Liberal City Offers Voters a Chance to Approve the Dismantling of the City’s Police Department

Minneapolis voters have a chance to decide on a police replacement measure, Fox News reports.

Voters can either reject or approve a measure that would dismantle the city’s police department.

It would then be replaced by another law enforcement agency.

This is the first real decision after Minneapolis became the epicenter of the police reform movement following the death of George Floyd last year.

A majority of voters would need to endorse the measure for it to pass.

Some Black residents told the Associated Press that they don’t want to replace the police department.

These residents cited safety concerns. Abolishing the police department could negatively impact communities.

“Everybody says we want the police to be held accountable and we want fair policing. No one has said we need to get rid of the police,” Armstrong, a Black activist who owns a mental health practice and a clothing store, told AP.

“There needs to be a huge overhaul from the ground up, but we need some form of community safety because over here shots are ringing out day and night.”

— Advertisement —

“The issue of the police is not the number one thing that African-Americans are facing,” Rev. Jerry McAfee, a pastor at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, told Fox News.

More from Fox News:

Supporters say the move would overhaul how policing is conducted in the city. The goal is for the replacement law enforcement agency to employ an appropriate response depending on the type of call received. In other words, a counselor or social worker could respond to mental health calls instead of police officers.

“I was raised to understand that when you get in trouble, you call 911 and someone on the other end is going to help. Most of the time, unless it’s fire, the helper is going to be a police officer,” Erica Mauter, a Minneapolis resident who supports the measure, told Fox News. “I’ve come to understand as I’ve lived more of my life that sometimes the right helper for the problem is not a police officer with a gun.”

On the flip side, opponents have voiced concerns over the measure’s vague language and how such a transition would be implemented and its impact on policing in Minnesota’s largest city.

“They can’t just take the largest city in the state and take the police away and put in some social workers,” Kevin Rofidal, a retired police officer from the Minneapolis suburb of Edina, told Fox News. “The police aren’t the problem here. The problem is going to be who is going to show up at the polling place.”

“Is it the people in the high-crime neighborhoods or is it the progressive who just moved here and want to change the city?” he added.

A spokesman for Yes 4 Minneapolis, the group that gathered 22,000 signatures to get the question on the ballot, told Fox News last week they want “public safety that prioritizes a public health lens so that we ensure that professionals who are trained in their fields are responding to calls that are relevant to those fields.”


  1. Link exchange is nothing else except it is just placing the other person’s web site link on your page at proper
    place and other person will also do similar in support of you.

  2. We are a bunch of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.Your web site provided us with useful info towork on. You have done an impressive job and our whole group can begrateful to you.

  3. You actually make it seem really easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really one thing which I think I might never understand.It kind of feels too complex and very extensive forme. I’m looking ahead for your next publish, I’ll try to get the cling of it!

  4. Hello there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout
    out and say I truly enjoy reading through your posts.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same
    topics? Appreciate it!

  5. Thanks for any other fantastic article. The place else couldanybody get that type of information in such a perfect means of writing?I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the look forsuch info.

  6. Howdy, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and iwas just curious if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how doyou reduce it, any plugin or anything you can recommend?I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any support isvery much appreciated.

  7. Fantastic goods from you, man. I’ve take note your stuff
    previous to and you’re simply too great. I actually like what you’ve
    received right here, certainly like what you’re saying and the way in which by which you
    are saying it. You make it enjoyable and you still take
    care of to keep it smart. I cant wait to learn much more from you.

    This is really a wonderful site.

  8. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I truly enjoyed reading it, you can be a great author.I will remember to bookmark yourblog and may come back someday. I want to encourage continue your great writing, havea nice day!

  9. I blog frequently and I really thank you for your information.
    This article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to bookmark your blog and keep checking for new details about once per week.
    I subscribed to your Feed too.

  10. I think that is one of the so much important information forme. And i am happy studying your article. But should observation on some basic things, The web site style is great, the articles is actually great :D. Excellent activity, cheers

  11. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our
    community. Your site offered us with valuable information to work on. You have done a formidable job and our entire community
    will be thankful to you.

  12. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after browsing through some of the posts I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking it and
    checking back regularly!

  13. you’re in point of fact a excellent webmaster.
    The site loading pace is amazing. It seems that you’re doing any unique trick.
    Furthermore, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve done a magnificent job
    in this subject!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here