The move from the Minneapolis City Council to completely dismantle the local police department has come as a shock to many, and many feel the controversial plan will result in a crime wave.
Reinforcing the disbanding was Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender, who spoke to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota of so-called “privilege.”
“What if, in the middle of the night, my home is broken into. Who do I call?” Camerota asked.
“Yes, I mean I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors, and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege,” Bender answered. “Because for those of us for whom the system is working, I think we need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in that reality where calling the police may mean more harm is done.”
A clip of the exchange was shared by Eddie Zipperer on Twitter.
Since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protests have erupted across the world, with many of the demonstrations in the US turning into full-scale riots, resulting in rape, murder, injuries and untold amounts of damage to both government and private property.
One of the many bizarre side-effects has been an international call to disband police forces across the world.
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