(FiveNation.com)- As a direct result of the anti-police protests in Minneapolis this year, pushed by the Democrats and Black Loves Matter movement, the Minneapolis Police Department has seen a huge decline in resources and staff. Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo this week asked city authorities to step ion and assist them as crime gets worse in the city.
Does defunding the police still sound like a good idea, Democrats?
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Arradondo told a meeting on Tuesday that police resources are “hemorrhaging.”
“Our city is bleeding at the moment,” he said. “I’m trying to do all I can to stop that bleeding.”
According to the Star Tribune, the police chief is requesting money to bring in as many as 40 officers from the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Metro Transit Police to join their law enforcement teams. They would assist in tackling the significant spike in crimes occurring in the city. The city would then reimburse the two agencies for the salaries and benefits of the officers.
The details of the contracts, however, are still being negotiated and Arradondo reportedly said that he thinks the officers would also help answering 911 calls and working on specialist teams specifically focused on combating violence in the city. New officers would also be granted investigatory and arrest powers on the same level as Minneapolis police officers.
Left-wing members of the Minneapolis City Council don’t want this to happen, however. Council Member Steve Fletcher, who is an ardent supporter of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, criticized officers for not addressing carjackings or the recent rise in violent crime and used it as a reason…not to give them more funding.,
“So, we’re going to take a thing that has not been working very well and has not been addressing carjackings, has not been addressing the rise in violent crime, and say if we do just 5% more of it, that will get us to a better place,” he mocked. “I’m struggling to get my head around why that is a good idea.”
Maybe because more resources mean the police can actually do their job?
The police force in the city was granted an additional $500,00 in funding by a very narrow margin.