Minneapolis waves the white flag, tells residents to “give up their cell phones and wallets” to criminals

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- Will the last sane person to leave Minneapolis please turn out the lights?

The insanity that is 2020 continues and while Democrats continue to deny the existence of any type of increase in violent crime in America’s cities, the city of Minneapolis is raising the white flag of surrender. This is akin to the 1980’s Kurt Russell movie, “Escape From New York.”

The Minneapolis Police Department has advised residents of the city…in particular in the 3rd Precinct to basically “give in” to criminals and let them have whatever they want.

In other words, it’s open season for criminals in the city. This despite Mayor Jacob Frey claiming the city was a “safe and vibrant place.”

 

First of all, the Minneapolis Police Department is not to blame for this. After George Floyd died on Memorial Day partially at the hands of the Minneapolis PD, the city’s police have had a target squarely on their backs, both by overzealous politicians as well as far-left organizations such as Black Lives Matter.

The 3rd Precinct is where Mayor Jacob Frey ordered police headquarters abandoned and rioters destroyed the building.

The department circulated “robbery prevention tips” which were reported by the local ABC affiliate in the city. The agency advised residents that there has been a spate of robberies and carjacking’s, in particular in the 3rd Precinct—which happens to be the area where Floyd died in police custody.

In short, residents were told to “be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet” if approached by criminals. “Do not argue or fight with the criminal. Do as they say,” Breitbart News reported.

The letter was addressed to residents in the 3rd Precinct in particular. The letter, dated July 28 was posted online by The Post Millennial¸ and read as follows, in part:

“Robberies and Carjacking’s have increased in our Precinct. Cell phones, purses and vehicles are being targeted. Some victims have been maced, dragged, assaulted, and some threatened with a gun. Most of these crimes have occurred north of 42nd St. E.

“100 Robberies and 20 Carjacking’s have been reported to 3rd Precinct Police in July alone. Downtown and Southwest Minneapolis have seen an increase as well. We want those who live and work her to be safe!”

In other words, let the criminals do and have what they want, because we cannot protect you.

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The letter was posted on Twitter by The Daily Caller and further advised residents not to walk alone, to “be hyper-aware of your surroundings at all times,” and essentially to “pay attention!”

The police also suggested that residents limit what they carry to only those items that are necessary to have with them, and not to carry too much cash.

“Have keys already in your hand as you approach hour car,” the letter reads while warning that despite these precautions, “robberies may still occur.”

They discourage fighting off a mugger or someone who wishes to rob you and said that the safety of residents was more important than personal possessions.

This is what the gutless, spineless politicians have done to their city. By throwing the entire police department under the bus for the actions of one officer (admittedly there were three others who may have stopped the incident), the mayor and city council have turned Minneapolis into Mogadishu. Perhaps that is satisfactory for Rep. Ilhan Omar…feels just like home.

 

In the surrender letter, the department advised residents to be good witnesses, making sure to take good notes on their attacker’s physical appearance (a bit difficult with everyone wearing masks), along with age, height, complexion, hair and eye color” of the suspect or suspects.

Other tips included carjacking tips, such as locking all doors, not stopping for strangers, parking in well-lit areas, “hyper-awareness,” tracking devices installed on cars, not leaving valuables visible inside their vehicle and of course, do not leave the car running when going in for quick stops. Also memorize your license plate number.

The Millennial noted that the letter had not been posted on the department’s website as of yet in the crime prevention area, which was last updated April 2019.

Ever since Floyd’s death, this area of the city has been designated as a “police-free area,” and there have been numerous reports of violence and illegal activity in the area. Likewise, some city residents have taken to vigilante justice as Law Enforcement Today reported last week, and formed “neighborhood watch groups” to deal with the violence.

This past June, the city council voted to defund the police. Ironically, the council, which wants to take police away from its residents has run up over $63,000 for private security. You know, “good for me, not for thee.” The council is allegedly going to implement a so-called “community-led model” where they will send social workers and other guinea pigs to deal with crime.

Ironically, leaders in the black community spoke out against a plan adopted by the city council to abolish the police. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the local leaders of the black community called the plan to abolish or defund the police “egregious, grotesque, absurd, crazy and ridiculous.” Well that about covers it.

The calls to defund the police did not turn out as the city council intended, with the city seeing a huge spike in crime, including one weekend in June when 12 people were shot. For the one-month period after Floyd’s death, police received over 1,600 reports of gunfire.

 

Three years ago, Minneapolis was ranked as the 19th safest city in the U.S. That number will likely be much lower this year, although admittedly it has a lot of competition in the least safe city in the U.S. category.

Breitbart said that one Minneapolis resident who is not following the white-flag surrender strategy was 99-year-old Evelyn Johnson, who fought with someone who broke into her home. “He thought he was just going to cover my mouth and smother me, but that didn’t’ happen. I fought him. We wrestled for quite a while, according to all my bruises,” she said to KSTP.

This is what Democrat leadership gets you. Just take what is going on in Minneapolis and extrapolate it nationally. That’s a Joe Biden presidency. 


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