Authorities in Minneapolis sent out a message to all residents telling them they should ‘prepare’ to be robbed and to obey criminals following a recent surge in robberies and carjackings.
“Be prepared to give up your cell phone and purse/wallet,” states the email, which also says that if a resident encounters a criminal, they should “do as they say.” The advisory comes off the back of over two months of rioting, protests and unrest following the death of George Floyd.
Minneapolis has experienced a 46% increase in carjackings and a 36% increase in robberies compared to this same time last year, while “Police in the city’s Third Precinct alone have received more than 100 reports of robberies and 20 reports of carjackings in just the last month,” reports Alpha News.
Minneapolis’ Congressional representative Ilhan Omar has also repeatedly called for the police force to be dismantled and replaced with an army of glorified social workers. It appears as though authorities in the city have waved a white flag to criminals who will now be emboldened to target more victims who are less likely to put up any resistance.
Defunding the Police and creating autonomous zones for Black people may not be such a good idea after all.