With their funding and their very existence on the chopping block thanks to the deranged socialists on the city council, the Minneapolis Police Department has issued an advisory to residents experiencing one of the worst crime waves in the city’s history. Unable or perhaps unwilling to really confront the auto thefts and robberies that have taken hold in the city since the death of George Floyd in May, the department advised residents this week that they should cooperate with any criminals they encounter to avoid escalating the situation.
“Robberies and Carjacking’s have increased in our precinct. Cell phones, purses, and vehicles are being targeted. Some victims have been maced, dragged, assaulted, and threatened with a gun,” the letter states. “100 Robberies and 20 Carjackings have been reported to the 3rd Precinct Police in July alone.”
At this point in such a letter, one might expect the city to promise residents that they will be stepping up patrols and police presence to stop the crime wave. But since this city has decided that they loathe the police – the racist, murdering descendants of Ye Olde Slave Patrols, y’know – they decided to take a different approach.
Basically, they advised Minneapolis residents that when it comes to fending off robbers and carjackers, welp, you’re on your own. You’ll probably want to cooperate.
“Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet,” the city advised. “Do not argue or fight with the criminal. Do as they say. Your safety is most important.”
We’re not saying this is terrible advice, of course. When confronted by a potentially-violent criminal, it indeed makes sense to give up your personal possessions rather than get into a fight that could end badly for you and your loved ones.
But for this to be the only response from the city in the midst of a violent crime wave? That’s completely unacceptable. It does, however, give Minneapolis residents an excellent glimpse of what life will be like in the city after local Democrats make good on their promise to disband the police department.
Our advice to those residents? Find somewhere else to live – and quickly. Your city has been take over by clueless protesters, rioters, and Democrats who would rather bend over backwards to appease criminals than to actually take steps to improve the city’s safety.