Please Come Back!

Yeah, that’s the refrain coming from the Minneapolis City Council these days. Back after George Floyd died, and the city was rioting, the Minneapolis City Council rushed to join Antifa and Black Lives Matter in trying to “defund the police”. Well, they succeeded.

Now their tune has changed.

Apparently, some nine months of having fewer and fewer cops on the streets hasn’t led to good things in the Twin Cities. They’ve been losing police officers left and right and currently the city has about 640 cops, some 200 below where they should be. So, what did City Council do? Of course! They threw money at the police, upping the same budget they gutted some eight months ago, by $6.4 million! They’re hoping to have some 700 officers on the streets in time for the one year anniversary of Floyd’s death.

And what do we learn from this?

We learn that first and foremost, when you rush in and make decisions using your heart and not your head, you are going to regret it. Of course, it was the popular decision back then. Of course, it was “right” to be on the side of blacks in the city who felt this was just another example of police bias and racial hatred toward them. Of course, the City Council felt they would “defund the police” as a way to punish them for their incredibly heinous and inhumane action. And of course, knowing that liberals never know when to hit the brakes, some members of the City Council are looking at still getting rid of the police and replacing them with a Public Service Department, which would include cops, as well as psychologists, and sociologists, and whatever other profession they feel is necessary to bring about a “fair and just” society to all. They’re getting signatures as you read this, and hope to get it on this fall’s ballot.

Of course, throwing money at at problem is usually not a good idea when it comes to politics. It’s what got the federal government in trouble. They decide they want to undertake a “worthy program” that some liberal just can’t live without, and realize soon after it passes that its’ costs far outweigh the benefits. But liberals never met a social program they didn’t like, so they fight like hell to keep it, even though the ballooning costs keep it resembling a white elephant more than a solution to a problem.

And that’s what has to stop.

Look, I feel terrible that any person, black, white, brown, red, green, or purple has to die at the hands of anyone. That’s not right, whether it’s a cop, or a drive-by shooting. And yes, guilty parties need to be held accountable. But I also am a realist. You cannot expect people to act perfectly in every situation because…well…we’re people. We’re human. We’re going to make mistakes, and since government is run by people, it’s a part of what we should expect.

Unfortunately, I don’t believe Minneapolis’ Mayor, or police chief, or City Council understands that. I think they’re bulling ahead blindly hoping that if they throw more money at the situation, it will correct itself. Except that has never worked. And it never will. And the only people that will end up paying are the taxpayers…if there are going to be any of them left in Minneapolis after all of this shakes out.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Hypocrisy Of It All

Do you happen to remember maybe two weeks ago when the city council of Minneapolis, Minnesota cried and screamed that they need to “defund the police”? Do you remember last week when they unanimously voted to do that? Of course, it isn’t that simple. It has to go through committees, and the good people of Minneapolis aren’t going to be left in the lurch without any protection from bad guys anytime soon.

What I thought was funny, was what the city council of Minneapolis, Minnesota did this past week. Realizing they no longer had police protection from a mob, three of the city council folks went out, and with taxpayer money, they hired a private security firm to protect them. Not the city of Minneapolis, not the regular Joe Six Pack who pays their taxes, and votes for these snowflake socialist idiots. But they felt they needed protection from bad guys. Rather than hire police, they hired a private company to do the task for them. What did that cost? Well, the citizens of Minneapolis are now some $63,000 poorer because of the actions of Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunningham, and Alondra Cano.

And what did the three of them have to say about all of it? Well, that’s what I was waiting for. When cornered about it, Jenkins said, “My concern is the large number of white nationalist(s) in our city and other threatening communications I’ve been receiving,” OH! So, now we’re going to blame “white nationalists”? My…how racist, can you get?

As I recall from watching all of the looting and rioting in Minneapolis over the past month, there were a lot of folks screaming, and rioting, and looting, but most of them I wouldn’t have classified as “white nationalists”. Could it be that Jenkins was being singled out because she’s black? Or, could it be that she’s actually being singled out because she’s stupid? Now, both could be true, and both could be false, but my hunch is that the disagreement with her voting to ban the Minneapolis police department has very little to do with the color of her skin, and more to do with the fact she’s not the smartest bulb in the box.

And what strikes me in all of this is the inconsistency of it. After all, you have banned a police department, who, like all departments are there “To protect and serve”, and then when you get rid of them, or at the very least tell the world you have no faith in their ability to protect and serve you, you run to a private security firm because you’re upsetting people enough that they’re threatening you? What on earth did you think would happen when you voted that way?

This is just another example of why liberalism never works. It’s an inconsistent philosophy that never bears fruit, only inconsistency, and lies. And in the end, it’s the people that end up getting hurt. Ms. Jackson, I’m sure will end up ok in all of this. But the people of Minneapolis are going to have to deal with her stupidity, and that of her fellow city council folks for a long time to come. In the meantime, here’s a suggestion: Stay the hell away from Minneapolis, Minnesota unless YOU hire a private security firm.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!