Protests over the murder of George Floyd have sadly turned violent.
Rioting and looting has raged in multiple cities across the country.
But officials are destroying a major city with one insanely dangerous policy.
Radicals have used the death of Minneapolis citizen George Floyd to push a radical agenda.
As the protests over Floyd’s death quickly descended into rioting and looting, the so-called mainstream media eggs on the behavior.
The far-left terror group Antifa incited violence in several cities, and now their ideological cousins are pushing for cities to defund the police.
The movement has quickly gained steam and the Minneapolis city council is moving forward with plans to disband their police force.
Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender says, “We are also here because, here in Minneapolis and in cities across the United States, it is clear that our existing system of policing and public safety isn’t working for so many of our neighbors…Our efforts at incremental reform have failed.”
It didn’t take long for the radical policy to gain legs because there are no guard rails on the left.
Fellow Minneapolis City Council member Jeremiah Ellison also tweeted, “We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.”
But these types of ill-conceived, slapdash policies often lead to a total city collapse and the institution of martial law.
Soft-on-crime policies have been tried before and it made New York City almost unlivable in the 1970s and 1980s until citizens elected Republican Rudy Giuliani to clean up the streets.
After over a decade of clean streets, New York elected socialist mayor Bill de Blasio, and the low-crime trends are reversing.
De Blasio even admits his zero-bail policy backfired and has led to a spike in crime.
Minneapolis is about to learn a harsh lesson in reality.
Criminals don’t care about lofty left-wing ideals of social justice.
They will exploit the system, and the people who suffer will be the law-abiding citizens in their community.
While the Minneapolis City Council hasn’t laid out the full details of their plan, it will likely revolve around more funds for drug treatment and rehabilitation programs.
But although some who commit crimes are addicts and/or people with mental health issues, unless the city is prepared to detain people in the throes of a fit, this approach won’t be terribly effective.
The city council members also haven’t explained what they will do about high-crime areas where residents will need to call the police.
Apparently, their voices don’t matter, so they’ll be left to fend for themselves.
And this is exactly how cities get hollowed out. The tax base understandably leaves when they no longer feel the city will protect them.
Minneapolis is flirting with danger and could learn a very painful lesson.