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The Democrat-controlled Minneapolis City Council controversially voted to disband its police department in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death.

Now, three members of the city council are costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars per week because they have hired private security after receiving threats related to their support for defunding the Minneapolis Police Department.

Andrea Jenkins, Phillipe Cunningham, and Alondra Cano — who have been outspoken proponents of the radical law police reform measure — are costing city taxpayers $4,500 per day in private security fees, KMSP-TV reported.

Over the past three weeks, the city has spent $63,000 of taxpayer money on their private security details, a city spokesperson told KMSP.

The mayor of Minneapolis is traditionally provided with security by the city police department, but city council members are not afforded the same service, KMSP noted.

“My concern is the large number of white nationalist(s) in our city and other threatening communications I’ve been receiving,” Jenkins told KMSP.

Cunningham said, “I don’t feel comfortable publicly discussing the death threats against me or the level of security I currently have protecting me from those threats.”

However, the Minneapolis PD told KMSP there has not been a filed police report for threats against any of the city’s council members, though one could have been filed confidentially.

A city spokesperson said the private security details “are intended to be a temporary bridge until other security measures can be implemented by council members,” KMSP reported.

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33 Comments
33 Comments
M June 29, 2020
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Why aren't BLM providing this service ?
binkyxz3 June 29, 2020
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City council is no more in danger than Bubba Noose is.
Eleanor Cummings June 29, 2020
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Why do you think the muslims are slowly taking over MN, NJ, MI, NY, PA, VA, and other states, For the sake of your children and further generations, I think you people had better start checking this out. The Kenyan brought into this country - illegally - millions of muslims ! So many have already infiltrated our government!! Check out this site - Kel names them, their state, and the positions already held, plus the ones now running. This site tells ALL. https://deplorablekel.com/2019/02/22/organizations-aimed-at-getting-more-muslims-elected-in-the-united-states-government/
PJ June 29, 2020
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So take Police protection away from law abiding citizens to make the terrorist SOBs happy then hire private security to protect your sorry asses. This gives a whole new meaning to corruption and brings to mind tar and feathering of theses sorry POSs that are supposed to be serving the people
Patriot1951 June 29, 2020
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MinnExit NOW!
George June 28, 2020
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You people in Minnesota believe this bunch of communist city council people when they blame white nationalists for their fear. Look around you, you won’t find ANY white nationalist. You are sending terrorist supporting Muslims to Congress and letting city council people feed you that white nationalist garbage? Wake up and grow a damn spine.
fedup June 28, 2020
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they deserve no more protection than they gave us
GEORGE EADY June 28, 2020
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I DONT KNOW BUT KNOWING THEM DENOC-RATES . THIS LOOKS LIKE THERE PLAN FROM THE START. A SCAM OF THE PUBLIC FOR THERE SECURITY BUDDYS . THE COPS NEED TO BOY COTT THEM . AND NOT GO BACK. WHEN IT ALL FALLES APART .AND IT WILL
joe haines June 28, 2020
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fire them they are the enemy from with in
Henry Fechner June 28, 2020
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Another example of do as I say not as I do. No police for you, yet private security for me and your paying for it. No border wall for you , yet we have walls around our property and so on.
ed June 28, 2020
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Gosh, I hope their private security details aren't former Minneapolis police officers.
MICHAEL MCPOLAND June 28, 2020
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Anyone who votes for these assclowns should have to pay and pay. America must face the facts that to sit and do nothing will be our downfall. Stand up and be counted. Arm yourself if need be and VOTE. do not back down....
frederick fetty jr June 28, 2020
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Illegal to do this within the current guidelines.. They have to pay the money back. That is the law. They are guilty of misappropriation of public funds. The blaring fact here is that they have not filed any police reports about the SMOLLET type threats.
Laura Cotter June 28, 2020
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Vote them out?????? Are you kidding? In this country we have 90+ % Democrat Insanity and you talk about voting them OUT????? I'm talking Liberal Democrats in business, in most all MEDIA, in politics, in NEWS, in Newspaper, and in almost ALL TEACHERS in our schools. And you want them to be voted out...........that's just great......and maybe they will let us use paper ballots.....one of their favorite fraud methods. WAKE UP........the only thing that can stop this is a civil war.
Big D June 28, 2020
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Hahahaha, serves the dumb assed liberal voters in Minneapolis right, Karma is already taking over, just wait until crime takes hold of the worthless city. These liberal asses are stupid, Cant wait to see the cits over run, will serve these incompetent asses right. The bemoncraps are inherently ignorant and stupid. LMAO go minney go!
mike dar June 28, 2020
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This is how HAMAS stays in power in the GAZA strip. Take away guns from all but themselves... no change is possible when only they have deadly force. Sadly, MAO said it best, all power comes from the barrel of a gun(deadly force)… and now this city council has that power.
Richard June 28, 2020
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My favorite was the black guy pulling a Jussie Smollett when he said “My concern is the large number of white nationalist(s) in our city and other threatening communications I’ve been receiving." :-)
Rick June 28, 2020
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This is just the start. KEEP VOTING FOR DEMOCRATS....
Matt June 28, 2020
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But citizens can't afford to replace the police with private security. Typical Lefty Dems.
Patricia June 28, 2020
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They should be denied any security.
Peter Gaskin June 28, 2020
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Democrat politicians and officials just like celebrities don't have to worry about their safety politicians just use taxpayers money to protect themselves and their families and rich Democrat celebrities have the money for private security and massive walls around their properties but the rest of America has to live in fear while socialist terrorist run rampant around the country what a joke republicans have to vote bigger than they have ever before
Gail M Williams June 28, 2020
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The people should tar and feather them and run them out of town.
CB June 28, 2020
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WTH!!! Blaming WHITE NATIONALISTS for their need to have private security! This shit has got to STOP. people need to stand up to THUGS! NOW
Marilyn June 28, 2020
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They think they are more Important than the people they serve? They should have to pay with their own funds not taxpayers! Why should taxpayers pay when they don’t give a darn about the taxpayers safety, just their own!!! Truely scum bums,s, they should be kicked to the curb!!!
Gerald Cline June 28, 2020
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You KNOW the politicians who are going to deny the average citizen protection are NOT going to be without protection themselves. And the taxpayer is going to get charged for that special protection.
DJ June 28, 2020
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They need to pay for security from their own pocket and not the tax payers pocket. Vote them out.
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