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‘Defunding The Police’ Is Insane. Here’s The Evidence

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Anders Hagstrom White House Correspondent
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The Minneapolis city council took $7.7 million out of its police department’s (MPD) budget Thursday, despite there being overwhelming evidence that doing so won’t improve police performance.

The city is reportedly taking the millions in funding and redirecting it toward “community violence prevention” and mental health response, a move not even supported by President-elect Joe Biden. Police and a number of citizens say decreasing funding won’t improve policing but will simply hamper officers’ ability to do their jobs.