Omar to Teen Vogue: ‘Get Rid of’ Minneapolis Police Dept.

Omar to Teen Vogue: ‘Get Rid of’ Minneapolis Police Dept.

October 29, 2020

In a Tuesday interview with Teen Vogue, Somali-born Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar renewed her call to “disband,” “dismantle,” and completely “get rid of” the Minneapolis Police Department.

“The need to disband and dismantle — get rid of — the Minneapolis Police Department comes out of a place of understanding that they don’t have credibility within our community,” Omar said, claiming it is operating with “impunity.”

“They are not doing the core function of solving half of the homicides in our city. So if you are not functioning in the ways in which you are supposed to function, protecting and serving, and your function has become to brutalize and cause harm to our community, then you shouldn’t exist,” she continued.

“We are going to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department,” said Minneapolis City Council member Jeremiah Ellison, son of Muslim Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, said in June, when . “And when we’re done, we’re not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response. It’s really past due,” he added.

The City Council subsequently and unanimously approved a pledge to disband the police and replace it with a community-led system. Good luck with that. As always with Progressive policies, law and order will break down and the citizens will suffer, while the leaders remain immune from the consequences.

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