Minneapolis Voted No to Defunding the Police

In the very city where the Defund the Police Movement began, the voters resoundingly rejected a proposal to get rid of the Minneapolis Police. Minneapolis voted NO to a proposal to change the current charter for the MPD and replace it with a “public safety agency.” The citizens voted it down by 57%.

Chauvin juror
Part of why the people of Minneapolis didn’t want to lose their police.


Minneapolis voted to reject the city’s “police reform initiative.” The sheep are waking up.

Tim Young


It’s a good night for policing in Minneapolis with the abolition movement getting handed a defeat in their attempt to replace the police department.

Jason Rantz


Breaking: Minneapolis votes on whether to replace police department Not investment advice but if they vote to shut down police department I would take a close look at shares of Ryder $R and U-Hal $UHAL #justsaying.”

Fox Business anchor Charles Payne


The measure was backed by Ilhan Omar, so in essence the voters rejected her stance as well. People noted immediately that their crime rate wen through the roof after the riots levelled portions of their city and the City Council voted to slash the Police Budget in 2020. Handling public service calls can be dicey. A nonemergency call or a mental health call can turn deadly in the blink of an eye – if the person becomes violent, a social worker may not have time to call for backup. Often (which we see from the amount of police being killed) talking and “de-escalation” may not happen.


With 945 of precincts reporting, 57% of voters — almost 77,000 — were against the amendment.

The vote means the Department of Public Safety will not be created and the Minneapolis Police Department will remain on the city charter...

Two of Minneapolis’ city council members who backed the ballot question were ousted on Tuesday night – Phillipe Cunningham of Ward 4 was defeated by opponent LaTrisha Vetaw, and Emily Koski of Ward 11 unseated Jeremy Schroeder. Supporter Jeremiah Ellison of Ward 5 is in a tight race to keep his seat, while Steve Fletcher of Ward 3 is trailing, though neither race has been officially called...

Meanwhile, the Minneapolis Police Department is seeking $27 million in funding to address a “staggering” number of police officer departures as violent crime surges in the city. Arradondo said there are 598 active sworn officers this year compared to 853 in 2019. The budget proposal calls for increased funding to rebuild core services.


Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Governor Tim Walz opposed the measure, while Rep Ilhan Omar and AG Keith Ellison backed it. Maybe they should vote to get rid of Omar and Ellison next time?

H/T Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children


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Faye Higbee

Faye Higbee is the columnist manager for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. She has been writing at Conservative Firing Line since 2013 as well. She is also a published author.

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