Minneapolis has been radically transformed with approximately one hundred thousand Somalis having been imported through a State Department initiative over the state’s generous welfare expenditures.
The federal government grafted a foreign community onto a native population and the results have been disastrous.
This incredibly liberal city is now reaping what it has sown.
Their liberal policies, without any quality control, have led to women in one suburb living in terror after receiving rape threats by Somali Muslims.
But most recently, an Australian national was gunned down by a Somali expatriate who was allowed to stay on the police force despite many complaints and investigations.
Australian native Justine Damond called 911 to report a sexual assault, only to be killed by Somali-born officer Mohamed Noor – who inexplicably did not have his body camera on.
Noor has only been on the force two years, yet in his brief time, has had three complaints filed against him – two that are still open. The third was closed and no disciplined was enforced.
The political class is starting to feel the heat, so they are starting to see the light.
Minneapolis Mayor, Betsy Hodges (who had been backpacking during the first four days of the Justine Damond crisis and just returned), immediately called for the police chief to resign.
Star Tribune reported:
“Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned abruptly Friday amid growing criticism from the public and the City Council following the fatal police shooting of Justine Damond.
The chief’s departure came at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges, who promptly nominated Assistant Chief Medaria Arradondo, a 28-year veteran of the force, to replace Harteau. The move ended Harteau’s 4½-year run as the first woman and first openly gay person to head the department.
The death of Damond, a native Australian who had moved to Minneapolis to be with her fiancé, thrust Minneapolis into the international spotlight.
It also has generated public skepticism about the department and its training, including from city officials who have questioned why the officers involved didn’t turn on their body cameras.
Hodges, who was frequently at odds with Harteau, issued a statement immediately after the resignation, saying she has “lost confidence in the Chief’s ability to lead us further.”
“And from the many conversations I’ve had with people around our city, especially this week, it is clear that she has lost the confidence of the people of Minneapolis as well,” Hodges said.
“For us to continue to transform policing — and community trust in policing — we need new leadership at MPD,” she continued. “I asked Chief Harteau for her resignation, she tendered it, and I have accepted it.”
Hodges was forced to delay an 8 p.m. news conference at City Hall when protesters disrupted the event. The protesters came from the ranks of a larger crowd of about 200 people who had rallied at Loring Park at 6 p.m., then marched downtown, blocking streets and delaying traffic.
After the protesters shouted the mayor down, demanding her resignation, they left and she was able to resume speaking to journalists. She said she has no intention of resigning.
Hodges praised Arradondo, who served as the department’s face over the past week while Harteau was out of the state taking time off. “The experience of working closely with him over the past week, which has been so hard on everyone in Minneapolis, has solidified my confidence,” the mayor said.
For her part, Harteau said in a statement that Damond’s death has caused her to “engage in deep reflection.”
Pardon me, but what the heck – “Deep reflection?” A woman is dead. You have a Somali who you fast-tracked to the streets to increase diversity, you have either ignored or covered up all the complaints against him, but at least the family can take comfort in knowing that you are “reflecting”?
And here’s what is really infuriating people – the city insisted that its police start wearing body cameras after several shootings of unarmed civilians in 2015, yet there has been zero accountability:
But Harteau has publicly fought with city and state officials many times since then. In October 2013, she pushed back against a body camera proposal supported by Hodges and other council members, a month before Hodges was elected mayor.”
But Harteau’s ouster isn’t going to solve the bigger problems in Minneapolis.
The American Thinker had this opinion piece that summarized many people’s opinion:
“I can only hope that the worldwide attention the story of the shooting of pretty blonde Australian immigrant Justine Damond by Somali immigrant cop Mohammed Noor opens the door to exposing the P.C. madness that has gripped Minneapolis to worldwide ridicule.”