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'Enough is enough': Neighbors
confront balance of police,
community efforts on safety

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Posted By: Ribicon, 7/5/2020 10:06:32 PM

Under a tent on a blazing hot morning, Minneapolis officer Mike Nimlos described a police force that is overwhelmed. "We need to get out there and do more proactive work, but we don't have the bodies," Nimlos told several dozen North Siders gathered in a backyard. "We barely have enough time to answer calls—we're going from one call to the next call to the next call. Officers are getting burned out. They're getting tired."(Snip) "After my house was struck by gunfire, I'm not going to feel safe no matter how many cops go past," said Crystal Rosebear of north Minneapolis.

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One woman wants to move away because of how long it takes 9-1-1 to respond, another is mulling a lawsuit against the city's move to defund the police, crime is spiraling out of control, bullets flying everywhere. Disband the police, bring back the police. A fickle lot, these Minnesotans.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Strike3 7/5/2020 10:15:59 PM (No. 468357)
No safety, no grocery stores, no peace and quiet. You are paying your city management how much?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog 7/5/2020 10:20:18 PM (No. 468361)
The residents want police when own their lives are at stake, but then they are critical and dismissive of any policing efforts. One complained that police come after the crime has occurred. So do you want Stop & Frisk or Broken Windows policing? Of course not - that would be police brutality.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: zuker5 7/5/2020 10:30:10 PM (No. 468367)
We need to circulate a petition to try to force congress to pass a law stating that, if they allow the police to be defunded, taking away our taxpayer funded security, then they are not allowed to taxpayer money to pay for their security either. Force them to live under the same rules that they force us to live under.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 7/5/2020 10:58:07 PM (No. 468383)
Time to march on city hall and tar and feather the mayor, etc. Or start up you Committee of Vigilance. Having a 23 year old stupid Marxist police-hating woman for a mayor is SO much fun, eh?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: doctorfixit 7/5/2020 11:05:51 PM (No. 468391)
Minneapolis getting what it deserves. Kick Minnesota put of the US for importing Somalis.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: texaspast 7/5/2020 11:39:09 PM (No. 468404)
Seems to be behind a paywall for me.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 7/6/2020 1:23:06 AM (No. 468427)
That’s the second pay wall... First was New York ...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 7/6/2020 1:41:05 AM (No. 468434)
This time it works! After reading this story.... Minneapolis is now Afghanistan or Baghdad So is New York Chicago Seattle Atlanta Nice leadership, isn’t it?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DCGIRL 7/6/2020 5:52:24 AM (No. 468519)
Isn't this the typical democrat city?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/6/2020 8:07:40 AM (No. 468638)
Sounds like a Liberal Paradise! GO FOR IT!...Emphasis on the Minni part of this berg!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: BarryNo 7/6/2020 8:34:08 AM (No. 468678)
May I remind you, activists fought for this, cheered when they achieved this, and went away leaving you folks to live this. It's up to you to FIX this. Welcome to the third world country you always wanted.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/6/2020 10:41:46 AM (No. 468809)
Hello Citizens, this IS NOT the Police' Fault, it is the Sorry Pathetic Leadership that causes this. They let the Mob run rampant to loot and destroy and then want to blame others. Do you understand this crap will be at YOUR front door, just wait for it! Use your VOTE Smartly, quit putting these shill Communists in leadership positions, they are TOXIC to your existence! If you don't realize that then maybe you need to be victimized directly by the Mob so you get a clue!
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