Earlier this week, Gov. Tim Walz said he would not permanently station Minnesota State Patrol troopers on city streets. Troopers have been deployed to the city repeatedly over the past year, most recently during Derek Chauvin’s murder trial.
Minneapolis homicides, shootings and carjackings have all soared in 2021, Minneapolis Police said Thursday as City Council members splinter over how to respond.
The city has seen a 222 percent increase in carjackings this year compared with this point in 2020, averaging 1.27 incidents per day, according to police data. Homicides are up 108 percent from a year earlier, while shootings have risen 153 percent.
The surge in violent crime comes as Minneapolis Police lost more than 200 officers over the past year since the police killing of George Floyd and the riots that followed. The agency is now asking outside departments for help investigating gun crimes, Commander Jason Case said.
“Make America Great Again” is a well-known slogan promoted by a certain recent president and embodying many of the political beliefs of the Republican Party. But according to a radical educational movement sweeping through American schools, MAGA is a form of “socially acceptable, covert white supremacy” akin to “police murders” of minorities, “mass incarceration,” “police brutality,” and “racial profiling.”