Minneapolis, MN, home of my Vikings, 10,000 lakes, and lately massive Solami immigration, George Floyd’s Death and BLM rioting.
An agricultural state, known for its dairy farms, has turned purple over time with its large metro areas, whose demographics and ethics don’t represent the rest of the state, outnumbering those living in the densely populated rural areas.
The mayor and hyper-leftist city council voted to defund the police which in return emboldened the criminal elements of their city. The domestic terrorist group, BLM, used George Floyd’s death, as their excuse to try and burn down the city.
The police, ordered to partially stand down, got caught in between the Mayor and the BLM radicals, leaving them to fight for their own lives while trying to maintain law and order.
With their proverbial hands tied, they could only do half their job, making their chosen profession, even more dangerous. So violent were the rallies, several officers are leaving the force on disability.
Nearly 200 Minneapolis police officers have officially filed paperwork to leave the force, citing post-traumatic stress, according to a report from the New York Times on Tuesday.
The report highlighted remarks from Ronald F. Meuser Jr., a lawyer representing the officers. Should the officers officially leave, 20 percent of the force, which includes an estimated 850 people, could be gone.
According to the Times‘ report, 65 officers have already left the force this year, an increase from the usual 45 departures per year.
“It’s almost like a nuclear bomb hit the city, and the people who didn’t perish are standing around,” Officer Rich Walker Sr., a 16-year Minneapolis police veteran, said of the department’s mood. “I’m still surprised that we’ve got cops showing up to work, to be honest.”
The news comes amid several protests that have caused uproar and destruction across the nation after the death of George Floyd, who passed away on Memorial Day after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
According to Minneapolis City Council member Jeremiah Ellison, who supports efforts to defund police forces, police officers who leave the force are not willing to help make a change.
“Policing as an institution has largely been untouchable, despite the many, many, many failings that are cultural,” said Ellison. “Here we are in a moment where people all over the country are saying, ‘No, no, no, no, no, we are interested in real accountability.’”
Ellison claims that officers who leave the force are essentially saying, “You’re picking on us, you don’t know how hard our job is and we’re going home.”
I don’t blame this group of officers one bit. They were not trained for, staffed for, or allowed to perform their duties against these Soros funded anarchists.
The city government will not support the police, so those officers who have combat-related coping issues, should retire and let these leftists pay them for the rest of their lives.