[FOX9] A Minneapolis City Council committee pushed forward on Wednesday with a measure that would give the voters power to replace the city police department.
The amendment proposed and submitted by the advocacy group "Yes 4 Minneapolis Committee" calls for public safety to have a "comprehensive public health approach" but does not explain what that means.
Under the plan, the police department would be replaced in the charter with a public safety department but doesn't outline how the department will work or be structured.
"I am persuaded that this is not going to get better with another two weeks," said Councilmember Steve Fletcher. "I'm persuaded that this language is a version of describing the intention of the petitioner and 20,000 people who signed the petition saying they want to create a significant change and that we should put it on the ballot. So I'm going to go ahead and move for approval of language as is."
The amendment was approved by the policy and government oversight committee by a vote of 11 to 2. It will now head to the full council for a vote.
If approved by the council, it will be included on the general election ballot in November.
I'm of two minds about this. On one hand, it is a really stupid idea and will probably turn out even worse than expected. On the other hand, I believe in the experimental method. So let's try it and see. (voice from peanut gallery: it's a stupid idea!) Sure the tax-paying citizens of Minneapolis will be boned, but we will gain a useful data point and the next time someone proposes getting rid of the cops, we can look at them and ask, "Like in Minneapolis?"
My favorite part is this: Under the plan, the police department would be replaced in the charter with a public safety department but doesn't outline how the department will work or be structured.
They obviously put a lot of time into coming up with this totally genius plan. Whatever it is exactly.
Very little sympathy here. The people of Minneapolis voted for the current boy mayor and city council who approve this. If they vote in this nonsense in November, well, then, they deserve what they get.
If they vote in favor of such a poorly defined idea, the people of Minneapolis are certain to get what they deserve. A better idea would be to recall the mayor and all of the members of the city council. I mean, if you're gonna start all over, start from the top.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/24/2021 12:17 Comments ||
Crirong Mussolini1765 Hermann Goering was a key leader in the Nazi party and one of the primary architects of the Nazi police state in Germany (here) . He did become Minister of the Interior in Prussia, the country’s largest and most influential state, in 1933 ( here ). It is false, however, that Goering’s “first orders were to defund and eliminate the police departments.”
Timothy Snyder, professor of history at Yale University specializing in the history of Central and Eastern Europe and the Holocaust ( here ), told Reuters via email that the claims made in the posts are “absolutely baseless.”
After the Enabling Act of 1933 ( here ) ceded almost all political authority to Hitler, Snyder laid out four key actions that took place with regards to German policing. Firstly, the highly decentralized police departments were brought under a unified central command. Secondly, “the unified police forces were then placed under the same ultimate command as the SS” (the acronym for the infamous “Schutzstaffel” paramilitary group, here ). Thirdly, led by Heinrich Himmler, the SS officers were brought into the police (comprised of the Ordnungspolizei (orpo) "regular police", the Sicherheitspolizei (Sipo) "security police” which initially included the Gestapo, and the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) "security service”). Finally, “police were trained to understand crime as a matter of race,” the result of which, Snyder explained, “was the creation of a police force that took active part in the Holocaust.”
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
07/24/2021 12:47 Comments ||
That explains everything, Deacon. So the Left are basically Nazis. Or spiritual descendants of Hitler. And the Brown shirts probably demanded defunding the police, but the party had other better ideas for it.
As deacon pointed out, the situation as described was half right; the Nazis talked about defunding the police, sometimes, but only in the context of the politicization and centralization process that they controlled. And the brownshirts would talk about it, but they were used and disposed of when no longer needed.
My Grandfather and My Dad both had a historian friend of theirs who wrote a book on the whole process (and a lot of other stuff besides). And that was the book he recommended to me that one time when we were discussing how Chavez took control of Venezuelan society and the role the collectivos took in the process.
(you know, the guys antifa patterns themselves after).
[Breitbart] Many of the deported migrants who are now getting special invites to re-enter the U.S. are so poor they need government aid for housing and healthcare, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The admission came in a July 19 statement to progressive contractors who want to be paid for wrapping the poor and unskilled migrants in the taxpayer-funded federal welfare system. The DHS statement said:
When appropriate, the Contractor shall collaborate with other providers, contractors, and stakeholders to help ensure a “wraparound” approach to services. Services include but are not limited to: housing, primary health care, nutrition assistance, legal assistance, immigration and travel processes.
Remember: When a politician says "investment" they do not mean what you or I think of, to wit, "placing money in the expectation that it will increase." Along the same lines, when they tell you "immigrants make vital contributions" to this country.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/24/2021 7:11 Comments ||
All the 'parents' of unaccompanied children should be charged, sentenced and jailed for recklesschild endangerment and abuse. Followed by deportation with prejudice -- no green card, no citizenship, no Visa for the rest of their lives.
[FOX9] As politicians continue to call for his resignation, Minnesota Rep. John Thompson (DFL-St.- Paul) has questioned the authenticity of domestic assault police reports, but photos provided Thursday by the Eagan Police Department appear to show Thompson in a 2004 case.Those photos show minor injuries sustained by Thompson and his then-girlfriend, whom he married in 2020. They also show a broken table and two telephones Thompson allegedly disabled as she tried to call 911.
