Minneapolis voters reject Dems’ plan to replace the city’s police department

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(Worthy News) – Minneapolis voters soundly rejected a proposal Tuesday night that would have opened the door to reducing the city’s force, more than a year after the death of George Floyd ignited calls to “defund the police.”

In a blow to that movement, support for the measure in one of the most liberal cities in the nation was hovering only at 43%, far short of the 51% it needed to pass.

Mr. Floyd’s killing by a police officer had prompted a call by activists to reimagine policing in the city. Question Two would have replaced the city’s police department with a Department of Public Safety that would have taken a new approach to law enforcement by including alternatives to traditional officers such as mental health counselors. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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