AP Photo/Ben Gray Progressive American culture has become so anti-law enforcement that police agencies across the country are struggling to hire adequate personnel. The problem is most pronounced in large urban centers, and a shocking new video illustrates the depths to which community relations with law enforcement have sunk.
Seattle, Wash., Washington, D.C., St. Paul, Minn., and Minneapolis, Minn., are among the prominent cities currently looking for someone brave — or foolish — enough to head up their police departments. Let’s zoom in on Minneapolis.
Unless you were in a coma, you heard about the fine, upstanding Minneapolis citizen, George Floyd, who ingested a lethal dose of fentanyl and passed away after fighting with cops and being subdued with one officer’s knee on his neck. Fiery riots and lengthy jail sentences for the officers ensued. Unsurprisingly, two years on, the Minneapolis Police Dept. is more than 100 sworn officers short of the minimum legal requirement of 731. MPD currently employs 629 officers ; compare this to the 902 sworn who served there just weeks before the Floyd death.
Chief Medaria Arradondo (who is black, for what it’s worth) had a 30-year career in the MPD, including five years as chief. He was chief during the Floyd riots. He retired in January 2022. Amelia Huffman is currently the interim chief.
The job listing for the open position notes, “The next Chief will be a ‘change agent,’ ready to take affirmative steps to increase community trust by improving how MPD interacts with the community.” The annual salary range for the position is $253,000–$300,000.
One thing that doesn’t appear in the job listing is the phrase “supportive community” or something similar, which pro-law-and-order municipalities have taken to mentioning to encourage applicants. Cities like Minneapolis, however, are dominated by anti-police, woke progressives, and the culture reflects that.
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