Minneapolis Residents Plead for State Assistance as Officer Exodus Continues

by Anthony Gockowski


A group of north Minneapolis residents said they feel like they live in a “war zone” in an open letter to Gov. Tim Walz this week.

“North Minneapolis, the most diverse part of the state, is a war zone, with a child murdered, a man killed when a barbershop was shot-up in broad daylight, a school teacher executed by fully automatic gunfire, a drive by shooting across an elementary school playground with children at recess, a bus evacuated after being shot at. All this in little more than a week,” says the letter.

The 26 residents feel like they have been “left to twist in the winds of violence” for more than a year while the mayor and City Council have failed to act.

“They have shown that they are either unwilling or unable to save us. The Minneapolis Police Department is spread too thin to help. Right now, we are left to fend for ourselves. We are not ‘One Minnesota’ when our children are left to be slaughtered,” they write.

The Minneapolis Police Department has an authorized strength of 888 but is down to 582 active officers, according to the latest numbers provided to Alpha News. This had made proactive policing essentially nonexistent as police run from one 911 call to the next.

The residents conclude their letter by pleading with the governor to save them “from this death march.” They want Walz to “send any and all available resources” to Minneapolis, “whether that be State Patrol or National Guard.”

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen responded to the letter Thursday, questioning why the governor remains “on the sidelines.”

“They shouldn’t have to beg for protection. Shame on the city leaders who have allowed it to get this bad,” Rep. Pete Stauber added.

Seventy people have been killed in Minneapolis this year, including three children.

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Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and reported for The Daily Caller.
Photo “Minneapolis Police” by Minneapolis Police Department.





Reprinted with permission from AlphaNewsMN.com

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  1. Gary Jensen

    Quite frankly it is hard for me to comprehend why there are any police officers in Minneapolis still there! They should have all left when the mayor, city council, and governor allowed the city of Minneapolis to burn. It is not a difficult stretch to understand the “Woke” mentality of the elected officials in the city and the governor’s mansion marching to the drumbeat of their leader O’Biden, in their push to cause so much violence that they have to institute a Soviet-style system of government. The appointment by O’Biden of Saule Omarova to be in charge of the nation’s banking system. A Communist radical, educated under the Soviet system, and there’s a reason the USSR is defunct and the U.S. isn’t at least until Omarova gets her way.
    Omarova’s goal is the eventual elimination of private banking and the establishment of the Federal Reserve as the nation’s only bank.

    In her own words “The core idea here is simply to allow all U.S. citizens and lawful residents, local governments, non-banking firms, and non-business entities to open transactional accounts directly with the Federal Reserve, thus bypassing private depository institutions,” she wrote. “In this sense, it is a variation on the familiar FedAccounts — or FedCoin, ‘digital dollar wallets,’ etc.” Voters get what they deserve!