The proposal would have changed the city charter to remove a requirement to have a police department with a minimum number of officers. Supporters said a complete overhaul of policing was necessary to stop police violence.
More than two million people opted to withdraw funds from their superannuation as part of the government Covid stimulus measures, with a staggering 64 per cent spending money for non-essential reasons, such as gambling or shopping.
The council cut $1.1 million from its $193 million policing budget in 2020, but has since raised the budget to $196 million. Protesters are pictured outside the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct building in May 2020
Officers in riot gear fire tear gas in front of the Brooklyn Center Police Station as people gather to protest after a police officer shot and killed a black man in Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 11, 2021
The Minneapolis Safety Initiative, a resident-created nonprofit crowdfunding for additional police patrols, calls the program a ‘temporary measure to address the current crime wave while MPD continues to rebuild to full staffing levels.’
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The police department says the buyback program will help police target crime trends and hotspots. A protester is pictured in front of building set on fire during a demonstration in Minneapolis in May 2020
Similarly, in November 2021, Minneapolis voters rejected a proposal to replace the city’s police department with a new Department of Public Safety, an idea that supporters had hoped would bring radical change to policing in the city.
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However, the current pattern of public and bank holidays is well established and while an additional bank holiday may benefit some communities and sectors, the cost to the economy of an additional bank holiday is considerable.’
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‘They have already done us proud, but if they win it will be a truly historic achievement – one that should be marked with a proper day of celebration, where clubs can open and promote access for women and girls.’
The community requested additional police presence after Minneapolis saw increased violence and criminal activity after outcry over George Floyd’s murder prompted the woke city council to cut $1 million from the police department. Rioters are pictured in May 2020
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‘I would rather see this be managed more equitably as part of a comprehensive staffing model that is driven by actual needs of neighborhoods, not necessarily just the resources of one neighborhood versus another.’
Ward 1 Councilmember Elliott Payne echoed the concerns, saying: ‘I’m of the opinion that everyone who’s a taxpayer should get equal service and I’m not comfortable with wealthier neighborhoods pooling resources to get superior service.’