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Minnesota Voters Reject Rep. Omar Backed Measure to Abolish Police Department

56% of Minnesota voters rejected the amendment which called to replace the city’s police department with a “Department of Public Safety”

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Minnesota’s Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison are licking their wounds after an incredibly progressive ballot measure to rid the city of its police force was rejected by voters.

56% of Minnesota voters rejected the amendment which called to replace the city’s police department with a “Department of Public Safety.” The department would not be required to employ police officers at all. Rather, social workers, healthcare workers, violence interrupters and specialized individuals who are trained to work with addiction, mental health crises and homelessness would make up the department.

On October 26, ‘Squad’ member Rep. Omar tweeted her support of the measure writing, “The election next week in Minneapolis is no less than a fight of hope vs. fear, of maintaining a broken status quo that killed George Floyd or taking the path of reform. Let’s remember what got us here: the Minneapolis Police Department killed a man, George Floyd, in broad daylight.”

Minneapolis’ liberal city council voted to dismantle its police department in June; it also approved a measure to cut the police budget. Over the last year, violent crime has surged in the city. Local ABC affiliate KSTP-TV reported in 2021, gun-related injuries have surged 26%, homicides have increased 16%, robberies have ticked up 5% and aggravated assaults spiked nearly 3% year-over-year.

National Review reports that “the ballot initiative was pushed by Yes 4 Minneapolis, a coalition of more than 50 liberal and leftist groups, including racial justice and black-liberation organizations, labor unions, advocates for sex workers and the homeless, the American Civil Liberties Union, a young Democrats group, and at least two local socialist organizations.”

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune rejected the progressive ballot measure and urged residents to vote down the initiative. The media outlet wrote it provides “simply no plan for public safety in Minnesota’s largest city.”

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  1. Timothy Joines

    November 4, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Omar and Ellis need to be rejected by the voters!

    • scott pettrow

      November 8, 2021 at 4:54 am

      Hopefully the 2022 midterms will see her butt go away! Soooo sick of her and her nonsense to change this country! If she doesn’t like it here, go back home! Gotta love that these idiots come here to our country and want to make it just like the ass-backwards country they just left! Stay there if you love it so much! NO muslims should be in our government here. I’m sorry, their ideology and ways of handling things are definitely NOT one we want here!

  2. Anthony Seats

    November 4, 2021 at 12:55 pm

    I wish they would have voted the police out. Then after all the killings and other crimes jumped by about 200% let’s see who they blamed then.

  3. Robin Rouleau

    November 4, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    With the percentage of police fatalities in the line of work is equivalent for erroneous deaths police are related to. The rise in crime is purely factual evidence that diminishing policy and force is at large a social detriment to society where ever the diminishing occurs.

    These progressives live in a fantasy world of idealism and not reality that is the real threat and fear American’s need to be aware of presently.

  4. Ron Pribyl

    November 4, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Who is funding all of these leftist groups?

    • Jeakwon Damarcus

      November 5, 2021 at 12:16 am

      George Soros and the same Jewish organizations that are 90% of the funding for BLM and Antifa.

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Kamala Harris Loses Two More Staffers

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Two more staffers are reportedly leaving their jobs in Vice President Kamala Harris’ office, according to the Washington Post. The news comes just after Harris’ chief spokeswoman, Symone Sanders, announced her departure.

“Symone Sanders, the senior adviser and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, is expected to leave the White House at the end of the year, according to five administration officials familiar with the matter,” Politico reported.

In addition to Sanders, “Peter Velz, director of press operations, and Vince Evans, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the vice president’s office, have also told others in the vice president’s office that they are leaving, according to two administration officials,” the Washington Post reported.

Earlier this week, Sanders officially announced her departure in a note to the Vice President’s team.

“I’m so grateful to the VP for her vote of confidence from the very beginning and the opportunity to see what can be unburdened by what has been. I’m grateful for [Harris chief of staff] Tina [Flournoy] and her leadership and her confidence as well,” Sanders wrote. “Every day, I arrived to the White House complex knowing our work made a tangible difference for Americans. I am immensely grateful and will miss working for her and with all of you.”

The news comes just weeks after Harris’ communications director Ashley Etienne filed her resignation.

“Ashley is a valued member of the vice president’s team, who has worked tirelessly to advance the goals of this administration,” a White House official stated. “She is leaving the office in December to pursue other opportunities.”

“Harris’ office has been beset by disorder, bad press, and, at times, internal frictions,” Politico reported, adding, “ … in recent weeks, chatter has grown increasingly loud that Harris wasn’t positioned well to be Biden’s heir apparent in 2028 or, if he opts not to run again, in 2024.”

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