Defund the Police Resolution Backfires

Minneapolis City Council Members are Expensing Private Security Detail After Passing Defund the Police Resolution

Posted on Jun 29, 2020
Eden, Janine, and Jim, CC BY 2.0

Following the tragic death of George Floyd, radical leftists began pushing the “Defund the Police” movement. 

Succumbing to mob rule, the Minneapolis City Council did just that last week by unanimously passing a resolution to replace the city’s police department with a community-led public safety system.

The kicker to all of this?

The same Minneapolis council members calling to defund police now spend $63,000 of taxpayer money on private security details after receiving death threats.

From Fox News:

Several Minneapolis City Council members who have received death threats following their calls to defund the police after the death of George Floyd have been assigned private security details — reportedly costing the city $4,500 a day in taxpayer dollars.

According to information obtained by Fox News, the city has spent $63,000 on private security over the last three weeks.


The threats reportedly came after the council members were vocal in their calls to defund the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD).

The Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a proposal to eliminate the city’s police department Friday, initiating steps toward establishing a new “holistic” approach to public safety.

The largely white police force has struggled to regain the city’s trust after the death of George Floyd. The new proposal would eliminate the existing police department and instead create “a department of community safety and violence prevention, which will have responsibility for public safety services prioritizing a holistic, public health-oriented approach.”