"Cops are trained to be cops, and want to get into the community to protect and serve. City leaders on the other hands, want the cops to be more like "Bobbies". No guns, limited authority, minimal presence. And Little Jacob, has fallen right into that trap."
Well - once again we (the City of Minneapolis) has arrived. In the national spotlight. Unlike the old days, when people knew of Minneapolis as a cold place with a warm heart, the home of Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant, it is now quite different. Who do we have to thank? The Democrats of course. The Democrats who have evolved into progressives, and then devolved into total socialists. And the people who are now running this joint? Don't get me started on the City Council. Plus - Minneapolis has its own version of Bill de Blasio. Only this Mayor, is about a foot shorter.
Can I just cut to the chase? Minneapolis has turned into a sewer. Fact. Crime is up, and the number of cops is coming down. Many on the City Council want to focus on "community relations" rather than good old policing. The cops hate that, and the criminals love it. Right now, it is a field day for roving gangs of youth to look for victims of opportunity to do a "beat down" on. Just the other day, two of our finest teenagers in this city, took a couple of "Nice Ride" bicycles, found a man in a wheelchair, beat him, and robbed him. Made national news (again).
But besides the fact few want to wander into this "belly of the beast" anymore, President Trump is honoring Minneapolis by letting it be his next Minnesota visit. How does the Boy Mayor, "Little de Blasio" welcome the President? He does not. He shows his east coast roots. How so? He put out an official memorandum telling the President he was about as welcome in Minneapolis as morning breath.
Then to really add to this kerfuffle, Boy Mayor instructs the police union there will be NO cops allowed at the rally in uniform. What is really odd about this directive, is Minneapolis, a historic DFL (L as in Labor) town, has always had the cops supporting the Democrats. As such, they were ENCOURAGED to show up in uniform when a Democrat came calling. HOWEVER - as of late, when the Democrat Mayors seemed to eschew their own police (like de Blasio of New York), the cops have been supporting Republicans. And cops LOVE this President!
Minneapolis has now joined many other large Blue cities which has the most curious example of leadership. The cities police force is at variance with the vision of city leadership. Cops are trained to be cops, and want to get into the community to protect and serve. Period. City leaders on the other hands, want the cops to be more like "Bobbies". No guns, limited authority, minimal presence. And Little Jacob, has fallen right into that trap.
One of Robert Heinlein's most famous books was "Stranger in a strange land". That is Minneapolis today. There was a time when I was younger, that to travel into Minneapolis was no big shakes. In fact, I drove through the Twin Cities twice a day to get to work and back. Today however, going into that city does make many patriots feel like a stranger in a very strange land. Unsafe. Unwelcome. Unnatural.
Nice job Jacob. You have failing schools in your city. Rising crime rates. Gangs. Drugs. Thugs. Pockets of insularity which leads to tribalism. Now you show how rude this city has become. "Minnesota Nice" has been replaced with "stay the hell out of here if you are conservative."
Well Jacob, we will abide by your wishes. Although we will come into your town en masse to welcome OUR President on October 10th. Why? Because we love and respect our President. Oh, and one more thing Jacob. We also love and respect your cops.