Carjacking up 537% amid Minneapolis city council plans to further defund police force

Violent carjackings are up 537% in Minneapolis, while the City Council announced plans to cut another $8 million from the police budget.


Violent carjackings are up an astronomical 537% in the city of Minneapolis this November compared to November of 2019, while the City Council announced plans to cut another $8 million from the police budget.

The past two months have seen and eye-popping more than 125 carjackings in the city of Minneapolis, including three in the southeast part of the city which occurred within less than an hour of each other.

In just the past week, there have been 17 such incidences, with the majority of them being perpetrated by teenagers.

According to the Washington Examiner, carjackings weren't even tracked as a separate crime by the City of Minneapolis due to them previously being such a rare occurance.

However, to date in the year 2020, and after going back retroactively, officials found that the running total of carjackings is clocking in at 375 or more.

"The numbers are staggering. It defies all civility and any shred of common human decency," was the comment from John Elder, a spokesperson for local police.

Elder went on to mention that sometimes it's better to give up the car keys without a fight. "People need to know what their abilities are. A 74-year-old woman trying to duke it out with two 18-year-olds is not a great idea."

Over 500 people have been shot so far this year in Minneapolis, which is the highest total in a decade and a half.

Incredibly, the city council still wants to further its "defund the police" efforts, which it has been pursuing aggressively since June of this year. In the final days of November, they just announced another motion to take away another $8 million funding from the police and use the money for other ends.

More than 100 officers have left the Minneapolis Police Department this year alone.


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