Minneapolis City Council essentially welcomes the DOJ taking over the police department


Justice Department to probe whether Minneapolis police have ‘pattern and practice’ of misconduct

The Template for what will happen to other police departments. DOJ will look for systemic bias in policing.

Minneapolis is more than George Floyd and Derek Chauven. It is the beginning of the takeover of police departments under the ruse of investigation of any number of things.This will set the precedent of federalizing the police. Let’s read the fine print of what our Attorney General Garland has in mind. Learn that the Mayor and City Council save one, are more than happy to turn their police department over the the DOJ. After all they want to disband the entire police department anyway. If the DOJ is not successful in reaching an agreement- whatever that may be – the DOJ is prepared to go to court

Council renews plan to replace the police department

In January 2021, Minneapolis City Council Members Phillipe Cunningham, Steve Fletcher, and Jeremy Schroeder introduced a new city charter amendment to establish a Department of Public Safety in Minneapolis to oversee policing, violence prevention, and community safety programs, and remove the direct oversight of the police by the mayor’s office. The amendment would also remove the city charter requirement to maintain a minimum number of police officers based on the city’s population. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said he opposed the approach. The councilors hoped to put the amendment before voters in the 2021 November municipal election.[7][40]

Star Tribune:

The U.S. Department of Justice will undertake a sweeping investigation into whether the Minneapolis Police Department engages in a “pattern and practice” of illegal conduct, including whether officers used excessive force during protests.

The investigation, welcomed by 12 City Council members, Mayor Jacob Frey and the police chief, will seek to establish whether the state’s largest police department is engaging in practices that promote or allow systemic wrongdoing.

The investigation will also be separate from the Minnesota Department of Human Rights probe, announced after Floyd’s death, which will look at policies, procedures and practices over the past 10 years, and whether the department engaged in systemic discrimination.

If the Justice Department finds systemic wrongdoing, it will report its findings to the public. The federal civil rights division will seek to work with Minneapolis police, with input from the community, to identify ways to address the deficiencies.

If the civil rights division can’t reach an agreement with Minneapolis on how to reform the police department, the Justice Department has authority to file a lawsuit to force changes.

Chief vows cooperation

City officials, who learned of the investigation a half-hour before the public did, applauded the Justice Department for using its authority to reform Minneapolis police.

Every Minneapolis City Council member except for Alondra Cano signed onto a statement saying they “fully support” the federal investigators in holding accountable “any and all abuses of power and harms to our community and stand ready to aid in this process as full partners.”

“The City Council’s oversight of the Minneapolis Police Department has been historically constrained by the City Charter and state law and we welcome new tools to pursue transformational, structural changes to how the City provides for public safety.”

Mayor Frey also released a statement welcoming the investigation, saying Minneapolis must seize on this “generational opportunity” to improve life for the Black community.

More at Star Tribune

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday announces that the Department of Justice will investigate the practices of the Minneapolis police department, Justice Department officials told NBC News.

Just the beginning.

 

 

Yesterday my post included a background of three of the out of the mainstream council members. If you need a refresher

Minn City Council Candidate Encourages Rioters to Burn Down Wealthy Neighborhoods

Today I will add number four.  No less than Jeremiah Ellison, son of the infamous Keith Ellison, Minnesota’s Attorney General.

City Councilman Jeremiah Ellison explains disbanding police

The best of the council.

You betcha….. and we know why.

Here is where this is going:

Yes indeed.

What will be really interesting is that the Mayor and City Council will be up for re-election in November 21. The City will come face to face with their future. Will they continue this madness? Will cooler heads prevail? Stay tuned. This will be a hoot to watch. The Mayor’s race already has announced candidates.

Candidates

Declared

  • Jacob Frey, incumbent[5]
  • Kate Knuth, former DFL state representative and educator[6]
  • Sheila June Nezhad, community organizer[7]
  • A.J. Awed, Co-Executive Director of the Cedar-Riverside Community Council
  • Philip Sturm, former Marine[8]

My guess it will be ‘Sheila for the people” – she fits all of the boxes of misfits. The next Mayor. Wander over.

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”

….a worldwide revolution demanding the end of violent policing that started right here on Chicago Avenue. 

2020 changed me. I have always believed in the possibility of a revolution, of a more just world. This past year the people of Minneapolis taught me what walking toward justice really looks like.

My name is Sheila June Nezhad (she/her pronouns). I’m grateful to my parents for giving me an early start on a life of cross-cultural movement building. My parents chose my first and middle names “Sheila June” to be both Persian (my dad) and American (my Anishinaabe-Swedish-Norwegian mom). And my last name, Nezhad (pronounced “neh-zh-ahd”) roughly translates to “the people.”

Thats what the lady says. Say goodbye to all the white members of the council. The best of the swamp today,

32 Responses to “Minneapolis City Council essentially welcomes the DOJ taking over the police department”

  1. markone1blog Says:

    I still bet that crime skyrockets during the DOJ takeover of the Minneapolis PD.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Mustang Says:

    I would certainly agree that any applicant for a position in law enforcement in Minneapolis needs a psychiatric evaluation, which leads us to ask, “Should we really arm anyone who’s that nuts?” Usually, police review boards, when convened, involve members of the community — not the federal government. And this brings me to wonder if the governor of Minnesota is Alfred E. Newman. Who else would stand by and do nothing while the federal government prepares to seize control of a sovereign state? Have we heard even a peep from Minnesota’s Governor?

