Three members of the Minneapolis City Council who support defunding the police have been given private security details that cost thousands of dollars.
$4,500 A Day To Protect People Who Want To Get Rid Of The Police
The city of Minneapolis is spending $4,500 a day for private security details of the three council members; Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunningham, and Alondra Cano. They have all supported the “defund the police” movement that started after the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in their city.
The Minneapolis City Council voted on Saturday to defund the police department after being the first city in the country to seriously discuss the measure. At the start of the month, Council President Lisa Bender said that they will “dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department” entirely, and instead replace it with “a transformative, new model of public safety.”
Bender later said on CNN that “it comes from a place of privilege” to call the police during an attempted burglary or break in, suggesting that only racists would call the police in that situation.
If Anyone Exemplifies Privilege, It’s Minneapolis Councillors!
The council members have been allegedly subject to threats from “white nationalists” due to the support for their movement. Jenkins told Fox 9 in an email that threats have come from letters, emails, and social media posts.
“My concern is the large number of white nationalist(s) in our city and other threatening communications I’ve been receiving,” Jenkins said.
Cunningham refused to discuss the measures, saying that he doesn’t feel comfortable “publicly discussing the death threats against me or the level of security I currently have protecting me from those threats.”
What do you expect from these people? They push to remove your safety, and when they feel unsafe, they demand protection from these alleged threats, paid for by your money! If anything comes from a place of privilege, it is wanting to get rid of the police for ordinary people, and then hiring private security to protect themselves.