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Reports: Minnesota Voters REJECT Plan To Abolish Police Dept. Despite Democrat Efforts

57 percent of voters voted “no” versus 43 percent for “yes”

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Despite the best efforts of Democrats, voters in Minnesota have rejected a proposal that would have abolished the police department and replaced it with a so called “public safety agency.”

Fox News reports:

Voters in Minnesota’s largest city have rejected what would have been an unprecedented move to dismantle the police department at the ballot box Tuesday following calls for reform following the death of George Floyd. 

Fox9 further reported:

57 percent of voters voted “no” versus 43 percent for “yes” on the ballot question, which asked if the city charter should be amended to remove the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a Department of Public Safety. The proposed charter amendment would have eliminated the minimum police staffing requirement as well as the position of police chief.

The development comes after Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) continuously pushed for abolishing the police:

Omar previously declared that Minneapolis has to “rebuild” its police department as it is “rotten to the root” and impossible to reform.

Along with her ‘Squad’ Democrat buddies Omar has contracted her own private security while simultaneously calling for abolishing the police.

As we previously highlighted, and as has now been proven again, these radical Democrats are completely out of touch with the vast majority of black Americans, who are diametrically opposed to such actions as defunding and abolishing police forces.

The narrative that black people are driving the ‘abolish the police’ calls, specifically in Minneapolis, was again disproven last month as a survey found that more white people support the move than black people do.

KARE 11 reported that a poll found that 51 percent of white voters support replacing the Minneapolis Police Department with a new Department of Public Safety, while only 42 percent of black voters support the measure.

Last month, Omar fumed about the measure to replace the police in Minneapolis being blocked by a court.

“This ballot measure should be on the ballot,” Omar declared, adding “As you can tell, I’m pretty upset about it,” and charging that “The leaders who are opposed to progress in this city are not nameless or faceless.”

Omar added, “There’s a judge, there’s a mayor, there’s a police chief, and their monied friends who are telling us we can’t have a city that is flexible to our needs and our demands. How else are we supposed to make progress if we can’t do that?”

Last year after unrest and violence targeting police, Harvard university Professor Roland Fryer urged that defunding the police would cause more loss of life, citing figures showing that there are “450 excess homicides per year” when police are not able to do their jobs proficiently.

“Defunding the police is not a solution and could cost thousands of black lives,” professor Fryer wrote in an email to the College Fix.

Fryer has recently authored a research paper titled “Policing the Police: The Impact of “Pattern-or-Practice Investigations on Crime,” noting that police are less present when ‘viral incidents’ occur, meaning crime, including homicides increase… a lot.

Last year it was reported by the New York Times that Gun violence is up 358% in New York City since June 2019 as police are being stripped of resources in Democrat run cities nationwide.

The explosion in gun violence dovetailed with the disbanding of NYPD anti-crime units, a decision that meant around 600 plainclothes officers were taken off targeted raids and reassigned.

In addition, Democrat imposed “reforms” have meant that around 40% of people arrested on gun possession charges were released without bail in 2019.

Figures also show that other Democrat run cities including Chicago and Minneapolis have experienced a massive uptick in gun violence.

Despite the crime spike, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a resolution to replace the police department with a “community-led public safety system.”

That has been staved off for now but campaigners have vowed to continue to push for abolishing the police department.

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    “They Fall Silent”: Media Criticized For Not Caring About Church Mass Shooting Carried Out by Chinese Gunman

    “Don’t see major Asian NGOs commenting on this.”

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    The legacy media and NGOs are facing criticism for largely ignoring another mass shooting over the weekend at a church in Laguna Woods which was carried out by a Chinese-born gunman who targeted Taiwanese people.

    68-year-old David Chou drove to Orange County to attend a a lunch held by Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in the community of Laguna Woods.

    After chaining shut the doors of the church and placing numerous firebombs, Chou opened fire on a gathering of mainly of elderly Taiwanese parishioners.

    It was only due to the heroism of one man who tackled Chou, 52-year-old Dr. John Cheng, that more people weren’t killed. Only Cheng lost his life during the attack in the process of saving the lives of dozens of others.

    It was later confirmed that the gunman had deliberately targeted Taiwanese people in a “politically motivated hate incident” because he was upset over Taiwan’s stance towards China.

    You’d think the story would have garnered more media attention, but it has received barely a blip of coverage.

    According to the Intercept’s Lee Fang, this is because the media can’t pigeon hole what happened into their feverish obsession with white supremacy.

    “Don’t see major Asian NGOs commenting on this, even though the attacker was motivated by racialized hate,” Fang wrote on Twitter. “Any time there’s a hate crime that has a bit of moral complexity that falls outside of simplistic oppressor-oppressed narratives, they fall silent.”

    “It will be interesting to see whether the FBI dedicates as many resources to investigating this shooting as the one in Buffalo,” commented Chris Menahan.

