The idiots in charge of the city of Minneapolis and Hennepin County apparently want to incentivize crime in their jurisdictions. That’s apparent because “Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced that bail amounts will no longer be required for those charged with 19 different felony-level crimes after Jan. 1. Some of the crimes covered under the bail change include auto theft, identity theft and thefts valued under $35,000.” Last week, HotAir’s Ed Morrissey wrote this article about carjackings.

In the article, Morrissey wrote “Ho hum, just another couple of months in the reduced-policing utopia known as Minneapolis. With fewer police on the street, that must mean that residents in the city that made ‘abolish the police’ official policy must be enjoying a more peaceful and free life, right?” Then he cited this Star Tribune article, writing “Well, some are — and the rest are paying for it:”

Over the past two months, Minneapolis police have logged more than 125 carjackings in the city, a troubling surge that authorities had largely linked to small groups of marauding teens. But an increasing number of adults have been arrested in recent weeks for the same crime.

Within a one-hour period Saturday morning, police reported three separate carjackings in southeast Minneapolis, including one where an elderly woman was struck on the head. Such attacks are up 537% this month when compared with last November.

“The numbers are staggering,” said police spokesman John Elder. “It defies all civility and any shred of common human decency.”

That happened before getting rid of bail. Is Hennepin County trying to eliminate carjackings or increase carjackings? This isn’t just happening in poor neighborhoods:

The violence is beginning to meander to more wealthy neighborhoods, as the violent criminals have had time and resources to organize and look for more lucrative targets.

This video is frightening:

The implications from this interview are frightening. It’s apparent that this isn’t the work of punks who don’t fear the police. It’s the work of gangs working a system.

In Minneapolis, police funding has been cut. The Council wants to cut it more. That means few carjackers will get caught. Now, the ones who get caught will be released virtually immediately.

5 Responses to “Why crime is rising in Minneapolis”

  • eric z says:

    Crime is rising because of theTrump economy. People out of work in record numbers since the 30’s. Hunger. Homelessness. Sure the stock market is doing okay for the rich. But they are the white collar criminals who never go to jail, when they do crime. How many did Holder jail? Right. None. Barr? None. Sessions? None. Big dollar donors do not go to jail. But don’t steal a loaf of bread because of hunger. Somebody’ll write a book about it.

  • John Palmer says:

    The last time I looked the lockdown in MN is the Governors doing and his actions have prompted many businesses to close and trigger layoffs. However, hunger and homelessness by themselves will not result in rising crime.

    If the rewards for criminal activity are greater than the costs more criminal acts will occur. Reduce the chance of catching criminals results in increased crime. Swift sure apprehension followed by successful prosecution and sentencing results in less crime. People will respond to an increase in crime by avoiding areas where crime rates are high and will escalate their knowledge of self defense. If pepper spray or mace are not sufficient they will arm themselves with more lethal weapons and they will learn to use these weapons.

    Law enforcement knows how to prevent crime they simply need adequate resources to conduct proven crime prevention activities.

  • eric z says:

    John Palmer’s suggestion [detterence argument] would well apply to the SEC and Justice Department, where such balancing of act/consequences happens among rational actors – Wall Streeter types do such balancing. Kids with guns? Perhaps. Deterrence arguments fit white collar crime more than juveniles.

  • Chad Q says:

    So I guess Eric’s logic is poor are poor so they people commit crimes. Old Joe says they’re just as smart as white kids so they got that going for them at least.
    Crime is running rampant in DFL controlled cities like MPLS because the criminals know there’s little to no repercussions for committing the crimes and now Hennepin County has created an even faster revolving door with the 19 no bail crimes.

    FYI, the stock market is doing great for anyone with a 401k and last I checked, those weren’t exclusively rich people.

  • Chad Q says:

    It should have read, logic is poor people are poor so they commit crimes. Fingers not typing as fast as thoughts came.

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