A judge ordered the city of Minneapolis on Thursday to hire more police officers. This comes after several citizens sued the city over the lack of enforcing the law and the cutting of the police budget.
This will undoubtedly make many liberals angry such as BLM. With more police in the job, they are more likely to get arrested but I don’t understand why. After all, the DA will let them walk.
The Hennepin County District Court judge ordered the Minneapolis City Council and Mayor Jacob Frey to hire and maintain a police force able to protect the people who live and work in Minneapolis.
The city taxes the citizens to pay for necessary services, but the mayor and city council refused to do their duty, so the judge has to force them to do what they had taken an oath to do in the first place.
The judge has given the city until June of 2022 to have a police force of at least 730 officers. The city currently has 669 officers after mass retirements have taken place. But, it is quite possible that even if the mayor and city council give it a legitimate try, they may find it impossible to hire the required number of police officers.
Who in their right mind would want to be a police officer in a city that disrespects them and endangers their lives needlessly?
The majority of those sitting on the city council had committed themselves to defund the police. The next step would be to have the officers taking classes on the proper way to stand down in the event of a BLM riot.
You must have the innate ability to ignore the looting of businesses and the burning of buildings and be able to come to work every day and be denigrated by the city government.
Among the residents suing for more police was Don Samuels, a former member of the Minneapolis City Council.
“We have made the emotional appeal,” Samuels said. “We have demonstrated the statistical uptick and now this is the legal action we are exercising because it seems as if the City Council cannot hear us and doesn’t feel what we feel.”
The “Defund the Police” movement gained steam during the Black Lives Matter protests, but some like New Salem Baptist Church Rev. Jerry McAfee argued that it puts people at risk from crime.