IRONY: Anti-Police Minneapolis City Council Members Get Private Security After Receiving Threats
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The left-wing Minneapolis city council who has been pushing to defund their police force in response to the death of George Floyd, is currently spending almost $5000 a day in tax payer money for the three council members to have private security.
The private security has costed the taxpayers of Minneapolis over $60,000 in just three weeks according to a Fox 9 report.
Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
Council members Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunningham and Alondra Cano are outspoken supporters of efforts to defund the Minneapolis Police Department, the report stated.
Neither Cunningham, Jenkins nor Cano have responded to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
Cunningham did respond to Fox 9’s request for comment, telling the outlet through a text message that, “I don’t feel comfortable publicly discussing the death threats against me or the level of security I currently have protecting me from those threats.” The security detail is temporary, he noted.
Jenkins claimed that she has been requesting private security since she became a member of the council.
“My concern is the large number of white nationalist(s) in our city and other threatening communications I’ve been receiving,” she claimed.
The Daily Caller continues:
Minneapolis’s city council began pushing to defund the police after former police officer Derek Chauvin was charged with murder for the death of George Floyd, a black man who died May 25 in Minneapolis police custody.
The police department does not have reports of threats against city council members, a representative for Minneapolis Police told Fox 9. Jenkins did not report threats she’s received through phone messages, emails and social media because she’s busy handling aftermath from the pandemic and Floyd’s death, she told Fox 9.
Other city officials across the country faced criticism for using private security while railing against their police departments. Democratic Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez, for instance, reportedly used police officers as security over the past two months while calling for the department to be defunded.
The insanity from the left continues and doesn't appear to be leaving anytime soon. On Wednesday during an interview with Fox News host Martha MacCallum, radical Black Lives Matter leader for New York, Hawk Newsome, said that he actually supports violence to further his political goals.
“Obviously people watch what you say in that video, that you now want to shove legislation down people’s throats now that you have everyone’s attention, and you also have said that violence is sometimes necessary in these situations,” said MacCallum. “What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?”
“Wow, it’s interesting that you would pose that question like that because this country is built upon violence,” Newsome responded. “What was the American Revolution? What’s our … diplomacy across the globe? We go in and blow up countries and we replaced their leaders with leaders who would like. So for any American to accuse us of being violent, it’s extremely hypocritical.”
Newsome bizarrely claimed that him using violence for political reasons was “self-defense,” saying, “it seems to be the hypocrisy of America that when black people start talking about arming themselves and defending themselves, the talk is violent, but when white people grab assault rifles and go to our nation state capitals, it’s all good.”
Newsome then tried baiting MacCallum by asking her what her stance was on the Second Amendment.
“The only reason I posed that first question to you the way that I did it, I watched you talking on a bunch of different interviews today and you said, ‘burn it down,'” MacCallum said. “You said it, ‘burn it down, it’s time.’ So that makes me think that you want to ‘burn it down.'”
“If this country doesn’t give us what we want then we will burn down the system and replace it,” Newsome replied. “All right. And I could be speaking figuratively, I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation. Like let’s be very real and observe the history of the 1960s. When black people were rioting we have their highest growth and wealth and property ownership.”
“When people get aggressive and they escalate their protests, cops get fired, now, you have police officers, you have Republican politicians talking about police reform,” said Newsome. “I don’t condone nor do I condemn rioting, but I’m just telling what I observed.”
He continued, “I just want black liberation and black sovereignty, by any means necessary.”
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