Crime Wave [Updated]

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Yesterday, Minneapolis’s 3rd Precinct (that is the one whose station was burned by rioters) sent out this memo to residents of the precinct:

100 robberies and 20 carjackings in July, in just one precinct. Minneapolis has been a crime-ridden city for a while, but the current attacks on law enforcement, accompanied by demands to dismantle the city’s police department, threaten to make it uninhabitable.

UPDATE: One more, via an email from a friend received a few minutes ago:

Going to meeting tonight w/ 100% liberals and Democrats in mansion in Lowry Hill to talk about crime, defund police and encampments.

My son rides his bike to this spot every day …

“Kids mugged.” Yeah, that will entice a lot of people to move to Minneapolis.

STEVE adds: The problem of soaring crime isn’t limited just to what we used to call “transitional” neighborhoods. It is affecting the University of Minnesota, too, where, naturally, the wokerati demanded that the U cut its ties with the police, with predictable results.

Students see spike in reported violent crime after University of Minnesota cuts ties with Minneapolis Police Department

Students saw an increase in reported violence just weeks after the University of Minnesota announced that it would cut ties with the Minneapolis Police Department after the death of George Floyd.

In the weeks following the University of Minnesota’s announcement that it would cut ties with the Minneapolis Police Department, students received multiple systemwide public safety alert messages, telling them to be cautious on and near campus due to various reported violent crimes. This is a substantial increase in safety notifications for Minnesota students, given that prior to the announcement, only seven such announcements with only two emergencies were made in a six month period.

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