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About 400 people have been shot this year – a five-year high – and 100 officers have left the department to date in 2020, up from an average of 45 separations per year.

Scott McClallen

September 18, 2020

The Minneapolis City Council is once again searching for a place to house officers working for the Third Police Precinct as the area endures a five-year high of shootings and increasing homicide numbers.

A deal fell apart Wednesday between the city of Minneapolis and Imagine Express over a possible lease at 2633 Minnehaha Ave.

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Fox 9 reports the deal was hurt after people threatened the building and the family of its owners.

“Minneapolis police reported that on Sept. 14, officers took a 911 call that was dispatched to the Minnehaha Avenue property stating that the west side of the building had been significantly defaced with anti-police graffiti and there was threat [sic] to ‘burn down the building,’” Fox 9 reported.

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*About 400 people have been shot this year – a five-year high – and 100 officers have left the department to date in 2020, up from an average of 45 separations per year.

“If we just stayed status quo right now, we will end this year with numbers that are absolutely unconscionable in community violence,” Arradondo said.

There have been nearly 60 homicides in the first nine months of 2020, outpacing 48 in 2019.

Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins said police officers have told residents around 38th and Chicago, where George Floyd was arrested, the location is a “no-go zone” for police response, and is plagued with gun violence, drug dealing and extortion.

“People are having to pay to get out of their own alleys,” Jenkins said.

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* Anyone who is surprised at this let me know. I have a bridge I can sell you...Real cheap.

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Inside the Free State of George Floyd

Scott Johnson

Sept. 18 2020

The degradation and decline of the city of Minneapolis proceed apace. 5 Eyewitness News has posted the report by Jay Kolls (video below) from inside the city’s “autonomous zone,” a/k/a the Free State of George Floyd. Whatever you do, you don’t want to be in need of police help in the Free State of George Floyd — Marcia Howard to the contrary notwithstanding.

Compare and contrast Kolls’s report with the lovely tour of the Free State of George Floyd posted here on YouTube.

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this is just beautiful.
 
this is really cool. It’s amazing how many communities are rejecting the occupation of the police carceral state.
 
"And All These local shops are supportive"...if they know whats good for them. Be a real shame if there was a fire and your store burned down.
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