Literal Anarchy

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by Joseph Enders  •  •  June 9, 2020   

Police departments abolished

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Minneapolis' city council is voting to disband its police department.

On Sunday, 9 out of 12 members — a veto-proof supermajority — signed a pledge to begin dismantling law enforcement.

The goal, they claim, is to create a new system of public safety. However, the council has yet to clarify what that will look like, leaving the city vulnerable to literal anarchy if the police are abolished.

The day before, the city's mayor, Jacob Frey, was shunned by Black Lives Matter protestors after saying he would not completely abolish Minneapolis P.D.

Mayor Frey: "I do not support full abolition of the Minneapolis Police Department."

The move to defund police, now gaining traction in other cities around the country, comes under the guise of removing racism from law enforcement.

On Sunday, New York mayor Bill de Blasio began talking the talk.

"We will be moving funding from the NYPD to youth initiatives and social services," de Blasio said.

Chicago Alderman Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez, who only won her election by 13 votes, also did so that same day.

Sanchez: "We have to consider how much money are we willing to continue to spend in an institution that is definitely not working for most of us."

Last Thursday in Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti chose to cut police funding as well.

Garcetti: "I have instructed and committed to in public to that group, that our city through our city administrative officer identified $250 million in cuts, and that those dollars need to be focused on our black community. ... And will this involve cuts? Yes, of course — to every department including the police department."

The news comes amid reports showing the number killed in the anarchy stands at at least 17, which surpasses the number of unarmed blacks killed by police in all of 2019 —between 9 and 15, depending on the definition of "unarmed."

With protesters, rioters, looters and even murderers rising against outnumbered police trying to suppress nationwide violence, many Americans fear the prospect of peace is seemingly remote.

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