- Feb 16, 2016
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Minneapolis PD To Business Owners: Reinforcements Aren’t On The Way
Just because you’re not seeing as many headline stories about the chaos in downtown Minneapolis these days doesn’t mean that conditions on the ground have returned to normal. While the size of the riots and demonstrations may have abated a bit, residents and business owners there are still dealing with a “new normal” that’s anything but normal. Crime is up across the board, including both property crime and violent crimes against persons. Many residents have already described the situation as being akin to “living in a war zone.” This is particularly true of the city’s 3rd Precinct, where robberies and assaults continue to plague the people who live and work there. The owner of Pedego Electric Bikes sent an email to the local Police Chief saying that his employees are too frightened to come to work now. The answer he received was none too reassuring. In fact, it made it sound like the shop owners are pretty much on their own. (CBS Minneapolis)
There’s no long-term plan, and reinforcements aren’t coming anytime soon.
That’s what the head of the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct said in an email to a business owner who shared that his employees are scared to go to work.
The neighborhood block of shops near East 48th Street and Chicago Avenue has felt the impact of recent crime. Craig Paulson owns Pedego Electric Bikes.
“Couple robberies. Two, three robberies in the area, and some break-ins and a couple of crazy stunts,” Paulson said.This is the response that Craig Paulson received from Inspector Sean McGinty
Keeping the burnt-out police station closed down and not being replaced is a “victory” in the minds of these people. And that’s being announced at the same time that residents and business owners are begging for help because it’s not safe to even go to work or leave their homes. And in the midst of all this mayhem, the City Council actually had the nerve to ask the police chief why there is so much crime.
I’ll close with one prediction that applies to most major cities these days. When the cops are unavailable to come to the aid of citizens, those citizens – particularly business owners – will increasingly take matters in their own hands. That’s why new, first-time firearms purchases are breaking records all over the country. And sooner or later, the rioters robbing stores, workers and random pedestrians are going to realize that their lives were a lot more secure when the cops were around.
Like the other Blue Plantation Sanctuary Cities Portland, Chicago, New York and Baltimore, Minneapolis is another failed and lawless city. The options are limited, either leave or arm yourself in defense of your family and your life.
Options become more limited when those you helped be elected tell you that if you kill looters/rioters in/at your business or your home- if you have a family, you might as well make the next shot to your own head because otherwise your and their lives will basically be ruined and over anyway.
Unless you are part of the political elite, or rich enough to live in gated communites surrounded by police your taxpayer money goes to pay for them, you're S.O.L.
Then there's those business owners that voted for the people now in charge. I guarantee that the electric bike business owner did. He's getting all he voted for and cant believe the outcome of his utopian pie in the sky jackass ideas. Reap what ye have sown, Maybe they'll be think about replacing their leadership? But they wont.
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