According to the police reports, on August 9, 2004, Eagan police were investigating a 911 hang-up call from an apartment complex on Golfview Drive.
Thompson’s girlfriend told police he punched her in the face and choked her in the presence of three children. She identified Thompson running from the apartment.
Police officers noticed she was shaking and had several bruises on her body, which they photographed.
She told police the trouble began the previous day at a community pool, when Thompson berated her 5-year-old daughter, calling the girl a "f—-ing bitch," a "little motherf—-er," and a "spoiled ass." She said Thompson told her, "f—- you, f—- your daughter, I hope you both die."
She said that evening Thompson became angry that she changed the password to the answering machine. She told police he put his hands around her neck and began choking her, and said, "I’ll choke you until you can’t breathe anymore."
She told police she nearly passed out when Thompson struck her in the face. She said she tried to call police but Thompson grabbed the phone and dismantled it.
[Epoch Times] Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) have sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) requesting more information about missing cellphones that were used by then-special counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation into former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Check Hillary's closet.
In a statement, the senators said they were compelled to send the letter (pdf) after the DOJ failed to review more than 20 phones for record preservation after Grassley in September 2020 asked about a possible violation of federal record-keeping laws, following a Freedom of Information Act revelation showing records on devices used by Mueller’s team had been deleted.
The DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General in September 2020, the senators wrote, told them that several phones belonging to "multiple people on then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team were ’wiped’ for various reasons during [the Russia investigation]." Meanwhile, on May 11, the inspector general said 59 of 96 phones assigned to Mueller’s team couldn’t be located, according to the senators. Various reasons? Including, like, with a cloth?
Relating to the phones, the two senators are seeking the names of the special counsel's office team members whose cellphones weren't reviewed by officials, if there are any actions being taken to recover the missing phones, and whether the DOJ reviewed the devices to see if "they were used to leak sensitive or classified information," among other requests.
[NY Post] Also: Biden DOJ Will Not Investigate Gretchen Whitmer Nursing Home Deaths. Gotta cover up for the Democrat governors' wholesale pushing grandma off the Covid cliff.
The Department of Justice has decided not to investigate whether the civil rights of residents in New York’s government-run nursing homes were violated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s controversial admission policy related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a letter Friday, the DOJ’s Office of Legislative Affairs told US Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), ranking member of that House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, that New York was off the hook in connection with potential violations of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act.
In August, the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division requested information from New York in connection with a March 25, 2020, order from the state Department of Health that required nursing homes to admit "medically stable" COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals.
It also sought records from Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Jersey, which adopted similar rules that the DOJ said "may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents."
"We have reviewed the information provided by these states along with additional information available to the Department," Deputy Assistant Attorney General Joe Gaeta wrote Friday.
"Based on that review, we have decided not to open a CRIPA investigation of any public nursing facility within New York, Pennsylvania, or Michigan at this time."
[Townhall] Three weeks after Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused the National Security Agency of reading his communications, the agency has confirmed he was unmasked.
"The nation’s top electronic spy agency found that Carlson was mentioned in communications between third parties and his name was subsequently revealed through 'unmasking,' a process in which relevant government officials can request the identities of American citizens in intelligence reports to be divulged provided there is an official reason, such as helping them make sense of the intelligence documents they are reviewing," the Record reports.
"For the NSA to unmask Tucker Carlson or any journalist attempting to secure a newsworthy interview is entirely unacceptable and raises serious questions about their activities as well as their original denial, which was wildly misleading," a Fox News spokesman released in a statement about the developments.
Yes - Joe Biden personally unmasked General Flynn and now someone? in Biden administration unmasked Tucker Carlson.
How it once worked: An NSA intercept consideredof value by the NSA is circulated through the intel community. An analyst wants to know the name or names of American subjects redacted in same. A request is sent to NSA. A committee in NSA reviews in minute detail the request. The name or names may or may not be given, but the person who requests the name is known and had to jump through hoops to get it. On the other hand, a NSA intercept is reviewed in-house, and the name of an American citizen and the intercept is leaked (it doesn't matter by whom or to whom), the actor is subject to dismissal and prosecution. The reason that prosecution so rarely occurs is because the intercept is explosive and its revelation considered to damage national security. In the case of Tucker Carlson, that is absurd and the leaker should be prosecuted.
[NYPOST] In a rebuke to Gretchen Whitmer ...Her Excellency, the dictator of Michigan, 2020 Dem VP contender who never got off the ground... , the Republican-led Michigan state House of Representatives repealed a 76-year-old law that gave the governor broad emergency powers used to lock down much of the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.In a 60-48 vote mainly along party lines, the Emergency Powers Act of 1945 was officially scuttled. The state Senate had already voted to kill the act last week.
Though the legislation does not take effect immediately it was a clear shot at Whitmer, whose strict shut-down policies stirred protests last year, but also made her a political darling among Democrats.
Because the law came to the state legislature by a petition drive, under Michigan law it is not subject to a veto from Whitmer and will go into effect 90 days after the legislative session.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.