How dangerous is Minneapolis now? The Univ of Minnesota

timnsun

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Did a quick search, and crime is on the rise in Minneapolis, as you would expect. Right now my daughters are virtual in our home. The university does have a police presence... just not sure what it offers. Will have to do some more digging.
 

ADV1

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Guy that works for me is a reserve officer in neighboring Plymouth MN, a home not far from him got attacked by BLM/ANTIFA and torched to the ground... they're lucky to be alive

 
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MPR news just printed an article as a fact check on the defunding of the Minneapolis police force. They say that is incorrect. Less than 1% of police budget was moved to a new agency to assist with violent conflicts at protests. No other changes were made.
Interesting. Apparently police are needed after all. Who would have thought.
 

mwulf

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But in August, the city’s charter commission decided it needed more time to consider the council’s proposal. That killed any chance that voters would see the proposal on the ballot this November. The commission’s actions essentially halted any effort to defund or dismantle the police department until at least next year.

So, it’s incorrect to say the police department has been defunded, as in, an overhaul or abolition of MPD as we know it.

But, it does depend how you’re defining “defunded.”

The City Council moved $1.1 million from the police to the health department to fund “violence interrupters” who would mediate conflicts and head off further trouble.
 

Tuco Salamanca

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But in August, the city’s charter commission decided it needed more time to consider the council’s proposal. That killed any chance that voters would see the proposal on the ballot this November. The commission’s actions essentially halted any effort to defund or dismantle the police department until at least next year.

So, it’s incorrect to say the police department has been defunded, as in, an overhaul or abolition of MPD as we know it.

But, it does depend how you’re defining “defunded.”

The City Council moved $1.1 million from the police to the health department to fund “violence interrupters” who would mediate conflicts and head off further trouble.
wouldn't that be able to be curbed by simply the regular police officers enforcing the laws on the books and the district/county/city attorneys prosecuting those crimes? Perhaps if those causing the trouble are at a minimum required to defend their actions in a court of law rather than just receiving a ROR, and having the case dropped soon after, the evolution of crime would decline. Instead they are going to have a social worker "mediate" and honestly believe that will head off further trouble. Because I'm sure these alleged criminals will listen to some social worker but not the people in their lives that have told them there will be consequences for their actions.

Hey Tiny, what is causing you to beat the shit out of your baby mama? Did you not know that was wrong? Has no one ever told you that hitting a woman is not a manly thing to do? We are here to talk about your feelings and hope that you both can come to an understanding. Pulease
 

big red22

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We live up here in the summers. People are leaving The Cities for good reason. I wouldn't go there, travel through there, or recommend anyone consider it. The place is reflective of its political choices. Nasty.
lol... yeah my brother lives near downtown St. Paul and he and his family are fine. Shit happens everywhere man, I don't tie one incident to the whole State being a dumpster fire

Either way that is really sad to hear the house burnt down... do you feel the same sadness about all the folks on the West Coast who are losing everything to wildfires?
 

RedMyMind

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lol... yeah my brother lives near downtown St. Paul and he and his family are fine. Shit happens everywhere man, I don't tie one incident to the whole State being a dumpster fire

Either way that is really sad to hear the house burnt down... do feel the same sadness about all the folks on the West Coast who are losing everything to wildfires?
apparently people's homes were being looted after evacuation
 

RedMyMind

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wouldn't that be able to be curbed by simply the regular police officers enforcing the laws on the books and the district/county/city attorneys prosecuting those crimes? Perhaps if those causing the trouble are at a minimum required to defend their actions in a court of law rather than just receiving a ROR, and having the case dropped soon after, the evolution of crime would decline. Instead they are going to have a social worker "mediate" and honestly believe that will head off further trouble. Because I'm sure these alleged criminals will listen to some social worker but not the people in their lives that have told them there will be consequences for their actions.

Hey Tiny, what is causing you to beat the shit out of your baby mama? Did you not know that was wrong? Has no one ever told you that hitting a woman is not a manly thing to do? We are here to talk about your feelings and hope that you both can come to an understanding. Pulease
I can see a lot of social workers getting shot
 

SLOHusker

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Did a quick search, and crime is on the rise in Minneapolis, as you would expect. Right now my daughters are virtual in our home. The university does have a police presence... just not sure what it offers. Will have to do some more digging.
I read the police chief warning citizens to just accept getting robbed or raped. I'm not joking.
 

timnsun

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I read the police chief warning citizens to just accept getting robbed or raped. I'm not joking.
Is that a quote? One of the articles I read indicated 100 officers have been fired/quit/undergoing treatment for PTSD, the force is diminished and not able to answer all the calls. When told officers weren’t responding at all, the Police Chief said that wasn’t right and he would look into it. That doesn’t sound like the chief saying to accept it to me...
 
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They defund the police and now they wonder why crime is exploding?? Can these dems be any freaking dumber??
This is the crux of the democrat problem. They think things, be it the economy of policing, will just stay the same after they impose socialism and defund respectively. There’s no thought that there may be negative consequences to their policies. They have zero self awareness
 

yort2000

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Did a quick search, and crime is on the rise in Minneapolis, as you would expect. Right now my daughters are virtual in our home. The university does have a police presence... just not sure what it offers. Will have to do some more digging.
There is absolutely no reason that I would let my daughters be out alone in any city/county controlled by elected democrats. IMO, there is way too much weird stuff going on right now. I wasn't a conspiracy theorist until recently, but the amount of abducted children found in the past few weeks after the Trump/Russian shit was proven as BS is pretty startling.
 

Crazyhole

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Get her out. There is something really weird going on in the world today and being at one of the epicenters of this weirdness is not where any sensible person should be.
We are actually texting right now about it. She is saying basically the same thing. People up there are being really weird lately.
 
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BigRedBugeaters

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MSP/SP is pretty bad. Outside of that most of Minnesota is good ol boys who still burn diesel run shit up and pack heat.
 

GBRforLife1

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MSP/SP is pretty bad. Outside of that most of Minnesota is good ol boys who still burn diesel run shit up and pack heat.
It's like that in most states. Nebraska is pretty decent but I wouldn't want to live in North Omaha.

Lincoln's a middle class paradise outside of the alphabet streets. Aside from traffic.

Urban centers, largely ran by democrats, are bad everywhere.
 

HBFR

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There is absolutely no reason that I would let my daughters be out alone in any city/county controlled by elected democrats. IMO, there is way too much weird stuff going on right now. I wasn't a conspiracy theorist until recently, but the amount of abducted children found in the past few weeks after the Trump/Russian shit was proven as BS is pretty startling.
Lincoln has a Democrat mayor and city council.
 

Red I 73

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We live up here in the summers. People are leaving The Cities for good reason. I wouldn't go there, travel through there, or recommend anyone consider it. The place is reflective of its political choices. Nasty.
My daughter lives three blocks from target field. People are moving out of the downtown area and driving up real estate prices in suburbs. I've been here for four days walking everywhere. I feel safe, but there has been some damage done during protests. My daughter says protests just pop up now and then. She lives across the river from UofM campus. Heck this is no different then when I lived on 22nd and Vine in Lincoln and the neighbors were shooting at our apartment building because it was supposed to be built for low income but was filled with college students.
 
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