Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Mystery of the Minneapolis Crime Spike

 

Two months ago, the Minneapolis City Council voted to eliminate the police department, and over 100 officers have since quit the force. Yesterday, according to Fox News, the Council grilled Police Chief Medaria Arrandondo demanding to know why there’s been a spike in crimes such as “carjackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing”:

“Residents are asking, ‘Where are the police?’” said Council Member Jamal Osman, noting that constituents’ calls to the Minneapolis Police Department have gone unanswered. “That is the only public safety option they have at the moment. MPD. They rely on MPD. And they are saying they are nowhere to be seen.”

Golly. Where could this crime spree have possibly come from?

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  1. Kozak Member
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    • #1
    • September 17, 2020, at 1:03 PM PDT
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  2. Richard Fulmer Member
    Richard Fulmer

    Kozak (View Comment):

    We need to send the Hardy boys to Minneapolis! 

    • #2
    • September 17, 2020, at 1:07 PM PDT
    • 12 likes
  3. Susan Quinn Contributor

    Aaaaarrrrggghhhhhhhhhh!!!

    Clueless. Completely clueless.

    • #3
    • September 17, 2020, at 1:23 PM PDT
    • 10 likes
  4. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Maybe it is the mosquitoes. I hear they are bad this time of year. Or, it could be the erasure of Land-O-Lakes butter princess.

    • #4
    • September 17, 2020, at 1:41 PM PDT
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  5. Richard Fulmer Member
    Richard Fulmer

    This is what happens when people decide that things like logic and cause-and-effect are social constructs created by oppressors to maintain the status quo. These folks have shot themselves in the foot and now they’re wondering where the hole came from. 

    • #5
    • September 17, 2020, at 3:02 PM PDT
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  6. Bryan G. Stephens, Trump Aveng… Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens, Trump Aveng…Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    You can’t make it up 

    • #6
    • September 17, 2020, at 3:12 PM PDT
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  7. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    I’m past the point of caring and enjoy watching dumb people suffer. They asked for this. This is what happens when you remove corrective mechanisms for poor economic and societal behavior. Suffering becomes the only teacher.

    • #7
    • September 17, 2020, at 3:22 PM PDT
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  8. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil FawltyJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Fenton wept.

    • #8
    • September 17, 2020, at 3:43 PM PDT
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  9. E. Kent Golding Member

    They aren’t this stupid. They know why there. are no cops. They are evil, not stupid, and just trying to avoid responsibility and pin it on others.

    • #9
    • September 17, 2020, at 3:48 PM PDT
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  10. Basil Fawlty Member
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    Richard Fulmer: Yesterday, according to Fox News, the Council grilled Police Chief Medaria Arrandondo demanding to know why there’s been a spike in crimes such as “carjackings, robberies, assaults, shootings and street racing”

    “If it’s not one thing, it’s another” she responded.

    • #10
    • September 17, 2020, at 3:58 PM PDT
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  11. Ray Gunner Coolidge

    Remember this old Woody Allen joke?

    Old lady #1: “The food here is really terrible.”

    Old lady #2: “Yes. And in such small portions!”

    Now we have Minneapolis:

    Council Member #1: “The cops here are really racist.”

    Council Member #2: “Yes. And so few of them!” 

     

    • #11
    • September 17, 2020, at 4:06 PM PDT
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  12. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge

    Basil Fawlty (View Comment):

    Fenton wept.

    Harcourt Fenton Mudd?

    Image result for harcourt fenton mudd

    • #12
    • September 17, 2020, at 4:12 PM PDT
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  13. Cato Rand Coolidge

    The jokes literally write themselves, don’t they?

     

    • #13
    • September 17, 2020, at 4:22 PM PDT
    • 4 likes
  14. Basil Fawlty Member
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    Cato Rand (View Comment):

    The jokes literally write themselves, don’t they?

     

    It takes a little effort, but not as much as it should.

    • #14
    • September 17, 2020, at 4:32 PM PDT
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  15. Giulietta Coolidge

    Let’s ask Lisa Bender. She’s my favorite member of the City Council following her sterling defense of their decision to abolish the police.

    • #15
    • September 17, 2020, at 7:07 PM PDT
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  16. Richard Fulmer Member
    Richard Fulmer

    Giulietta (View Comment):
    Let’s ask Lisa Bender. She’s my favorite member of the City Council following her sterling defense of their decision to abolish the police.

    Right. She said that the ability to call the police for protection “came from a place of privilege.” The police chief just needs to tell Council Member Jamal Osman that his constituents are a bunch of privileged scum and there’s no reason that they should expect anything when they call 911. Let’s all chant now:

    You’re scum if you call 911!
    You’re scum if you call 911!

    Get a shotgun. A double-barreled shotgun. If someone threatens your home, just go out on the porch and fire off a couple of blasts. Of course, you’re now unarmed, but you can tell the thugs that Joe Biden told you to do it.

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    • September 17, 2020, at 7:26 PM PDT
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  17. Giulietta Coolidge

    Richard Fulmer (View Comment):

    Giulietta (View Comment):
    Let’s ask Lisa Bender. She’s my favorite member of the City Council following her sterling defense of their decision to abolish the police.

    Right. She said that the ability to call the police for protection “came from a place of privilege.” The police chief just needs to tell Council Member Jamal Osman that his constituents are a bunch of privileged scum and there’s no reason that they should expect anything when they call 911. Let’s all chant now:

    You’re scum if you call 911!
    You’re scum if you call 911!

