What its like to live with violent crime
This week, I’ve noted that violent crime is up 19 percent in Minneapolis in 2021 and that this is in large part down to a decline in the quantity of…
We are in the midst of a nationwide campaign against law enforcement that is making our cities, including Minneapolis, more dangerous. Why were shootings in Minneapolis up 46% over 2015, as of mid-July? Because of the “Ferguson effect,” and because Minneapolis’s City Council has deliberately limited police officers’ ability to fight crime.
In an article that appeared first in today’s Minneapolis Star Tribune, Senior Policy Fellow Kathy Kersten brilliantly lays out the facts that those who accuse the police of being racist conveniently ignore. Such as:
Why, exactly, has the Minneapolis City Council cut back on police officers’ ability to patrol the city’s streets effectively? They say it is to serve the cause of “racial equity,” but how does it promote equity when the number of blacks being killed and wounded by criminals soars?
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