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City council approves $500K for Minneapolis police to contract more officers

City council approves $500K for Minneapolis police to contract more officers

In another narrow vote, the Minneapolis City Council approved the proposal that will give the Minneapolis Police Department about $500,000 to make contracts with other agencies to increase the amount of officers on the streets through the end of the year.

Friday, the council voted 7-6 to allow the MPD to form contracts with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and Metro Transit. This mirrors the same one-vote margin of approval seen earlier this week during the Policy and Government Oversight Committee meeting. That meeting saw was intense debate over whether to give the department more funding on top of its annual $184 million budget. MPD Chief Medaria Arrandondo made his plea for the proposal, pointing to the increase of violent crime and homicides this year.

In a statement activist group, Reclaim the Block expressed frustration over the funding approval because members of the council had pledged their commitment to re-imagining the police department following the death of George Floyd.

"Today’s vote shows us exactly the kind of strength we need when we show up to the 2021 budget process next week,” said Sheila Nezhad of Reclaim the Block in a statement. “We know that the police will be advocating for their paychecks and power, so we need to remind City Council that they are accountable to the community, not the cops.”  

This is the same City Council that voted unanimously back in June on a measure to dismantle the MPD.

Happy Birthday Marines


Even if networks call one or more remaining states,

They will still keep counting all of the votes that were properly mailed through election day. Just like everyone was demanding three days ago...

I would rather wait for all votes to be counted and confirmed than see a single state called for Biden but reversed by votes sent at the last minute.

How to explain mailed votes so conservatives can understand

A vote’s life begins the moment when it is put in the envelope. It is against God’s will to kill it before it can be counted

274-264 final answer

I am going out on a limb and predicting Biden will pull out Pennsylvania. Wisconsin says they will have allvotes counted by 5 am.

Best 2 of 3 to win

If Biden flips Arizona and Trump keeps Ohio, as it appears right now, it will be up to Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

In that case Pennsylvania alone will not be enough for either candidate, If one of them takes both Michigan and Wisconsin, Pennsylvania becomes moot. If they split, Pennsylvania becomes the brass ring.
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