Crime Rises in Minneapolis After Ilhan Omar Advocated for “Defund the Police”

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Defund the police supporter Rep. Ilhan Omar’s city is experiencing a sharp increase in most crimes, according to Minneapolis’ data. “The ‘defund the police’ movement, is one of reimagining the current police system to build an entity that does not violate us, while relocating funds to invest in community services,” Omar said after George Floyd’s death. Charles Fain Lehman, a Manhattan Institute fellow who works on the group’s policing and public safety initiative, said, “As in many other big cities, homicides and other violence spiked in the city following the murder of George Floyd and rise of the defund the police movement—a movement to which Minneapolis uniquely capitulated.”