    Get a shotgun. A double-barreled shotgun. If someone threatens your home, just go out on the porch and fire off a couple of blasts. Of course, you’re now unarmed, but you can tell the thugs that Joe Biden told you to do it.

    Bender’s a piece of work. She wrote this tweet about the crime wave:

    “Our community is hurting and angry. I do not have all the answers, I humbly seek to play my part in rectifying the hurt, anger and harm our community has experienced.”

    I’m pleased there is pushback. Unfortunately it’s also sad to read. See beaniehead‘s thread of responses about being marooned with irresponsible government:

    “During the 24 hours it took you to write this statement, I have not slept. I sat on my balcony last night until 2 a.m. with a firearm in my lap and watched as the store located directly behind me was looted on and off for four hours.

     

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    • September 17, 2020, at 7:44 PM PDT
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  18. Jon1979 Lincoln

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    They aren’t this stupid. They know why there. are no cops. They are evil, not stupid, and just trying to avoid responsibility and pin it on others.

    On a related note, it was pointed out earlier this week that the nightly Portland Antifa riots just suddenly went ‘poof’ last week, after four months of nightly uprisings. One bit of speculation was the most violent anarchists changed tactics and decided to get in on the arson wildfire craze the west coast leftists have suddenly found inviting, but it wouldn’t shock me if the real reason is that the top Democrats and their financial backers are seeing the polling which shows Trump is not getting the blame for the riots, and have cut off the cash flow to the anarchists.

    Things like Nancy Pelosi going onto the House floor to denounce the rioting — even if she’s not specifically mentioning who the rioters are — shows that the leading Democrats are trying to back away from this before the voting starts, and really have been since the start of the RNC Convention last month. But the angry Antifa and BLMers on the ground might not have wanted to go along with strategically toning things down. But by cutting off their money supply, they’re either going to have to finance their rioting out of their own pockets, or go home until the cash starts flowing again after the election’s over.

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    • September 17, 2020, at 9:07 PM PDT
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  19. Sisyphus Coolidge
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    Jon1979 (View Comment):
    Things like Nancy Pelosi going onto the House floor to denounce the rioting — even if she’s not specifically mentioning who the rioters are — shows that the leading Democrats are trying to back away from this before the voting starts, and really have been since the start of the RNC Convention last month. But the angry Antifa and BLMers on the ground might not have wanted to go along with strategically toning things down. But by cutting off their money supply, they’re either going to have to finance their rioting out of their own pockets, or go home until the cash starts flowing again after the election’s over.

    Never fear, Xi has a bottomless well of largesse to sustain and grow the Insurrection. Defund the police and destroy the nuclear family were the key objectives as Mao worked his way through the back country town to town, province to province. It is the inevitable march of history. No wonder Amazon and Apple and FaceBook and Twitter and the Ford Foundation and Barnes and Noble and Criterion and all the rest are sending this Insurrection millions to support burning our cities to the ground. 

    And Socialism has done so much to for so many.

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    • September 18, 2020, at 1:41 AM PDT
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  20. Bryan G. Stephens, Trump Aveng… Thatcher
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    The poor poor people trapped there. 

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    • September 18, 2020, at 3:22 AM PDT
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  21. Kozak Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The poor poor people trapped there.

    Yeah. But they did this to themselves. They keep voting for these people, over and over and over and over.

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    • September 18, 2020, at 4:03 AM PDT
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  22. Roderic Reagan

    Police in Minnapolis are demoralized. More of them resigned last month than in the whole previous year, and there are other resignations pending. The number of police has dropped below what is mandated by the city charter, and so residents have filed suit against the city council for violating the charter rules.

    The rift between city leadership and the police is irrepairable at this point. The situation won’t change unless all those who voted to defund police are removed from office.

    The election of the city council in Minneapolis probably goes as it does in most cities. I suspect that nobody knew who those people were and what their polices were and only a tiny minority of people actually voted in the election, so they ended up with a bunch of nut cases with crazy ideas for policies

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    • September 18, 2020, at 5:11 AM PDT
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  23. David Carroll Thatcher
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The poor poor people trapped there.

    Yeah. But they did this to themselves. They keep voting for these people, over and over and over and over.

    A majority of them did. Those who voted for their opponents deserve our sympathy for the plight. That and relocation assistance.

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    • September 18, 2020, at 6:26 AM PDT
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  24. Sisyphus Coolidge
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    David Carroll (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The poor poor people trapped there.

    Yeah. But they did this to themselves. They keep voting for these people, over and over and over and over.

    A majority of them did. Those who voted for their opponents deserve our sympathy for the plight. That and relocation assistance.

    Clearly this needs to be added to the relief bill cycling around the Capitol.

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    • September 18, 2020, at 6:29 AM PDT
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  25. Richard Fulmer Member
    Richard Fulmer

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    David Carroll (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    The poor poor people trapped there.

    Yeah. But they did this to themselves. They keep voting for these people, over and over and over and over.

    A majority of them did. Those who voted for their opponents deserve our sympathy for the plight. That and relocation assistance.

    Clearly this needs to be added to the relief bill cycling around the Capitol.

    Aid to refugees.

    • #25
    • September 18, 2020, at 8:51 AM PDT
    • 3 likes