Select Page

Minneapolis Politicians Have Vision Of Eliminating Police

Minneapolis Politicians Have Vision Of Eliminating Police

Seven City Council hopefuls and two mayoral candidates say in a local voter guide that they can envision a future Minneapolis with no police.

Asked, “Do you believe that we could ever have a city without police?” two mayoral candidates and two incumbents and five serious challengers running for City Council answered “yes.”

Those candidates, who responded to the question for a voter guide compiled by the nonprofit Voices for Racial Justice and published with Pollen Midwest and Rhymesayers Entertainment, said Wednesday they do not plan to eliminate the police department. Instead, several said, they were describing an ideal future in which inequality and racism are eliminated and government policy has solved many of the social problems now handled by police arresting and imprisoning people.

“It’s aspirational, but it’s way aspirational,” said Council Member Lisa Bender, who said yes to the question. “We have a very long way to go before we would approach public safety without police.”

Read More

About The Author


Law Officer is the only major law enforcement publication and website owned and operated by law enforcement. This unique facet makes Law Officer much more than just a publishing company but is a true advocate for the profession.


  1. Marilyn

    I think the politicians that are in this state of mind need to do a few ride-alongs… night shift on a Saturday.

  2. SkivMarine

    They’re making the assumption that inequality and “racism” are the causes of crime.
    This leaves out such inconvenient facts as; murders are mostly committed by one family member against another, as is rape, and molestation of children. Robberies are committed mostly by people who live within the community they terrorize. Serial killers don’t have race of social status on their minds when picking victims, and most criminals don’t really care about who or what you are, just as long as you have some easy cash they can take from you.

  3. guns2317

    Every week it seems that I read a new level of crazy. This is way, WAY out there and clearly based in la-la land, not our reality that will never change until the human heart stops being depraved. Wow.

  4. LegalBeagle

    That’s a nice fantasy. Given the ability of humans to come up with new and disgusting ways to prey on others, I suspect that this will never be possible anywhere, and the attempt would be a disaster. I think there is a scene from “Demolition Man” that would apply.

  5. Marilyn

    I apologize for the ignorant remarks made by liberals here in Minnesota. They are definitely a different breed of cat.

    • Law Officer

      No apology needed….without them, we could never publish stories like this.

Training At The Next Level

Recent Video

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from Law Officer.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Share This