The war on public safety: District Attorneys
Last week, I wrote about how ‘the war on cops’ which we at the Center have been talking about since 2016 is only one part of a much broader war…
An overwhelming majority of Minnesotans have confidence in their local police departments and oppose plans to defund and disband the Minneapolis police department, according to a new statewide Center of the American Experiment poll.
John Hinderaker, President of Center of the American Experiment, commented, “To politicians everywhere who are pushing to defund the police, my advice is to stop and read the room. Minnesotans are not with you, and it will have consequences for the city of Minneapolis.”
Meeting Street Insights conducted surveys of 500 registered voters in Minnesota between June 15 and June 17, 2020. Follow these links for topline results and analysis from the pollster. The survey found:
Minnesotans have positive attitudes toward police, statewide.
Minneapolis/St. Paul residents are divided on defunding the police, while the rest of the state stands strongly opposed.
Minnesotans who live outside of Minneapolis will be much less likely to visit the city if the police are defunded.
A large majority of Minnesotans believe the protests were justified, while most don’t believe the riots were.
Minnesotans don’t want state taxpayers to pick up the full cost of damages from the riots, and many don’t want to pay for it at all.
Minnesotans have negative feelings about protestors toppling the Christopher Columbus statue in St. Paul without legal consequence.
*Twin Cities suburbs consist of: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Scott, Washington, and Wright counties, and the portions of Hennepin and Ramsey counties that are not within Minneapolis and St. Paul city limits.
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