Far-left “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (D) have both come out in favor of a ballot measure which would replace the Minneapolis Police Department with a public safety department — a move which would signify a major victory for the radical “Defend the Police” movement.
The Star Tribune reports:
A yes vote in November would change the city’s charter and create a Department of Public Safety to employ “a comprehensive public health approach” that could include police officers “if necessary.” The issue is dividing some progressives from their moderate Minnesota DFL colleagues as national attention is trained on Minneapolis. […]
The proposal, written by a political coalition called Yes 4 Minneapolis, would remove the requirement for Minneapolis to fund a police department with a minimum number of officers based on the city’s population. Earlier this year, a judge ordered the city to hire