    Police officers are normally “sworn” to the state constitution and laws of the state, and in some states, a city cop may have state-wide jurisdiction. I think California is one of those states — but won’t place any money on it. The question then becomes whether a federal takeover of a state law agency effectively cancels the body of that state’s criminal laws. When making arrests, federal agents charge arrestees with violations of federal (not state) law — so how is this going to work? People charged with violations of federal laws appear in federal courts, not state courts, and the accused will stand before a federal judge, not a state judge.

    All that aside, though, I’m sure everything will work out just peachy for Minnesotans; the city of Minneapolis will one day offer as much safety, joy, and peace of mind as Mogadishu or over at Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all children are below average.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Excellent snark today Mustang….. better yet why not just have Councilman Ellison turn the whole thing over to ANTFA… they will end up with the city anyway… save a lot of fuss. You raise a good point… where is the Governor?? Every town that has a shooting will now have the DOJ involved. Note” The federal civil rights division who will be in charge and head is:

      Kristen Clarke, President Joe Biden’s pick to head the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, aims to return the office to prominence amid what she calls a “national reckoning with racism.”

      “We’re emerging from 2020, a year in which we experienced a national reckoning with racism and hate and other problems tearing at the fabric of communities across our country,” Clarke said. “The Justice Department stands to play an important role in moving our nation forward.”
      No doubt indeed.
      “Kristen is a civil rights warrior who believes deeply in the enforcement of the civil rights laws and the creation of equity, so she is going to affirmatively pursue an aggressive agenda to achieve that,” Smith, who was chief of the Special Litigation Section of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division in the Obama administration, predicted.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Mustang Says:

      Oh yeah … but the communists were kind enough to paint us a 3-dimensional picture of life to come early on in the Obama Administration. Never let a good crisis go to waste. No crisis? Wait, the Obama administration will create one and then use it to his/their advantage. So, not a perfect world in 2007, but a far cry from when Democrats controlled America in the 1960s. Obama fixed that by taking us back to the bad old days of Democratic racism on steroids — and now that the communists have achieved that lofty goal, it’s time to create a Goliath DOJ civil rights division. Now hiring … lawyers whose grades in law school were never quite good enough to find a worthwhile law firm. And, no doubt, a budget large enough to feed 100-million starving families in Peter’s black community. We’re on a roll, folks.

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  3. hocuspocus13 Says:

    I guess “THEY” didn’t think that just maybe cleaning up the streets might be a good place to start… ❓

    Liked by 2 people

  4. peter3nj Says:

    Black community- Now there’s an oxymoron if ever there was one.
    Replacing the po po with social workers must be the answer until they start dropping like flies, next…

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      If we ever wondered what total anarchy looks like we shall have a close up view very soon if this continues….Can’t think of a better city.

      Liked by 3 people

    • peter3nj Says:

      P.S. Any black communities near you fit this definition, anybody?

      A black community is a cohesive, safe, confident, prosperous and happy place. It is free of poverty and crime, providing a high quality of life for everyone that lives there. It values and promotes open, participative development processes underpinned by a continuous culture of trans-generational learning.

      Liked by 3 people

      • bunkerville Says:

        I had my experience of your above mentioned happy place during my college years. Other than a shive leveled in my back and a gun against my vertebrae I lived a confident and cohesive life. What they call a “granular data point” now I believe, that shaped my perception forever.

        Liked by 4 people

    • markone1blog Says:

      Don’t forget that Minneapolis city council voted themselves a considerable budget for private protection (of course, the main stream media did not report it, but the Daily Mail did).

      Liked by 1 person

  5. nrringlee Says:

    Addicts of any tribe must have their ‘Come to Jesus Meeting’ before they regain their sight, find the error of their ways and seek reform and redemption. This very often happens on the vomit and piss covered floor of a drunk tank. Those of us who served in Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children for any period of time served under many a dry drunk who experienced exactly this revelation. And so it goes with ideologues who reject the Wisdom and Word of the Author of All Things. Those who declare themselves to be God will find themselves on that very same floor when all of their works come crashing down around them and their self-created world collapses. In this case a majority of subjects vote themselves on to the floor of that drunk tank and blindly stride toward that reconciliation moment. The question remains for them: shall they unmask the eyes that shall not see and unbind the ears that shall not hear?

    Liked by 4 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Beautifully said… they will have their moment in November and we shall see if they have reached bottom.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Mustang Says:

      The problem we’re having with our ‘Come to Jesus Meeting’ in tribal Minneapolis is that Allah keeps interrupting the conversation. Somalis living in Minnesota now: 80,000. No, wait … 80,003. No, wait …

      Liked by 3 people

      • bunkerville Says:

        The total fertility rate for
        Minnesota foreign-born
        women in 2000 was 3.03,
        compared to 1.98 for U.S.-born
        women. The total fertility rate
        is the number of children a
        woman will have on average
        if fertility rates by age do not
        change. Foreign-born women
        in every age group have
        higher fertility rates.
        The general fertility rate was
        also much higher for foreign born women, 108 per 1,000
        compared to 58 per 1,000.

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      • peter3nj Says:

        While Muslims were burning cars and their own” communities” in France several years back a reporter interviewed a rioting Muslim teen who said they were going to take over since their families each have eight children while Europeans only have one child. This guy had more on the ball than the educated whites for sure.

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  6. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Dems want to replace locally responsive police with a national police force.
    This is a step towards that goal.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. Always On Watch Says:

    Minneapolis is the next Detroit — and quickly.

    Liked by 3 people


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