‘Radical Left Democrats Have Gone Crazy!’: President Trump Responds To Defund And Abo
‘Radical Left Democrats Have Gone Crazy!’: President Trump Responds To Defund And Abolish Police Movement
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A day after a majority of Minneapolis City Council members announced their intent to disband the city’s police department, President Donald Trump is calling for law and order.
On Monday morning, Trump tweeted: “LAW & ORDER, NOT DEFUND AND ABOLISH THE POLICE. The radical Left Democrats have gone Crazy!”
Trump later attended a meeting with law enforcement officials where he declared there wouldn’t be any defunding or dismantling of police departments.
The statement comes after nine out of 13 Minneapolis City Council members stood up on a stage at a Powderhorn Park rally Sunday and announced their intent to defund and dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department following George Floyd’s death.
Part of their vision for a post-police world included redirecting the MPD budget toward youth programs, mental health services and addiction treatment. Calling family, neighbors or social workers in times of crisis was also suggested.
“Police are not the right response for a myriad of issues: mental health crises, domestic violence calls, opioid overdoses,” said Council Member Phillipe Cunningham.
Cunningham says revising the city budget later this month due to COVID-19 gives the council an opportunity to explore next steps. He also said they’ll be “hitting 2021’s budget very hard.”
Cunningham said he didn’t yet know who people would call in an emergency instead of 911.
A complete dismantlement of MPD could be difficult.
The city’s charter requires the council to fund a police force proportionate to population, which comes out to about 723 officers based on recent estimates.
To amend the charter, it’s likely the council would have to put the question to the people in a direct vote during the next election.
MPD and the Police Officers Federation didn’t immediately return our requests for comment.
Trump also tweeted on Sunday that his Democratic contender in the presidential election, Joe Biden, supports defunding law enforcement.
On Friday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey — who does not support abolishing the police — signed a temporary restraining order (TRO) with the state of Minnesota, forcing immediate policing reforms for the Minneapolis Police Department in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
“I’ll work relentlessly with Chief Arradondo and alongside community toward deep, structural reform and addressing systemic racism in police culture. And we’re ready to dig in and enact more community-led, public safety strategies on behalf of our city. But I do not support abolishing the Minneapolis Police Department,” he said Sunday.
Democratic leaders clash with Black Lives Matter activists over 'defund the police'
As the president seizes on the slogan to paint his opponents as radical, Joe Biden and most other Democrats float more modest measures to curtail bad police behavior.
As Trump seizes on the slogan to paint his opponents as radicals who envision a world of lawlessness and anarchy, Biden and most other Democrats are resisting the left's calls and floating more modest measures to curtail bad police behavior.
“No, I don't support defunding the police," Biden told CBS Evening News on Monday. "I support conditioning federal aid to police based on whether or not they meet certain basic standards of decency and honorableness and, in fact, are able to demonstrate they can protect the community."
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, a Democrat, was loudly booed and forced to retreat from a gathering of demonstrators Saturday after he responded to a question about whether he would commit to defunding the police by saying, "I do not support the full abolition of the police."
mau kemana pendukung defund/abolishment?
bagi protester yg radikal, mereformasi kepolisian AS pun masih dianggap gak cukup maunya dibubarkan total. Amerika menuju negara anarkis jika terjadi. tapi saat ini karena kedua partai gak dukung, rasanya cuma jadi mimpi
Persis cara mainnya kayak elite oposisi saat pilpres 2019. BLM cuman isu yang dibuat2 seperti aksi 212 bela islam yg tiap tahun diadakan bersilit2 dengan tujuan politis, Sampe capresnya ikut gila mengklaim aksinya dihadiri 11juta ummat. Bedanya cuman objeknya saja, yg di sana bela kulit hitam tpi yg di sini bela islam.
Pokoknya yg gak sejalan dengan mereka bakal dianggap kafir (klw di sini) atau dianggap rasist (klw di sana).