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'Defund the Police' Democrat Ilhan Omar: Cops to Blame for Rising Crime Rates

Far-left lawmaker, who advocates cutting police budgets, shifts blame for soaring violence

 on 26th October 2021 @ 8.00pm
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Ilhan Omar is one of the most prominent 'defund the police' advocates

Far-left Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a prominent advocate of the "defund the police" movement, has claimed that cops are to blame for the soaring crimes rates in Minneapolis.

Since Democratic city officials slashed the Minneapolis Police Department's budget, violent crime has been skyrocketing in the city.

According to Omar, however, the alarming rise in crime is because "police have chosen to not fulfill their oath."

"The lawmaker’s comments come as violent crime has surged in Minnesota over the last year, rising 17% in total while setting records for murders,” Fox News reported.

"Minneapolis, the state’s largest city, has had to fight the surge while its police department suffers from staffing and morale problems after the death of George Floyd in the city, something some say has fueled the crime surge.”

Omar made the comments while speaking at a town hall event in Minneapolis over the weekend.

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Calls to 'defund the police' emerged last year when violent leftist mobs started calling the shots

The Minnesota Democrat blamed the rising crime rates on the police department in the city.

As Neon Nettle reported last year, Omar had previously called police a “cancer” that "we must amputate."

She also said, “we need to completely dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department.”

"What we must also recognize is that the reduction in policing currently in our city, and the lawlessness that is happening is due to two things,” Omar claimed on Saturday.

"One, the police have chosen to not fulfill their oath of office and to provide the public safety they are owed to the citizens they serve, right?

"It’s documented," she said.

"But even before that, it was documented.

"The Minneapolis Police Department is the most dysfunctional police department, in our state and probably in the country.”

ilhan omar has been a prominent voice in the  defund the police  movement © press
Ilhan Omar has been a prominent voice in the 'defund the police' movement

"The second part is that there has to be accountability,” Omar continued.

"And someone that is actually taking responsibility for what the police does invest in to.

"And that doesn’t exist in this moment.

"And I do believe that the current charter that we have, that’s tied the hands of those who want to have that accountability, because we are mandated to have a specific amount of policing, we are mandated to, you know, have the kind of these union contracts that we have right now.

"I don’t know any other big city in the state of Minnesota that has the charter that we have, it just doesn’t exist.”

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