    The media’s penchant to devote wall to wall coverage of mass shootings carried out by white men, while largely ignoring and crafting false narratives around massacres carried out by non-whites, was particularly evident after the Waukesha massacre.

    As we highlighted earlier, President Biden is facing criticism for immediately announcing he will visit the scene of the Buffalo mass shooting, having failed to pay a visit to victims of the Christmas parade attack.

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    Queen’s First Reaction to Diana’s Death: “Someone Must Have Greased the Brakes”

    Staff were “shocked and puzzled.”

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    The Queen’s first reaction to hearing the news of Princess Diana’s death in a car crash was to assert that, “someone must have greased the brakes,” according to a new book.

    The sensational claim appears in Andrew Morton’s ‘The Queen’, which is being serialised in the Daily Mail newspaper.

    Diana was killed in an August 1997 car crash that took place in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris while her driver was trying to speed away from pursuing paparazzi.

    Queen Elizabeth was reportedly informed that Diana had suffered only a broken arm and had walked away from the accident, to which she responded, “Someone must have greased the brakes.”

    According to Morton, the Queen’s reaction “shocked and puzzled her staff, who’d rarely heard her use such colloquial language.”

    “Was the Queen implying that Diana had been a target?” asks Morton.

    The official explanation is that the accident was caused by a combination of dangerous driving and Henri Paul being over the limit. However, conspiracy theories surrounding the car crash have raged virtually since the night it happened.

    Questions about why surveillance cameras in the tunnel failed, the potential involvement of a white Fiat Uno, a strange flash that occurred before the accident, and why it took so long to get Diana to a hospital are often asked.

    Innumerable theories as to the motive behind Diana possibly being killed as a result of a Royal Family conspiracy have circulated over the years, including concerns that her boyfriend Dodi Fayed, a Muslim, would taint their bloodline.

    Such theories were bolstered in 2007, when a handwritten letter written by Diana sent to her butler Paul Burrel was revealed in which Diana claimed that Prince Charles was plotting to kill her.

    Diana claimed her husband was “planning an accident in my car,” according to the letter, which was written in October 1993.

    The two documentaries embedded below explore some of the alternative explanations behind the alleged accident.

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    Justice Sotomayor Argues People Familiar With FBI Crime Stats Should be Banned From Capital Case Juries

    Juror said he understood non-whites to be more prone to violent crime.

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    Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a dissenting opinion arguing that jurors who express familiarity with FBI crime stats should be banned from Capital case juries for “racial bias.”

    Yes, really.

    The opinion was in relation to Kristopher Love, a black man who was convicted of capital murder in the course of a robbery that happened in 2015.

    Before Love’s trial, prospective members of the jury filled out a questionnaire which included the following two questions.

    “68. Do you sometimes personally harbor bias against members of certain races or ethnic groups?”

    “69. Do you believe that some races and/or ethnic groups tend to be more violent than others?”

    The prospective juror answered no to the first question but then answered yes to the second and explained that he understood “[n]on-white” races to be the “more violent races” because he had seen statistics to this effect in “[n]ews reports and criminology classes” he had taken.

    Despite the juror making clear that his views were based on statistics and not his personal feelings about black people, Love’s counsel moved to exclude the prospective juror based on “his stated beliefs that . . . non-whites commit more violent crimes than whites.”

    “Leaving this man on the jury would be an invitation to leaving someone on there that might make a decision on Special Issue No. 1 that would ultimately lead to a sentence of death on his preconceived notions and beliefs that have to do with the race of the defendant,” counsel argued.

    The trial court ended up denying counsel’s request to have the juror removed and Love was later sentenced to death.

    Sotomayor’s dissenting opinion is republished in part below.

    Cite as: 596 U. S. ____ (2022) 1
    SOTOMAYOR, J., dissenting
    SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
    KRISTOPHER LOVE v. TEXAS
    ON PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS
    No. 21–5050. Decided April 18, 2022
    The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied.

    JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR, with whom JUSTICE BREYER and
    JUSTICE KAGAN join, dissenting from the denial of summary vacatur.

    […] The seating of a racially biased juror, therefore, can never be harmless. As with other forms of disqualifying bias, if even one racially biased juror is empaneled and the death penalty is imposed, “the State is disentitled to execute the sentence,” Morgan v. Illinois, 504 U. S. 719, 729 (1992).

    In this case, petitioner Kristopher Love, a Black man, claims that one of the jurors in his capital trial was racially biased because the juror asserted during jury selection that “[n]on-white” races were statistically more violent than the white race. […]

    The fact is that, for whatever reason, non-whites in America are more prone to commit violent crime than whites per capita. The statistics are indisputable.

    “As we saw with Sotomayor’s embarrassing performance earlier this year while arguing in favor of vaccine mandates, she’s not very good with statistics,” writes Chris Menahan.

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