word, dismantle, or police-free also makes some people nervous, for instance? What if in the middle of night, my home is broken into? Who do I call?
BENDER: Yes, I mean, hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors. And I know — and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege. Because for those of us for whom the system is working, I think we need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in that reality where calling the police may mean more harm is done.
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